For many of the remaining topics in the course, assignments will be in the form of case studies. These case studies are designed to provide an opportunity to engage in that topic’s quantitative analysis method, as well as demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate professional communication.
Review “Decision Analysis Case Study: Valley of the Sun Reviews” for this topic’s case study (attached), a proposal to change the faculty performance review process at Valley of the Sun Academy (VSA).
Based on the information presented in the case study, create a decision tree or Excel-based analysis to determine the most appropriate recommendation.
In a 500-750-word report to VSA’s Human Resources department and the chief financial officer, explain your approach and the rationale for this method. Evaluate both outcomes and how they would be applied to this decision. Conclude your report with your recommendation for the review process VSA should adopt.
Submit your Excel-based analysis or decision tree with your report.
***You are required to use at least three academic references to support your reasoning for the team selection process.
***Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.
****You will be graded on:
1. Explanation of Approach and Rationale: An explanation of the approach and the rationale for implementing a new faculty performance review process is thoroughly developed with supporting details.
2. Evaluation of Each Approach and Application to Decision: A comprehensive evaluation of each review process approach and how it would be applied to the decision is thoroughly developed with supporting details.
3. Conclusion, Recommendation, and Decision Tree: A comprehensive conclusion with a recommendation for the review process and decision tree analysis that VSA should adopt is thoroughly developed with supporting details.
4. Thesis Development and Purpose: Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
5. Argument Logic and Construction: Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
6. Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style): Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.