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Summer Workshop

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Case Study Workshop. We have cancelled this year’s Workshop due to COVID-19. You may be interested in our Fall Conference September 18-19, 2020. Registration will open in May.

May 18-22, 2020

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Description: Our five-day summer 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 18-22, 2020

Schedule: The five days of the workshop are detailed in the workshop schedule.

Location: North Campus, University at Buffalo-107 Talbert Hall (see campus maps and directions).

Cost: $975

Registration Fee Covers: All workshop sessions, materials, free Wifi at the University at Buffalo, lunch Monday – Friday; dinners Monday–Thursday; and light refreshments during the workshop sessions and a copy of the book Start with a Story and a one year subscription to our case study collection answer keys and teaching notes.

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Travel and Accommodations: You are responsible for arranging and paying for your own travel and accommodations. We have arranged for a limited number of rooms for a special price for a limited time at the closest hotels to the university. Please see details below.

Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY, 716-689-6900. Rooms are non-smoking, standard (one king or two double), for $132/night. Book your group rate for UB Case Study May 2020. Rates and rooms available until April 24, 2020.

Comfort Inn University, 1 Flint Road, Amherst, NY, 716-688-0811. Room block under name "UB Case Study." Rooms are non-smoking, standard (one king or two double), for $80/night (Sunday-Thursday nights); and $90.00 (Friday night). Reserve Your Room Now. Rates and rooms available until April 26, 2020.

Getting to Campus: From the hotels listed above it is a short 10-minute walk to the campus shuttle. The shuttle schedule will be supplied near the time of the workshop. Total time to walk from these hotels to the workshop location in Talbert Hall is about 25 minutes.

Other hotels, see:

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellation requests must be in writing and must be received by us no later than 12:00 noon EST, April 20, 2020. A $100 processing fee will apply to ALL registration cancellations. Please send cancellation requests to Carolyn Wright’s attention via email ( No refunds will be given after 12:00 noon EST, April 20, 2020. There will be no refunds for individuals who register and pay 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