Weekly CASE Highlights for 8/29/2014

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news and trending discussions on CASE communities.

Advancement News
University mergers: will others follow the Welsh model?—During the past half century, the UK’s higher education landscape has been shaped to a great extent by university mergers and acquisitions. According to Lancaster University research, some 30% of higher education institutions went through the process between 1994-5 and 2009-10.

What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email—Do you know which platforms and email clients to focus on when creating an email newsletter for yourself or a client? Using the data from over 22 billion email subscribers, we determined what designers should prioritize, both this year and beyond.

International linkages of Australian universities up by 49% since 2009—Recent reports from Universities Australia illustrate that over the past two decades there has been a steady increase in the number of formal agreements between Australian universities and international institutions.

The knowledge revolution—”The library is the heart of the university,” wrote Charles W Eliot, long-time president of Harvard, in 1873. That the history of academic libraries mirrors the development of higher education is an uncontroversial truth. Which is also why, as university courses start to move online, university libraries have been there some time.

Public against cutting back on overseas students, poll finds—A majority of the public say the government should not reduce overseas student numbers, polling suggests.

CASE News
CASE Europe Announces Recipients of Prestigious Awards at Annual Conference

CASE Communities—trending discussions
Pitching to a Reality Show
Final Year Messaging for Campaign

New Resources
The CASE InfoCenter updated the Faculty & Staff Fundraising & Giving Good Question  which includes Voluntary Support of Education data for 2013.

CASE also added 2014 Circle of Excellence winners to the stewardship video and annual reports sample collections. The annual reports also include a subsection for alumni associations.

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