Weekly CASE Highlights for Jan. 23

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

Advancement News

Digital marketing campaigns are taking off quickly among student recruitment professionals—The ability to measure results from digital campaigns is pushing universities in a new direction.

Badges: A new measure of professional development—Badges are quickly becoming acceptable currency in the world of higher education. Badges have also found a home with massive open online courses.

Shorter. Faster. Fitter?—For Scotland’s universities, the four-year undergraduate degree is the “gold standard,” but there has of late been something of a rush to launch three-year programs.

Could Thailand become Southeast Asia’s international education hub?—With the arrival of 2015 and the opening of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), we will soon see if Thailand’s aspirations for this new era can be realised successfully.

ShanghaiTech aims to raise the bar for higher education in China—Newly established university took cues from U.S. innovation hubs, recruited U.S. faculty to launch its research program.

What’s next for nonprofits this year—The nonprofit world begins the new year with signs of a giving surge that could break new records in 2015 and a burst of charitable spirit by Generation Z’s teenagers.

Russia’s universities: rebuilding ‘collapsed stars’—Jack Grove reports from Moscow on bold plans to revive the country’s ailing higher education sector.

CASE Resources

Hear Bond T. Lammey, presenter at the upcoming Annual Conference for Development Researchers, discuss how to raise the profile of the development research office in the latest episode of Advancement Talk. (For CASE premier members only.)

Read why every institutional advancement office needs a cohesive annual fundraising plan in this month’s issue of Community College Advancement News.

Learn how campus communicators can work with academics to turn their complex research into compelling news stories in this month’s issue of BriefCASE.

The CASE InfoCenter launched two new Good Question collections:

  • Online Giving Days—This collection features resources on planning and executing giving days and a series of short case studies highlighting successful giving days in higher ed, including Circle of Excellence Award winners from the past few years.
  • Culture of Philanthropy—This collection pulls together CASE and non-CASE content as well as presentations on how institutions have successfully grown philanthropy on their campuses.


Jazz Up Your Independent School Advancement Programs

Twitter Chat Recap: New Year’s Resolutions and Social Media

Advancement Resources: A Year-In-Review

Trending Discussions on CASE Communities

Style Guides

Independent Schools: Magazines

Student Alumni Association

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