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POL 651 Case Analysis Assignment Instructions
The Case Analysis Assignment provides a realistic framework to apply the skills and practices referenced in Steven Liff’s 98 Opportunities to Improve Management in Government. This exercise allows students to analyze and resolve issues from three perspectives: the manager, the supervisor, and the leader. Students will be assigned to a group based on those three roles. Each student is responsible for reading the section of Liff which corresponds to their role
Case studies will be provided in weeks four, five, and six. The cases will each focus on one of the three roles. Each student is to review and analyze the case from the perspective of their assigned role, making recommendations to resolve the issue(s) presented. A two-page response should be posted by Wednesday. By Friday, each student will select one response from each of the other two teams and reply (1 page). Each case analysis is worth five points toward your final grade for a total of fifteen points. Three points will be awarded for the initial response and one point each for the two replies. The distribution of reading assignments is detailed below.
Liff Assigned Readings
Group 3: pgs. 186- 271 (For Leaders)
- Analyze the performance problems confronting a supervisor in the assigned case and offer strategies drawing on the readings in Liff for your assigned role.
- Indicate your assigned role in the subject line to facilitate review.
- Be sure to support your statements with appropriate references to this Week’s readings and other sources.
98 Opportunities to Improve Management in Government.
Part Three: For Leaders (pp. 120-167)
Each week, you should check the Faculty Corner to see which role you have been assigned and read the corresponding section in Liff (2014) listed below in order to get a head start on these Assignments.
Liff, S. (2014).