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.
Short-term overseas study “as valuable” as year abroad—Survey finds that students benefit from overseas study, regardless of duration.
The power of free community college—A Tennessee experiment offers students a path to college graduation.
More work needed in blending online and onsite learning—Colleges and universities around the globe are grappling with how to balance face-to-face and digital learning.
K-12 international school enrollment surpasses four million worldwide—The international student market is growing, along with the number of institutions marketing to them.
CASE News and Resources
- See the highlights from the 2015 CASE Europe Annual Conference in Manchester, England.
- New podcast: hear about the dean’s role in successful development operations.
- When is it time to break up with a prospect? The latest issue of CURRENTS investigates.
- Convince coworkers to embrace new ideas with tips in Advancement Weekly.
- Also in Advancement Weekly: help employees feel comfortable taking vacation time.
- Show the return on investment of major gift fundraising. Here’s how one community college advancement professional did it, from Community College Advancement News.
- Chat recap: Creating a Talent Community, from the Sept. 8 #casesmc chat.
Trending on CASE Communities
- Measuring alumni engagement
- Record keeping requirements
- Follow-up on pledge forms
- Alumni bylaws
- Fonts in alumni magazines
What CASE Members Are Sharing
Today, many U.S. institutions (including Rutgers University, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Stevens Institute of Technology) are commemorating the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Nott a Bad Idea: Union College’s #NottShot campaign collects photos of an iconic, 16-sided campus landmark, the Nott Memorial.
All the essentials: On move-in day, Whitworth University students share what they couldn’t leave home without.
Wild, wonderful: The West Virginia University social media team created the ultimate West Virginia road trip, posting about it throughout the summer.