Best Teaching Case Studies Awards

This competition identifies and recognizes outstanding teaching case studies related to all DSI disciplines. All case authors are invited to submit their new and innovative cases to the competition.


To be eligible for consideration, a submission must meet the following criteria:

  1. The case cannot have won the DSI Best Teaching Case Studies Award at a previous meeting.
  2. The case must have been written in the past five years (since 2017) and must not have been formally accepted in print or through a Case Clearing House (e.g., Darden, Ivey, etc.).
  3. Finalists must register for and present their cases at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in order to be eligible to win. This is because the winner will be announced after live presentations by the finalists competing for the Best Teaching Case Studies Award. For co-authored cases, a minimum of one author must register for the meeting.

Submission Requirements:

Submissions must constitute a complete teaching package including the following documents and materials:

  1. A submission title page listing all author(s) names, affiliations, and contact information. This is the only place in the submission files where the authors’ names should appear.
  2. Case document
  3. Teaching note
  4. Supplementary files [optional]

Judging Criteria:

A panel of case experts will judge the submissions and will identify three finalists on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Worthy Focus. Does the case address an important and timely business or managerial issue?
  • Learning Challenge. Does the case engage the student in an appropriate and intellectually challenging way?
  • Does the case present the facts, data, and decision(s) to be made in a clear and concise way, consistent with its focus and objectives?
  • Professional Appearance. Does the case and teaching note present a well written and complete teaching package?
  • Potential for Use. Is the case and teaching note likely to receive widespread and effective use?
  • Comprehensive Analysis. Does the case encompass the right combination of qualitative and/or quantitative issues as appropriate for the case?
  • Course/Concepts Linkages. Are the theoretical linkages in the case appropriate to the course and the topic?
  • Well-defined Pedagogical Note. Does the teaching note provide adequate guidance regarding how to teach the case, position the case in the course, and outline key learning points?

The three finalists will present their cases at the 2022 DSI Annual meeting. The judges will select a winner based on a combination of the written material and the presentation.

Submission Procedure:

All submission files (author information, case, teaching notes, supplementary files, etc.) should be submitted via the conference submission system at the URL below. …

All submissions must be received by June 1st, 2022, to be eligible for the competition.

The finalists will be notified in September 2022. As previously noted, the winners will be determined immediately after their live competition presentations at the annual conference.  Finalists must present at the conference.

Case authors whose cases are not selected as finalists may be invited to present their cases in a general session at the DSI Annual Conference.