Case Study: Problem Proposal Assignment Instructions
The goal of this exercise is to develop useful case studies from the experience of students in the class to examine together “in-class” in order to practice using organizational analysis for problem-posing and problem-solving in the workplace.
1. Step One: Identify an instance where you encountered or were a part of a problem situation in the administration of your educational agency.
a. Make it a manageable problem, not one that would require extensive analysis.
b. Reflect upon the problem situation long enough to refresh yourself on the specifics.
2. Step Two: Having refreshed yourself on the specifics, provide some background information. Use the following questions/instructions to guide you in this step:
a. What is the community and agency setting?
b. Include fictitious names and agency titles to maintain privacy.
c. Describe the problem situation that arose.
3. Step Three: Use the following guidelines in completing this assignment:
a. Make sure you address both Steps one and two above.
b. Your problem summary is to be 2–3 pages in length.
c. References are not required, but if used, must follow current APA formatting guidelines.
d. Assignment is to include a title page, be double-spaced, written in 12-point Times New Roman font, and follow current APA formatting guidelines (first person should not be used).