Weekly Highlights for Jan. 8

Catch up on the latest 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

As times get tough, colleges turn to nonacademics to lead—Some institutions look to administrators from outside of education to turn struggling campuses around.

How ‘chilly’ universities erode student confidence—Research from Northwestern University indicates that if lower-income students perceive their school as cold or unsupportive, their confidence dips.

A look back at community colleges in 2015—Last year was a landmark one for U.S. community colleges. Here’s a look at 2015’s trends.

How to build a social campus—Here’s how physical campus spaces—from classrooms to stairwells to parks—shape student experiences and connections.

Million-dollar gifts down in higher education—A new report examines major gifts across eight international regions.

CASE News

Trending on CASE Communities

What CASE Members Are Sharing

Happy birthday to the University of Glasgow, who’s celebrating with this Storify.

There’s a hashtag battle afoot between Jacksonville State University and North Dakota State University.

Avila University is celebrating its 100th year with weekly throwback photos.

Auburn University’s junior reporter asks basketball players the tough questions.

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