Case Studies

Higher Education

Each case study includes a description, length, setting, and topics of the case study discussed.

Topics include Administration and Finance; Curriculum; Development; External Relations and Public Affairs; Faculty; Human Resources and Labor Relations; Leadership; Marketing; Planning; and Student Affairs.


Each case study includes a description, length, setting, and topics of the case study discussed.

Topics include Data Use; Community Organizing; Leadership; Planning; and Curriculum.

Case Studies in Higher Education

For more than 35 years, the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has provided professional development opportunities to higher education administrators from around the world. Historically, the case study has been a primary method of instruction employed by faculty in many of Harvard’s leadership development programs. Since HIHE’s inception, case studies have been developed covering a range of topics. Included on our website, are the most recent and widely used cases in the collection.
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  • PDF (sent via email within 24 hours)
  • Hard copy (standard shipping options)
  • Permission to reprint (Can only be purchased after the actual case has been purchased as a PDF or hard copy. You must specify the number of copies you plan to make in the space provided.)
These order options are listed below each case study. Just click on the option you would like to purchase, include a quantity, and it will be added to your shopping cart.

Cost of Cases:
  • $7.95 each for principal or A cases
  • $2.95–$4.95 each for B, C, or other supplementary case studies
  • Permission to reprint is $1.95–$4.95 per reprinted copy

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