Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Time for a Change? A Human Resource Education Program in Flux: Instructor's Note

Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Time for a Change? A Human Resource Education Program in Flux: Instructor's Note

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CASE DESCRIPTION

The focus of this case is a university department head's dilemma as he decides whether or not to invest time and other resources to change an academic program that has a solid performance history but has seen has a recent decline in enrollment. Secondary issues presented in this case include leadership techniques, team dynamics, resource allocation, and organizational politics. Although this case is set in a university environment, the types of challenges portrayed in this case are faced by managers in all types of settings. This case has a difficulty level of three and above (appropriate for juniors, seniors, and graduate level). This case does not require the use of statistical analysis so it is accessible to students at all levels. This case is designed to be taught in two or three class hours in a management, education, or curriculum development course and is expected to require one to two hours of outside preparation for students. …

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