Weekly Highlights for Sept. 4

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.

Advancement News

Habla español: What’s next for the world’s second language?—Students around the world are embracing Spanish as a useful language—professionally and academically.

Should universities have to pay back unpaid student debts?—Australian economists and education leaders debate fee increases and debt sharing.

The demise of private schools—Facing dwindling enrollment, U.S. private and parochial schools launch new marketing and fundraising campaigns.

Colleges embrace the question, “How can we do that online?”—Universities and community colleges explore online courses, simulations, electronic badges for coursework and more.

CASE News and Resources

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

This video’s on fleek: Lehigh University professors bravely attempt to define slang like “FOMO” and “bae.”

Poetic genius: The University of Adelaide challenged students to a haiku contest—and then made a video about it.

Expert photobombs: Angelo State University is hosting an Instagram contest, and its mascot, Roscoe, is pretty excited about it.

Football 101: The University of California, Berkeley, held a crash course in (American) football for international students.

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