CALL for PRESENTERS: NCAA CASE STUDY

49TH ANNUAL GATHERING of NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARTS ADMINISTRATORS & the 58th ANNUAL GATHERING INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF FINE ARTS DEANS
SAN DIEGO, CA, October 6-7, 2022

NCAA invites its members to apply to present a Case Study at one of our pre-conference events.

CASE STUDIES + TOPIC:

True to life examples of tough problems in administration are presented as a Case Study with structured questions, for small groups to discuss and resolve. If you have a tough problem or unique experience in arts administration and academic leadership, consider developing a case study. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Media: Blessing or Curse?
  • Interpersonal Communication and Emails: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Succeeding with External Constituencies
  • Budget Management
  • Personnel Evaluation and Issues Related to Promotion and Tenure
  • Personal Growth & Career Paths
  • Any topical area related to arts administration and leadership

PRESENTER GUIDELINES:

  • Following the Case Study Template (below), each presentation will begin with a 5 – 10-minute introduction or readout of a "problem statement" for discussion in small groups. Groups will then share their analysis of the problem.
  • Upon conclusion of the discussion, the presenter may provide a “solution” in the form of an insight(s), tool(s), new idea(s), interesting perspective(s), and/or ongoing concerns.
  • Visuals are not necessary but may consist of materials needed to support small group conversations such as photocopies for reference. Final presentations are due two weeks before the session.
  • We typically have two presenters for a 75-minute session. Therefore, we give two presenters approximately 30 minutes to present and discuss.
  • Please be prepared to support lively engagement and discussion among the audience.

APPLY: Interested members should outline your proposal, or send an actual case study, in one or two paragraphs, and send a brief bio by June 27, 2022 to Charlie Kanwischer ([email protected]) and Sarah Meyer ([email protected]).

SUBMITTING MATERIALS:

Those selected to present will be asked to submit the following items by Monday, September 19, 2022 by end of business:

  • Your topic title
  • Very brief bio (one or two sentences)
  • Case Study Template

DATE, TIME, LOCATION

  • Wednesday Afternoon, October 5, 2022, 2:45 - 4:00 pm, Regatta Foyer

 

 

CASE STUDY TEMPLATE

Please prepare a narrative outline of the Case Study. An example, is as follows:

Topic of Case Study: (ex. “Internal Candidate Tenure-Track Search Case”)

Overview of the problem statement: Please summarize your topic in a 1-2 paragraph statement touching on the challenge, approach, and any important highlights. (ex. “The proposed case study will focus on a tenure-track search that included an internal candidate. The search divided tenure/track and non-tenure eligible faculty in the department over a beloved instructor who’d held the position on a waiver for two years and was not selected for an on-campus interview. The department chair was not on the search committee, per HR policy, but the search committee and members of the department wanted the chair to get involved with what each group thought needed to be fixed within the search process. The chair had to decide what was and wasn’t appropriate for them to get involved with the search, how to deal with conflict between faculty, and HR policy.”)

Baseline Information: Bullet the key issues and a list of points you would like each group to discuss:

(ex. Some of the issues to be discussed in the case study:

  • what was and wasn’t appropriate for the chair to get involved with the search,
  • how to deal with conflict between faculty, communication strategy, responsibilities,
  • what is the national, state, HR policy, title 9
  • how best to heal the department and move forward

Concluding Remarks: Prepare participants to read out the group’s conclusion after discussion.

The presenter may summarize the discussion, provide ongoing details, and/or report out on the outcomes.