Center for Teaching and Learning
Policies & Professionalism: Scenario 7
You are grading papers in a conference room when the program coordinator appears in the doorway and asks if you’d like to go out and get something to eat. You have felt uncomfortable with this staff member recently because the person has repeatedly complimented you on your appearance and asks a lot of personal questions, including whether you are dating someone. You say you are busy and need to finish grading, but the staff member remains and persists. Finally, you collect your things and get up to go. For a moment the staff member blocks the doorway, but then says “okay” and you leave the room.