This exercise stages a data-analysis task within the world of US men's college basketball. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, known as "March Madness," begins every March with 68 college teams and concludes in April with 1 champion. It is one of the biggest sporting events of the year in the United States—a multi-billion-dollar
Imagine the impact on your students’ motivation and learning if they could personally assess themselves—and receive peer feedback—on the critical behaviors that would make them better innovators.
As faculty, we know that innovation capabilities are fundamental life skills, regardless of the disciplinary interests and career choices our students make. Based on over a decade of research at UVA’s Da
This exercise is a way for facilitators to make in-the-moment adaptations to existing scripting exercises, in order to address questions and scenarios that arise during Giving Voice to Values (GVV) sessions. In a GVV program, participants are invited to practice scripting responses to and creating action plans for a values-challenging scenario. Sometimes, a participant’s values challenge starts to
The purpose of this exercise is to allow students to engage in a hands-on prototyping and testing exercise. Students are asked to form teams and create a prototype boat that can float on water carrying marbles using only materials provided by the instructor (e.g., cups, straws, tape, etc.). The boat must not sink, and the students should aim to carry as many marbles as possible.
This exercise and its accompanying handouts, designed to be used in courses for non-MBA audiences that explore aspects of entrepreneurship, guide students through the development of their very own business plan. From researching and deciding on a business concept, to developing prospective customer profiles and understanding target markets, to creating financial and operations projections, this se
This exercise helps students practice bringing vulnerability, compassion, and curiosity to a discussion. Over two rounds, groups of students are asked to both answer questions about themselves and listen as others answer, sharing in an environment of confidentiality and care.
In this exercise, students read a brief medical history of fictional patient Mr. Jones, who has chronic low back pain (LBP). They are also given an overview of LBP and its treatment options in the United States. Their task is to develop a value-based payment system that defines outcome measures (patient success) over time and indicates how to compensate clinicians based on those outcome measures,
This exercise puts students into the role of an associate at a marketing and sales agency. They are asked to develop specific recommendations to present to some senior leaders about how the firm can and should become more truly inclusive and just. They also must be specific about the objectives and metrics they believe must be agreed to, and who should be accountable for them, in order to insure p
This case presents students with the issue of whether Black college football coaches are fired fairly. Students are asked to use the provided data set to think through the various prompts about building the model they would test, including considering the dependent and independent variables and their initial hypothesis.
To prepare for each year’s NFL draft, each team creates a “model” for player selection. This involves developing a holistic view of every player (especially those the team is most interested in), such that it can compare two different players. In this exercise, students are tasked with building and operationalizing (but not actually collecting the data or testing) a model for player selection in t
In this exercise, students are put into the role of newly appointed general manager of an NFL team and must use the data provided to conduct draft research and make a tentative decision for their team’s first four picks in the NFL draft. The data show the team’s prospect analysis and include each prospect’s grade on the 1–100 scale (and thus tier) and ranking among other prospects that play the sa
In this exercise, students are put into the role of head coach of an NFL team and must use the data provided to conduct draft research and make a tentative decision for their team’s first four picks in the NFL draft. The data show the team’s prospect analysis and include each prospect’s grade on the 1–100 scale (and thus tier) and ranking among other prospects that play the same position. Their ta