2018-19 Case Study Competition – Hopeville Community Schools
The ITERA National Case Study Challenge is for ITERA member programs and each program is responsible for the selection process resulting in its representative team.
2. The Team
Teams may be comprised of undergrad, grad, or a mix of grad and undergrad students. Each team may have no more than 5 members. Each program may field only one team.
3. Faculty Sponsor
Each team must have a faculty sponsor who is to notify the ITERA Case Competition Chair (Dr. Ray Steele email@example.com) of their team’s intent to participate by Friday, December 7, 2018.
4. The Paper
The paper should include a 2 page executive summary and, including all appendices, diagrams, and content, not exceed 20 pages in total. Double spacing, page numbers, and reasonable margins, plus any reasonable writing and documentation style is acceptable.
5. Paper submission
Papers must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 28, 2019, in PDF format except for the cover page. The cover page is the only location where the program or its campus and the team of authors are to be identified to facilitate the “blind judging” process. The cover page must also include the faculty sponsor and his/her contact information.
6. Judging and Announcement of Finalists
The judging of papers will be completed in February and winners announced by early March. Winning teams will advance to the ITERA annual conference tentatively set for April 2019. Winning teams typically receive housing and free registration to the conference.
7. The Finals
Finalists will do team presentations (20 minute maximum) at the ITERA conference and face questions on their proposal from a team of judges. The winning team shares a cash prize along with appropriate recognition for their program at the annual awards dinner at the conference.
All questions on the case are to be submitted via email to email@example.com by Friday, November 9, 2018, at 5:00pm. (Faculty sponsors may arrange a conference call with Dr. Steele (765-215-5732) and their teams if needed.) Responses will be provided via email to faculty sponsors of teams having submitted their intent to compete.
9. Judging Criteria
Judging will be done by a group of subject area experts and ITERA faculty. General criteria include:
a. How well the proposal addresses the problem, overall, or completeness;
b. Does the proposed technology offer practical solutions to the three areas of most significant concern for the foundation officers;
c. Does the proposed solution offer the intended users sensible solutions; and,
d. Does the budget credibly suggest “value” based solutions which can be justified as beneficial overall?
10. Additional Issues
Printed handouts for judges at the finals are allowed but not required. Please be aware that finals judges may have only read the executive summary from your papers.