Case study: UMD Student Dies Of Adenovirus-Related Illness, its implications on the university and its stake holders


Paper description:

Write a 12- to 15-page case study that addresses a significant organizational problem at a college or university (I recommend the story of the student of Maryland University who died because of the Adenovirus and the concern of students and their families. What was the university and its stake holders response) or any other issue happened at a higher education institution within the last 10 years. The problem should feature meaningful administration or governance implications for the college or university. In other words, the case study should not explore a personality conflict between only several individuals or an overly specific or idiosyncratic aspect of day-to-day operations. Ideally, the problem should be generalizable to a broader set of institutions in higher education. The case study should be divided into two sections.

  • The first half of the case study should be a descriptive narrative of the problem; describe salient events and organizational context as well as the stakes (such as Board of trusties, University president, students, faculty, staff, government, community …) for the organization. I provided a similar sample to follow the style.
  • The second half of the case study should be analytical and prescriptive. You should consider how various concepts and theories from class (and even beyond) illuminate the situation in question. Your paper should recommend a course of action, including specifying the administration and governance implications. A useful orienting question for this second section is, what about these readings helped you understand the situation more clearly?
  • I provided some references.

Assignment Format:

  • Please use Times New Roman, 12-point font; double-spaces; 1-inch margins.
  • All written assignments must follow APA (6th edition) formatting. APA is the standard writing style in education, so learn it now (even if it feels tedious). If you do not own a copy of the APA Style Manual (for the record, I do not own an updated copy), you can reference a copy in the library. Moreover, there are numerous websites that offer helpful advice about citations. The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), for example, is an excellent resource for citation styles.
  • • Reference librarians are also very helpful.

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