Case Study Search

Displaying results 1 - 8 of 8

Focuses on the academic, administrative, local and regional issues surrounding a county school board's failed attempt to partner with a local college and successful partnering with an out-of- state University in creating a dual enrollment program.

This case focuses on the academic, administrative, local and regional issues surrounding the attempts by a county school board to partner with a local college in designing and implementing a dual e

Conflict erupts when the Catholic Church seeks to reclaim a building that has housed a popular public school for almost fifty years based on a Hungarian law requiring localities to return all property to local religious orders. The case also prompts analysis of how local governments are caught between the dictates of nationally driven policy or regulation and the specific, unique needs of their own communities.

This short, engaging case spurs class discussion about the role of community-based interest groups and the pressures they exert on local governments and public executives.

Mapping can become, with the use of this note, a systematic and  theoretically sound tool for managers and leaders, one of the basic  building blocks of sound leadership analysis and development of  organizational strategies and management tactics.

Leaders and managers are subject to competing outside pressures and forces that can enable or block their ability to make progress.

The material on Central Falls is presented chiefly as a ―retrospective case‖ in which an instructor and students can review how the issue of school failure emerged in this community and state, how different actors were mobilized by it, and how the initial impasse between administration and teachers ultimately came to be resolved.

In January 2010 controversy erupted in the small city of Central Falls, Rhode Island, after state education officials identified the local high school as in need of overhaul due to the low level of

A county administrator carefully prepares a plan to replace a deteriorating elementary school with a new building that meets current safety and environmental standards, but voters scuttle authorization of the bond issue needed to finance it.

This brief, three part case depicts a public official encountering the fundamental and ongoing tension between democracy and administrative judgment.

Harvard's Joseph S. Nye, a senior public policy professor with an  extensive background in high-level public service, outlines ten critical  considerations to apply in urging higher-ups toward action.

Writing a successful action memo to a superior requires not just attention to the generic features of the form, but consideration of critical factors that affect the reader's reception and resultin

An award winning public agency development group applies innovative approaches to transportation issues.  The group's success in using private sector concepts and public-private partnerships transforms the agency's outlook on providing services.

This case enables students to explore public sector innovation, consider the utility of private sector techniques in public enterprise, and weigh the possibilities of public-private partnerships.

This case contains themes pertinent to policy analysis, science and public policy, public management, and ethics. It can facilitate a rich discussion that can last 45-70 minutes, but it is suitable to shorter, more focused discussion of specific issues as well.

This case describes the decision by administrators at San Jose State University to ban blood drives on campus and the aftermath of that decision.