Case Studies

Leader Change, Policies Evolve

Leader Change, Policies Evolve

In 2011, Massachusetts placed the Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) in state receivership and named Jeffrey Riley as superintendent/receiver. Under his leadership, LPS made significant gains. In 2018, Riley resigned to… READ MORE

Edgecomb College

Edgecomb College

An analysis of three compensation plans at Edgecomb College—one for faculty, one for support staff, and one for administrative staff. What process is used to create the compensation plans? What… READ MORE

Benton State University

Benton State University

Benton State, a public university in a multicultural community, adopts a multilingual policy on campus. Debate ensues between supporters of the policy who applaud this recognition of diversity and those… READ MORE

Crisis at Wesleyan University (Z)

Crisis at Wesleyan University (Z)

The administration establishes a committee to respond to student demands. The hunger strike ends and a letter describing the incidents is sent to parents. Things seem to be improving, although… READ MORE

Crisis at Wesleyan University (Y)

Crisis at Wesleyan University (Y)

Tensions continue at Wesleyan. There are two fire bombings (one in the president’s office), graffiti are painted on the walls of Malcolm X house (an African-American residence), and at a… READ MORE

Crisis at Wesleyan University (X)

Crisis at Wesleyan University (X)

Minority students at Wesleyan University demand that the president and trustees provide more resources, classes, and activities for diversity awareness. Student activities include sit-ins, protests, and riots. How should the… READ MORE

Austin Community College

Austin Community College

Austin Community College succeeds in creating a local tax base in 1986, adding $10 million annually to its budget. At the time, faculty salaries are low and the campus is… READ MORE

Assessment in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Assessment in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Legislators in Virginia pass legislation requiring assessment programs at all higher education institutions to ensure the citizens of Virginia of the quality of higher education available in the commonwealth. As… READ MORE

The Arthroscopy Seminar

The Arthroscopy Seminar

UCLA Extension’s previously successful Arthroscopy Seminar is facing declining enrollments, more competition, and reduced revenues. Coordinator Jean Abbott, faced with the possibility of program elimination, convenes a meeting with course… READ MORE

Alewife Community College

Alewife Community College

Administrators at Alewife must develop a plan to market the newly-created community college. The case asks readers to use a spreadsheet to determine the most effective way to use local… READ MORE