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Case Study

In this context, a case study is the use of the case method--a teaching approach that uses decision-forcing cases to put students in the role of people who were faced with difficult decisions at some time in the past. Cases studies typically provide a reference framework for the decision to be made and supporting information that would permit the user to examine alternative manners in which the problem is addressed and to develop a defensible argument for their proposed solution to the quandary presented.  

Each Submission Must include:

  1. Title
  2. Author
  3. Description
  4. Learning goals for the item
  5. Appropriate audience
  6. A list of key references (cited or suggested)
  7. A list of credits (if appropriate)
  8. Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)
  9. Source URL (if item is stored online) OR
  10. PDF file for upload
  11. Supporting presentational materials.*
  12. A basic set of questions or an assignment.**

Review Criteria


  1. The material presented is accurate, scientifically correct.
  2. Stated learning goals are appropriately addressed.
  3. The material is appropriate for the target audience.
  4. Material can be easily incorporated by others.
  5. Appropriate references are cited.                                                 


  1. The format is appropriate for a presentation of the subject matter.
  2. The text is clearly written and easily understood.
  3. Graphics/multimedia elements are appropriate and enhance learning of the subject matter.
  4. Length is appropriate for the subject matter covered.
  5. There is an element of creativity and/or originality.

*Supporting presentation materials include: PowerPoint, YouTube video or other presentation item(s) that supplement the case study.

**A Basic Set of Questions or an Assignment designed to demonstrate student mastery of the stated learning outcomes.