History and Namesake
Dr. Robert A. Dubick served the profession of student affairs as a professor of Higher Education at the University of Akron where he formally served as Associate Provost and Dean of Students. Dr. Dubick provided outstanding service to OCPA as a member-at-large for 4-year public institutions and was the 1998 recipient of OCPA’s Phillip A. Tripp Distinguished Service Award. His extensive service was most noted by his exemplary work with FIPSE alcohol education, his emphasis on community building, and his example of ethical leadership.
The case study competition will take place on Tuesday, February 6th at the 2024 OCPA Annual Conference. Each team of up to two graduate students will have 8 minutes to share their case presentation and 5 minutes for questions and defense.
Teams of two graduate students will discuss the issues and complexity related to a higher education scenario and offer solutions.
Judges will use the following criteria in their assessment of participants:
• The ability to use higher education and student affairs research and theory
• The feasibility of the chosen solution and strength of the defense
• The quality of the presentation, including concise arguments, logical reasoning, and teamwork
• The quality of response to judges’ questions or comments following the presentation
Certificates of participation and a monetary prize will be awarded to the winning team. The announcement of winners will take place at the closing banquet.
General Outline of Presentation