Newcomer Workshop

15 NACRA Embryo Call for Caselets (.PDF)

15 NACRA Embryo Call for Caselets (.DOCX)

Newcomer Workshop – Call for Embryo Case-lets

NACRA Annual Meeting, October 8-10, 2015

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida

 Newcomer Workshop Submission Deadline: June 12, 2015

What is an Embryo Case-Let?

Case-lets or case “embryos” are cases that are in early development, similar to research-in-progress papers or posters at many academic conferences. Whereas a typical completed case is 8-10 pages of single-spaced text plus 5 or more pages of exhibits, an Embryo Case-Let is no longer than 2 pages, single-spaced (see Embryo Case-Let Formatting Instructions).

At the NACRA 2015 meeting, Embryo Case-Lets will be discussed at the Newcomer Workshop from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, October 8, 2015. 

Who should submit Embryo Case-Lets? This workshop aims to help new case writers, who want to learn how to develop effective teaching cases and instructor manuals.

If accepted, the submission must be presented with at least one case-let author in attendance. Thus, in submitting your case-let, you are committing to having at least one author attend the NACRA conference and to participate in the roundtable Embryo Case-Let discussions from noon to 4pm on Thursday, October 8, 2014.


Cases may deal with any topic in an academic discipline where dynamic classroom discussion would be useful. Although most cases presented at NACRA address business functional areas, case ideas are invited and encouraged from other areas and disciples, including but not limited to education, law, social work, and healthcare administration or policy.

“Armchair” or fictitious cases are not permitted. Case embryos must be original work based on real events, real people, and real organizations, and must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere (in journals, books, or online).

Embryo Case-Let Submission Instructions

Submitted Embryo Case-Lets may not be under simultaneous review for other conferences or publications. Maximum submission length is two pages. Submit in .doc or .docx format only.

It is important to format your Embryo Case-Let Proposal according to the following guidelines: One inch margins all around, single-spaced, 11 point font, Times New Roman, 2 pages maximum. Please use the Newcomer Workshop Template found on the next page, below.

Save your 2 page .doc or .docx file as “15 NACRA Embryo <your last name>.docx”

Submit your RIP Proposal directly to Sally Baack, 2015 Newcomer Workshop Track Chair, at .

 Inquiries regarding the Newcomer Workshop session can be directed to:

Sally Baack,  or to NACRA 2015 Program Chair John Gamble, NACRA2015@TAMUCC.EDU with “15 NACRA Embryo” in the subject line.

 Newcomer Workshop Submission Deadline: June 12, 2015


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