Here’s 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.
- Going the distance—Students are less likely to complete a class if it’s online—but California community colleges are working to change that by offering more student support and faculty training.
- UK students increasingly opting to study abroad—A third of students are interested in overseas study, and a growing number are heading to China and India for it.
- Why more universities are offering online graduate degrees—More Canadian universities are offering online programs to meet working students’ needs.
- Blimps, mariachi and 72,000 ladybugs: Student pranks are going strong—At many universities, friendly school rivalry and clever senior pranks are part of the culture.
CASE News and Resources
- Visit the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards page on June 3 at 11 a.m. for CASE’s announcement of the 2015 winners. This year, more than 3,200 entries were considered.
- Facilitate constructive dialogue among employees with tips in the latest Advancement Weekly.
- Also in this week’s Advancement Weekly: learn what questions to ask for better feedback and how to support employees’ mental health.
- Review lessons from commencement season in this week’s #casesmc Twitter chat recap. The next chat, on best practices from Circle of Excellence winners, will be June 9.
- Dig into this recently updated collection of resources and best practices for developing mobile websites.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Using an app for event registration
- Policies for staff participating in alumni travel programs
- Text-to-give programs for students
- Gift announcement procedures
What CASE Members Are Sharing
New York University looked back at the 2014-2015 school year by featuring fifteen campus stories.
The University of Texas at Austin celebrating the start of football season in just 100 days by highlighting 100 off-the-field accomplishments on this Tumblr and via the hashtag #UTCountdown.
Online students can still be connected to campus, says Arkansas State University. It shared this video about an online student who donned her cap and gown for commencement.
This snapshot of California Polytechnic State University may be the fastest campus tour ever.