About VSE Survey & Data Miner
VSE Survey & Data Miner FAQs

What is happening?

What are the VSE Survey and Data Miner?

I thought CASE already operated VSE why is this news?

What is happening to VSE staff specifically Ann Kaplan and Kimberly Kane? Are they moving to DC?

Will there be any gaps in our getting access to Data Miner as it transitions to CASE?

How do I get support for the VSE Survey and/or Data Miner?

How do I learn more about VSE/Data Miner?

This is around the time when we submit our annual data to VSE; will that change at all?

I'm a subscriber to VSE/Data Miner; does this change anything?

I'm not yet a subscriber to VSE/Data Miner; how do I get access?

I'm a CASE Member can I get access to Data Miner?

I'm a CASE Member but from outside of North America how does this affect me?

CASE already operates some fundraising surveys Ross-CASE specifically; what does this mean for Ross-CASE? Will VSE and Ross-CASE be combined?

What about the other CASE surveys either underway or planned ICARS, Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand, Compensation, Magazine Readership, Alumni Engagement Metrics, etc. what does this mean for them?

If I want to purchase VSE products, such as PowerPoint files or books, how do I do this?

I have a question about my order history with Data Miner and the VSE, whom should I contact?

I need a copy of my invoice from a previous order. Whom should I contact?

I never received my book. Whom should I contact for a replacement?

I need to change our contact for Data Miner, for the survey, and/or for billing. Who is the contact for each?

Will I still be able to get a copy of the Access archive? Does CASE have a license agreement for me to sign? Will the conditions or prices change?


What is happening?

CASE and CAE ("Council for Aid to Education") have announced, on July 15, 2018, that CASE has acquired, from CAE, the Voluntary Support of Education ("VSE") annual survey, its associated historical data and DataMiner - an interactive online database.


What are the VSE Survey and Data Miner?

Since 1957, the VSE Annual Survey has been conducted to collect data on fundraising outcomes at the United States' and Canada's higher-education institutions, and, more recently, at a number of private precollege institutions.
Data from the survey can be accessed and used in several ways. They are published in the annual report, Voluntary Support of Education. They are summarized in tables and graphs that appear in PowerPoint presentation files. They are also available by subscription in Data Miner, the interactive online database. Whether in summary form or in detailed institution-level reporting, the VSE is considered the definitive source of information on private giving to education institutions in the United States.


I thought CASE already operated VSE why is this news?

CASE has been a long-time supporter of the VSE survey, and in fact CASE "Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines" inform how VSE data is defined. CAE, though, has operated VSE since 1957.


What is happening to VSE staff specifically Ann Kaplan and Kimberly Kane? Are they moving to DC?

Both Ann Kaplan and Kimberly Kane have become CASE employees, effective with the acquisition of the VSE survey. They remain in New York City, and can be reached via email:
akaplan@case.org 
kkane@case.org


Will there be any gaps in our getting access to Data Miner as it transitions to CASE?

No. We are not anticipating any gaps in accessing Data Miner nor submitting the data for the 2018 VSE Survey. As of July 15, however, both the survey and Data Miner will be accessible from the CASE web-site, and no longer accessible from the CAE web-site. Usernames and passwords remain unchanged.


How do I get support for the VSE Survey and/or Data Miner?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org 
kkane@case.org


How do I learn more about VSE/Data Miner?

Go to www.case.org/vse to learn more about the survey and Data Miner.


This is around the time when we submit our annual data to VSE; will that change at all?

No. The 2018 survey is open for data collection through www.case.org.


I'm a subscriber to VSE/Data Miner; does this change anything?

The only change is that both the survey and Data Miner are now available through www.case.org (and no longer through the CAE web-site). Usernames and passwords remain unchanged.


I'm not yet a subscriber to VSE/Data Miner; how do I get access?

To submit data to the 2018 VSE Survey if you haven't previously done so (this is free to do), contact either Ann Kaplan or Kimberly Kane:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org

Access to Data Miner will be a benefit of CASE membership. Given the large number of CASE members, CASE expects, over the course of fiscal 2019, to gradually "on-board" all North American CASE Members who are not yet subscribers, and to give the opportunity for non-North American Members to also have access. Please be patient, though, as it will take a bit of time to handle the logistics to on-board all CASE Members.

Stay tuned for more information from CASE on that. However, if you seek immediate access, contact either Ann Kaplan or Kimberly Kane:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I'm a CASE Member can I get access to Data Miner?

Access to Data Miner will be a benefit of CASE membership. Given the large number of CASE members, CASE expects, over the course of fiscal 2019, to gradually "on-board" all North American CASE Members who are not yet subscribers, and to give the opportunity for non-North American Members to also have access. Please be patient, though, as it will take a bit of time to handle the logistics to on-board all CASE Members.

Stay tuned for more information from CASE on that. However, if you seek immediate access, contact either Ann Kaplan or Kimberly Kane:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I'm a CASE Member but from outside of North America how does this affect me?

CASE members world-wide will have the ability to access Data Miner. Access to Data Miner will be a benefit of CASE membership. Given the large number of CASE members, CASE expects, over the course of fiscal 2019, to gradually "on-board" to give the opportunity for non-North American Members to have access. Please be patient, though, as it will take a bit of time to handle the logistics to on-board all CASE Members.

Stay tuned for more information from CASE on that. However, if you seek immediate access, contact either Ann Kaplan or Kimberly Kane:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


CASE already operates some fundraising surveys Ross-CASE specifically; what does this mean for Ross-CASE? Will VSE and Ross-CASE be combined?

Over the next few years, CASE expects to pull together data from VSE, Ross-CASE, and other CASE and third-party data, in order to build a reliable global database of advancement metrics.


What about the other CASE surveys either underway or planned ICARS, Charitable Giving to Universities in Australia and New Zealand, Compensation, Magazine Readership, Alumni Engagement Metrics, etc. what does this mean for them?

For the time being, CASE expects to continue with all of these surveys in the way in which they are conducted today.

All of them, however, fall under CASE's new global resource for educational advancement-related metrics: "AMAtlas." The data collected will be used to help inform thought leadership, best practice, curriculum for conferences, webinars, and articles, and advocacy efforts.


If I want to purchase VSE products, such as PowerPoint files or books, how do I do this?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I have a question about my order history with Data Miner and the VSE, whom should I contact?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I need a copy of my invoice from a previous order. Whom should I contact?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I never received my book. Whom should I contact for a replacement?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


I need to change our contact for Data Miner, for the survey, and/or for billing. Who is the contact for each?

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane directly:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org


Will I still be able to get a copy of the Access archive? Does CASE have a license agreement for me to sign? Will the conditions or prices change?

"Yes" on the archive and license agreement. For the time-being, CASE doesn't expect any changes to the conditions or the prices.

Feel free to contact Ann Kaplan and/or Kimberly Kane for more information:
akaplan@case.org
kkane@case.org