Read on for 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.
- New rankings gauge colleges’ ‘value added’ by measuring alumni outcomes—The Brookings Institution joined a crowded market of efforts to classify colleges with the release on Wednesday of its new “value added” rankings.
- The World’s Best New Universities 2015—Adventurous American and British students open to a challenging international experience should consider a list released today: the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50.
- Report urges rethink on demand for STEM expertise—The policy-making arm of the National Science Foundation last week poured a bucket of cold water onto the sometimes fiery debate about whether the United States faces a glut or a shortage of workers trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—typically known as the STEM fields.
- The new frontier for international business schools—More and more European and American business schools are opening campuses in Africa.
- Russia offers more student loans, scholarships for foreign students—Russian ministries have recently put forward a plan to raise the quota for state sponsored students in all Russian universities in order to foster more positive Russian international relations.
- Quality is primary driver of international ed: EAIE—The EAIE barometer: Internationalisation in Europe details the extent of cross-border collaboration and recruitment in European higher education; it saw 2,411 responses from 33 European countries.
CASE News and Resources
- CASE released news releases on the latest results of the Ross-CASE Survey and the CASE/Huron/mStoner social media survey.
- In the latest Advancement Weekly, learn about an employee referral program at the California Institute of Technology that has helped fill open advancement positions. (Premier membership and login required.)
- CASE Blog posts: Sharing best practices with Social Media Awards, 2015 CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey Results, and The State of Philanthropic Giving in UK Higher Education.
- This week’s Twitter Chat recap is about Academics and Social Media.
- The CASE Store is having an end-of-year sale until June 30, 2015.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Alumni relations at orientation
- Independent school comm departments
- Facebook advertising for graduate programs
- Foundation-funded college program expenditures
What CASE Members Are Sharing
The University of Michigan shared this story on how Yik Yak, the anonymous and sometimes controversial social app, can be used for good.
Cornell University celebrates its sesquicentennial with the world’s first virtual Alma Mater choir.[youtube https://youtu.be/EPHSP80Nvvc]