Weekly Highlights for Mar. 6

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the comments.

Advancement News

  • Muslim students struggle to pay tuition due to religious law—An Islamic religious tenet that prohibits Muslims from charging or paying interest, or Riba, can make it very challenging for some students to cover the cost of higher education.
  • As high-tech teaching catches on, students with disabilities can be left behind—Educational innovations like the flipped classroom, clickers and online discussions can present difficulties for students with disabilities.
  • Indonesia, Hungary cooperate in higher education for health—Indonesia, represented by the Indonesian Private Higher Health Education Institutions Association (HiPerTKes), and several institutions in Hungary have agreed to a partnership on higher education for the health sector.
  • Study notes demands on institutional research—Institutional research offices, at the campus and system levels, are facing increased pressure, but are not generally being provided with the resources they need, according to a new study by the National Association of System Heads.
  • New bill to bring more international students to HPU—A bill introduced by Rep. Derek Kawakami in the state legislature would allocate resources to market Hawaii’s educational opportunities to prospective international students.
  • MOOCs to the rescue?—The hype surrounding massive open online courses in recent years has led to questions about whether teaching—and learning—through a lecture broadcast to several students at the same time could democratize education, which is becoming an increasingly expensive investment in many parts of the world.

CASE News and Resources

  • This month’s Advancement Talk features Williams College’s Amy Lovett on the future of class notes in alumni magazines. (For premier members. Login required.)
  • In the latest Advancement Weekly, learn how managers can better motivate their employees by giving them more autonomy. (For premier members. Log in required.)

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a Twitter gif battle for a prospective student.

Kenyon College is running Kenyon March Mania, a regional bracket-based giving competition.

Each month, Wake Forest University’s Wake Forest Fund and the Naming Rights for the Rest of Us campaign announce the name of a donor whose name will be added to a small piece of Wake Forest history.

National University Singapore created a 110th anniversary video.

University of Texas at Austin released a video for its “40 hours for the forty acres” campaign.

Students, staff and visitors at the University of Sydney created a giant, chalk rainbow to promote inclusion on campus.

University of Maryland shared the story of student and gymnast Katy Dodds, as part of its Terps Who Inspire series.

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