Institute for Innovative Teaching and Learning for Public Service

Today’s students in public affairs programs are tomorrow’s government and nonprofit leaders. By participating in experiential learning opportunities while in graduate school, students learn the critical thinking and data analysis skills they will need to succeed as public sector professionals in the real-world and contribute to effective governance.


Now Live!

We are excited to announce Publicases is now live, and will be free to NASPAA member schools for the first year!   Publicases is an online Platform connecting students and faculty in public affairs schools around the world with case studies, data, and simulations.

NASPAA is uniquely positioned to expand the development and use of case studies, simulations, and other experiential learning materials in public affairs education. NASPAA’s Publicases is building on the tremendous contributions to our field by the Hallway at the Evans School (University of Washington) and the Hubert Project at the Humphrey School (University of Minnesota), as well as other creators of teaching cases, simulations, and other learning materials from around the world.  


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How to access the case collection

If you are a faculty member at a NASPAA member program you can access the system using the same login as NASPAA membership portal.   To gain access, first go to NASPAA’s membership portal to set your password; once your password is set you can return to and log in using the same credentials.  

If you are a faculty member who is not currently listed in the NASPAA membership database you will need to join via the membership portal.  Once you have done so email so we can verify you and match you to your university in our membership database.   Once you have been verified you can login using the credentials you have created.

If you are a faculty member not at a NASPAA member school, you have the opportunity to purchase a case from Publicases for a small fee.  If you choose to use the case in your classroom, you will send the main collection link to your students who will also be asked to purchase the case for the nominal fee. 


1. To strengthen the skills of student participants and future leaders across the globe in critical thinking and managing public governance, as well empowering them to engage in public service through simulations, cases and data-driven modes of learning.   

2. To equip faculty with tools and teaching devices such as teaching cases, multimedia cases and videos, and simulations (computer-based and role playing), as part of an effort to enhance experiential learning opportunities in the classroom.

3. To train students in data analysis skills though real-world examples, specifically how to think forensically and employ nontraditional methods.

4. To provide expertise in public service values and working towards the public good to our partner organizations.

Case Study Resources


    These resources were designed for use in teaching collaboration skills, and were selected through an annual competition sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

  • Global Delivery Library

    The Global Delivery Library is a space that connects practitioners to share practical experiences and know-how around delivery challenges and adaptive implementation throughout the project cycle. It deploys a variety of forms, including delivery case studies, videos, multimedia materials, and other publications contributed by practitioners, to capture a range of experiences and inform practitioner decision-making for better development solutions.

  • Model Diplomacy

    Model Diplomacy offers free National Security Council (NSC) and UN Security Council (UNSC) simulations that present both historical and hypothetical scenarios based on real issues, with content informed by Council on Foreign Relations experts. Cases focus on a range of topics that offer a balance of newsworthiness and evergreen educational value, and are accessible for MPA, MPP, and undergraduate students. Model Diplomacy enables students to gain essential knowledge, build important skills, and broaden perspectives surrounding global issues.

Institute for Innovative Teaching & Learning for Public Service

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NASPAA's Publicases platform is now live!

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Simulation Network

Learn more about becoming a Simulation Hub!

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Training Materials

Learn how to incorporate Case Studies and Simulations in your Classroom!  Review videos and materials from NASPAA's Case Study Workshop and Simulation Workshop at NASPAA 2019!

Advisory Board

NASPAA Liaison- Stacy Drudy, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning


Diana Beck,  University of Minnesota

Kate Conners, University of Minnesota (Ret)

Roger Hartley, University of Baltimore 

William Hatcher, Augusta University

Kirsten Lundberg,  Lundberg Case Consortium

Julieta Marotta,  Maastricht University

Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University

Jodi Sandfort, University of Washington