Weekly CASE Highlights for 11/7/2014

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

Advancement News

Gifts of $1-Million or More Rose Sharply to $26.3-Billion in 2013, Study Finds—Gifts of at least $1-million from donors in six parts of the world totaled $26.3-billion in 2013, up more than a third from the previous year, according to a newly released study. Education was the biggest beneficiary, with $9.06-billion, or 34 percent, going to institutions of higher education.

Govt’s agenda for higher education: Online courses, exchange programmes—Hundreds of American professors invited to teach at Indian colleges each year. A new platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to make US course material accessible to Indian students. A partnership between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), to build community colleges in India and link academia with industry requirements. These are some of the initiatives on the higher-education agenda of the new government, following prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US.

Metrics survey reveals widespread scepticism—Just one fifth of those who gave evidence to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s inquiry supported the increased use of metrics, such as citation data, when determining the excellence of research.

CASE News and Resources

The 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, co-sponsored by CASE, will be announced on Nov. 20. To hear more about the awards, listen to John Zubizarreta, professor of English at Columbia College in South Carolina, talk about receiving the honor in 2010.

Amir Pasic, the vice president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, comments on Harvard University’s largest alumni donation in its 378-year history.

CASE Communities-Trending Discussions

Alumni to Students Mentoring Schemes
Giving Tuesday
Staff Giving

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