Weekly CASE Highlights for 11/14/2014

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

Advancement News

Education Endowments Returned 15.8 Percent in FY 2014, Survey Finds—The endowments of four hundred and twenty-six U.S. colleges and universities returned an average of 15.8 percent, net of fees, for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014, up significantly from the 11.7 percent average return the previous year, a report from the Commonfund Institute finds.

How can we preserve the world’s boutique universities?—Studying at a place where everybody still knows you by name rather than registration number, at an institution that recognises individual requirements, clearly fulfils a niche in the higher education market.

On U.S. Campuses, Networking and Nurturing to Retain Black Men—During the past 15 years, dozens of colleges have started programs designed specifically to get black men enrolled and help them graduate. So far, they are still significantly outnumbered and outperformed on campus by black women. But efforts to improve their experiences are likely to accelerate.

Another Big Grant to Help Low-Income Students Be College-Ready—It seems as if every funder involved in K-12 or higher education is interested in projects designed to make more students college-ready. Over the last few years, foundations large and small have taken out their checkbooks to fund programs and projects aimed at preparing more low-income, minority, and first-generation college students for postsecondary success.

Malaysia has earned name for centre of higher education—Malaysia has earned a name for being a trusted and respected centre of higher education in the world, especially among Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) nations.

South Africa: Education Remains Government’s Top Priority—Government continues to set education as an apex priority, said President Jacob Zuma at the launch of the Thusanani Foundation at Wits University on Monday night.

‘The Ideal and the Real’—A new report from the American Council on Education highlights the challenges involved when U.S. universities establish dual and joint degree programs with institutions abroad.

CASE News and Resources

CASE has launched an international search for an executive director of CASE Europe to succeed Kate Hunter, who will step down in February 2015 after six years of successfully leading CASE’s largest operation outside of North America.

Sarah Raezler (@sraezler), senior information resource specialist for CASE, has added a series of posts on the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in Austin, Texas.

A marketer at a two-year college in Virginia says the “community” in its name is an asset, not a liability.  Read more in the latest issue of Community College Advancement News.

Amy Bronson talks about getting institutional buy-in for talent management programming.  Hear more in the latest Advancement Talk.

CASE Communities-Trending Discussions

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