Weekly Highlights for August 14

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.

Advancement News

Is the UK getting better at philanthropy?—Tricia King, who will become CASE’s new vice president of international operations Nov. 2, weighs in on development work in the UK.

The college promise—Universal college proposal in the United States triggers broad discussion on access to and affordability of community colleges.

It’s hard to differentiate one higher education brand from another—A Gallup study finds that many higher education mission statements are strikingly similar.

New survey findings on digital channels for U.S. college search—When looking for higher education information, today’s digital natives are sophisticated researchers with high expectations.

National student survey 2015: Fees fail to dent satisfaction—UK undergraduate students’ satisfaction with universities has held steady despite higher tuition.

CASE News and Resources

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

Brian Gawnor served as a faculty member for the 2015 CASE Conference for Student Advancement. Here’s his event recap, posted on the Ruffalo Noel Levitz blog.

University of California, Irvine students created this video about their experience at the Conference for Student Advancement.

The University of Georgia’s welcome site offers students quirky information—including little-known mascot facts, campus landmark quiz and a review of university traditions.

Welcome screen shot

These University of Sydney students took a new, online 360 degree campus tour for a spin.

Several universities have jumped on the #StraightOutta meme inspired by the Straight Outta Compton film, including Indiana University and the College at Brockport:

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