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Alternative Dispute Resolution Clause for Learning Teams - Essay

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RUNNING HEAD: ADR Clause

Alternative Dispute Resolution Clause for Learning teams
Sophia Menewa
LAW 531: Business Law
University of Phoenix

Introduction
At the University of Phoenix (UOP), students come from diverse backgrounds; therefore have developed different studying methods and practices, which may not be common to other students. One of the strength of UOP is the learning team environment where students learn from classmates, thus enabling them to receive first hands experience from colleagues. . However, this strength can become a double edge sword in a learning group, where students can face a vast array of disagreements. These can range from issues such as what method communication to use, within the scope of the learning team, to more practical issues like how to specifically divide group work, or who is to be in charge of the group, particularly if there is a student that is used to being in charge in previous groups, and may not be comfortable being a “follower”. In those circumstances, it becomes imperative for learning teams to develop charts and specific clauses which will enable them to resolve conflict in constructive and productive manners. “Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers parties alternative means of resolving their differences outside actual courtroom litigation and the costly aspects of preparation for it (Jennings, M., 2006, p.111). In a class setting, this method of conflict resolution will be far more effective than any other alternative, particularly because of time and cost constraints. ADR Clause

In the event of any team member unwillingness to participate, cooperate or take on a role that would facilitate a team’ project or assignment, or should any personalities conflict arise among team members, the entire team will be guided by the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clause, which will enable the team to reach a consensus. Any controversy arising out of team member’s interactions will be settled...

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