Weekly CASE Highlights for 11/21/2014

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

Advancement News

CASE Finds New Leader in Australia—Sue Cunningham, who has held key fund-raising positions in Australia and Britain, has been selected as the next president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She will in March succeed John Lippincott, who is retiring.

Professors of the Year Reveal what makes their Classes Stand Out—Patricia H. Kelley is standing in a lecture hall at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a blanket fastened to her body. Well, standing might not be the best word. She’s flapping her arms, pretending to fly. Ms. Kelley, a geology professor, lives to teach about plants and animals long since dead. And on this day, she’s teaching, with the use of a blanket harnessed to her body, about how the pterodactyl’s wing membranes might have worked.

Open Doors Data Details the Influx of Students From Other Countries—International Education Week kicked off with the announcement of the preliminary Open Doors data for 2013-14. The data catalog the number of U.S. and international students leaving their home countries to pursue higher education.

How the Other Half Gives: Philanthropy from High Net Worth Individuals—Whatever the pros and cons of the giving of the super-wealthy, at least with Zuckerberg, Ellison, and others, their charitable giving offsets the conspicuous consumption that goes along with their billionaire lifestyles. Neither of these donors nor many other high net worth givers are into charity for the tax benefits.

Colleges catch the startup wave—Jill Clark has the instincts of an entrepreneur, paying her way through Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ont., as a support worker for disabled clients. But after earning her three-year diploma in advanced marketing last year—and landing a job in her field—she jumped at the chance to return to Conestoga for a new one-year certificate program for budding entrepreneurs.

Hefce deputy warns universities over buying graduate debt—Some English universities are interested in the idea of buying the debt of their graduates, but it ‘may not be the smartest investment’.

CASE News and Resources

The CASE Board of Trustees unanimously selects Sue Cunningham as the association’s new president.

CASE and Carnegie announce the national and state winners of the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year.

The CASE Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report includes trends and best practices of the fiscal year as well as CASE highlights and financials.

Learn tips to retain top fundraisers and other news in this month’s issue of BriefCASE.

Blog Posts

Read Larry Lauer’s blog post on why Sue Cunningham, who was selected this week as CASE’s new president, brings a “stunning background to CASE just at the right time.”

Learn how one CASE member in Spain used video to raise awareness and support of the work being done at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine.

CASE Communities-Trending Discussions

PCI for Alumni Directory
Stewardship of Top Donors
Measuring alumni affinity
Venues for Alumni Reception in San Fran

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