Submit a Case

The Electronic Hallway accepts cases for review on a rolling basis. Cases submitted must include the case, a teaching or usage note, and an abstract.

Cases accepted for review by the Electronic Hallway have been successfully taught, as related in an accompanying teaching and/or usage note, by the author. Cases may be written by, or in collaboration with, a research assistant, who must be properly credited.

Teaching and usage notes both provide the necessary advice on how to teach the case. The teaching note generally contains more analysis and greater academic detail. A usage note describes the purposes of a case, how to use the case, including its objectives and lessons, displays a teaching plan, identifies ways to use audio visual resources, lists possible readings and related materials. Usage notes are in the range of 4-6 pages, while a traditional teaching note is ordinarily longer.

An abstract serves as the introduction to the case on the Electronic Hallway’s website. It should briefly summarize the case's contents and describe ways it can best be taught. In addition, for cross-referencing on the web site, please identify subject and geographic areas.

Case Review

Eligible case submissions are assigned to two reviewers knowledgeable about the subject area of the case and experienced in case teaching within the intended area of use. Reviewers are encouraged to test teach the case, whenever possible, as part of the review process.

Reviewers evaluate case submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Quality and appropriateness of format, content, structure, and style. The Hallway seeks submissions of exceptional quality that demonstrate good practice in case writing and teaching guidance.
  • Value to the teaching and learning enterprise. Cases that invite lively engagement in fundamental issues and contribute to the learning of important concepts and skills are especially welcome.
  • Timeliness and timelessness. Both new cases that fill important and emerging curriculum gaps and those that remain resilient in long and widespread use have a place on the Hallway.
  • Classroom utility. Inherent teachability across a range of teaching contexts and audiences, and successful classroom use as related in teaching and usage notes that provide thorough analysis and detailed teaching suggestions, are particularly valued.

The Electronic Hallway may provide editorial assistance to revise the case and teaching note according to reviewers' suggestions. Case submissions accepted for publication may also be proofread and formatted by Hallway staff prior to actual publication.

Publication and Copyright

Upon acceptance, cases and teaching and usage notes are published on the Electronic Hallway. Publication is also announced on the Electronic Hallway's Hallway Talk Listserv.

Authors normally retain all rights to other publication and use of their material, but cannot revoke the Electronic Hallway's right to publish and distribute the material according to the Electronic Hallway's established policies.

If you'd like to submit a case to the Electronic Hallway, please contact us at hallhelp@uw.edu or 206.543.6386.