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.
Pathway programs help international students prepare for university rigor—The support programs are rare in the U.S., but prevalent in the U.K. and Australia, with growth expected.
Demographics, economics and internationalization driving enrollment growth in Europe—Nearly seven in 10 European universities report an increase in non-European students.
Predicting success—U.S. community colleges are using predictive analytics to pinpoint and provide assistance to struggling students.
Can u fix education w/txts?—Research indicates that texting incoming freshman and current college and university students can help them feel more connected with their school.
Campus tours that turn heads—Here’s how institutions are spicing up campus tours with scavenger hunts, customizable schedules and more.
CASE News and Resources
- What’s the error nonprofits make with storytelling? Find out in the latest issue of BriefCASE.
- Also in BriefCASE: the art of public volunteer thank yous, charitable giving in Australia and New Zealand, and how the University of Oxford is expanding conservation support after the death of Cecil the lion.
- Explore staff and faculty giving in this recently updated resource collection.
- On the CASE blog: five steps to a successful day of giving, as told by a first time planner.
- Upcoming Twitter chat: On Tuesday, Sept. 22, join the #casesmc discussion on social listening.
Trending on CASE Communities
What CASE Members Are Sharing
Freshers’ 411: The University of Glasgow’s student television network produced daily videos about its Freshers’ Week festivities.
Be Yourselfie: Northeastern University’s #BeYOUatNU meme generator asks students who or what they want to be.
Presidential takeover: The president of Bryn Mawr College, Kimberly Cassidy, took over the college’s Instagram feed for a day.
Beware the snakes: Arizona is home to more types of rattlesnakes than any other U.S. state. So, the University of Arizona is doing a three-part Periscope series, #rattlerchat.