EME 444
Global Energy Enterprise



Case Study Overview

This is a Nonmarket Analysis Case Study completed as a Team Project, with a few assignments that are to be done individually. All due dates are posted in the Canvas calendar.

Case Study Issues for Current Semester

On the following page, you will find a list of Case Study Issues for the current semester. Each topic is phrased as an issue appropriate for nonmarket analysis and is accompanied by several general references to help you become acquainted with the issue. Based on the results of your Interest Survey (see below) you will be assigned to a team and an issue for your case study. Your team will also be assigned two other issues where you will be the "audience" for the case study presentation.

Case Study Issue Interest Survey

This is a Canvas survey, completed INDIVIDUALLY. See Canvas for the due date.

On the following page in this lesson, you will find a list of case study issues (“topics”) current for this semester. After exploring each of these topics on your own, complete the Case Study Interest Survey. You will find the “Case Study Issue Interest Survey" under the Modules tab and Case Study Assignments subheading. There are no right or wrong answers! These results will be used to make team assignments.

Case Study Team Project

The Case Study is a TEAM project with three parts. Each part is submitted via Canvas. See Canvas for due dates.

Detailed guidelines for each part of your Nonmarket Analysis Case Study are given in the following pages of this Lesson. Your Team will receive one grade for each part of the Case Study. These grades will not be posted to the grade book.

After all parts of the Case Study are complete, each member of the team will complete a team assessment survey of individual contributions by each team member (see below).

Your Team will be given one total Case Study score. Individual scores for the Case Study will be calculated as:

Team Score x Team Assessment of Contribution.

Depending on your level of contribution to the Case Study, your individual score may be the same as the Team Score, or it may be lower or higher (not to exceed 100 points).

Team Assessment of Contribution

This is a Canvas survey, completed INDIVIDUALLY. See Canvas for the due date.

In this survey, you will provide feedback on the contributions of other members of your team to this project. This is to encourage all team members to work together and contribute fully to this project. Each student's final score on this team project is calculated as:

Team Score x Team Assessment of Contribution

Depending on the Team's assessment of your level of contribution to the Case Study, your individual score may be the same as the Team Score or it may be lower or it may be higher (not to exceed 100 points).

You will find the “Team Assessment of Contribution” survey under the Modules tab. You'll be asked to assess the contributions of other Team members to this group project. When considering the contributions of each team member, please include these factors: level of engagement, timeliness of work, quality of work, and integrity of work (correct and complete source citations). For each Team member, your options are:

  • this is me
  • did not contribute (0%)
  • did very little to contribute (50%)
  • did far less than fair share (80%)
  • did less than fair share (90%)
  • did around fair share (100%)
  • did more than fair share (110%)
  • did MUCH more than fair share (120%)

Case Study Q & A (Canvas Discussion Forum)

These are Canvas Discussion Forums, graded INDIVIDUALLY. See Canvas for due dates.

Near the end of the semester, each Case Study will be presented in a Q&A Discussion Forum in Canvas. The Team that did the Case Study will be the Host of the forum and two other Teams will be assigned to participate as Audience members. Each student will participate in three Case Study Q&As (once as Host, twice as Audience). Participation in all three Discussion Forums is graded on an individual basis.

Specific guidance is presented with each Discussion Forum.