Summer Workshop

May 16 - 20, 2016

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Thank you for your interest in our summer workshop. The workshop has filled and registration is now closed. If you would like to be added to our wait list in case there are cancellations, please email Carolyn Wright at

You may be interested in attending our upcoming two-day fall conference on case study teaching, which will take place on September 16–17, 2016, in Buffalo, NY. The conference covers much of the same material as the summer workshop without the hands-on case study teaching experience. Registration for the conference will be available on our website in June. For more details, see the conference website.

Description: Our five-day workshop focuses on training science faculty to teach with case studies, to write their own cases, and to assess their students’ learning with cases. The first three days of the workshop focus on learning the case study method, with demonstrations and time to prepare cases of your own. During the final two days of the workshop, all participants are required to teach a case before a student audience using a case they have developed during the workshop. In addition, workshop participants are expected to produce a case study within six months of the workshop for our national, peer-reviewed case collection.

Dates:  May 16 - 20, 2016

Location:  120 Clemens Hall, North Campus, University at Buffalo (see campus maps and directions).

Cost: $900.00.

Registration Fee Covers:   All workshop sessions, materials, computer access, and meals as follows: lunch, Monday-Friday, and dinner, Monday-Thursday.  (We will offer a light, continental breakfast each morning at the workshop; guests of the Ramada Hotel receive a full breakfast buffet as part of their stay there.)

You are responsible for arranging and paying for your own travel and accommodations. We have made arrangements with the nearby Ramada Hotel and Conference Center to hold a number of rooms at a special rate of $79.00 per night by mentioning that you are with the UB Case Study Workshop. Rates and rooms at the Ramada will be held until April 15, 2016.

Cancellation Policy:   Registration cancellation requests must be in writing and must be received by us no later than Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  A $100 processing fee will apply to ALL registration cancellations. Please send cancellation requests to Carolyn Wright’s attention via email ( or fax (716-645-2975).  No refunds will be given after Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  There will be no refunds for individuals who register for the workshop but do not attend.

Intended Audience: The workshop is open to anyone interested in science education, including high school teachers and international teachers.  Past workshops have included instructors of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, mathematics, geology, geography, psychology, anthropology, nursing, dentistry, medicine, engineering, science education, and other related disciplines.

Workshop Director:   Dr. Clyde (Kipp) Herreid is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.   He has conducted numerous workshops around the country on case method teaching, team learning, and problem-based learning.   He is the author of a column on case studies regularly featured in the Journal of College Science Teaching and is the Director of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.

If you have questions, please contact:

Carolyn Wright
Workshop Coordinator

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science