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RA Conference Case Study


I am excited to offer your institution the opportunity to participate in the Case Study Competition at the 27th Annual UNI RA Conference.  Participating in this competition is a great way for delegates to benefit from the evaluation of a situation, share ideas, and connect with peers and colleagues from other institutions that may positively impact your career and your life!  We hope your institution plans to take advantage of this great opportunity!
The case studies will allow participants to deal with a problem or issue that they would likely confront or handle on their home campuses.  This year there are three options to choose from:
Option 1:  Easy
This option presents student staff members with a basic problem that examines low level conflict mediation skills, problem solving skills, and community building skills.
Option 2: Medium
This option allows participants to work through a situation that relies on multiple perspectives to address and resolve a problem. Participants are expected to be able to utilize mediation, problem solving, and community building skills in addition to resources.
Option 3: Difficult
This option allows participants to engage in problem solving by not only utilizing the skills they have developed, but also demonstrate their own personal identity growth and development. Participants will be asked to critically think through the scenario and challenge themselves to think beyond their role as an RA.

Participant Registration Form
Judge Registration Form
Every participant will receive their case study scenario prior to the conference via email. Participants can choose to sign up with a partner from their school or elect to have a partner from another institution. If participants choose to present with someone from another school, emails can be exchanged and meeting the Friday night of the conference will happen at the case study meeting.
Each group will present a ten-minute presentation, followed by five minutes for Q & A by the judges. Participants will then leave as judges discuss and evaluate the presentation.
Awards for each level of case study will be presented at the end of the conference.
If you wish to serve as a judge, please click on the link above and fill out the form.  
Case Study Judges will meet from 9:15-9:45pm on Friday night
We welcome all professional staff members to be a judge for the Case Study Competition.  This meeting will provide judges with the scenarios as well as an opportunity to ask any questions about the judging process.
Case Study Participants will meet from either 9:45-10:15pm (for Option 3:Hard) or 10:15-10:45pm (for Options 2 & 1) on Friday night.
I encourage you to consider this invitation to participate in the Case Study Competition and make this year’s conference experience unforgettable.  If you have questions, please feel free to call (319) 273-2333 or email
I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 UNI RA Conference!
Erica Eischen
Case Study Committee Chair