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Tuition-Free College Among Hot Topics at Upcoming Conference
Article,  Community College News Article The prospect of “free” community college and how advancement practitioners should respond is among the hot topics to be discussed at the CASE Conference for Community College Advancement, Oct. 1-3, in Anaheim, California.

Higher Education Brand in Jeopardy, According to Inside Higher Ed Founder
Article,  BriefCASE Article Colleges and universities may be "foolish" to focus on their own brand and not on the brand of higher education in today's environment, according to one leading higher education journalist.

How University Leaders Can Really Address Discrimination
Article,  BriefCASE Article Leaders who are serious about promoting diversity and equality in their organizations must commit more than just words to their cause, argues one author and professor of psychology.

The New Rules of Digital Engagement for Leaders
Article,  BriefCASE Article The same things that have always made a leader still apply—they just look very different, says a digital expert and CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement speaker.

MGOs See More Pressure and Less Time According to Report
Article,  BriefCASE Article Major gift and planned giving officers feel pressure from and frustration with the time they have available for solicitation, according to a recent survey.

Most Americans Think College is Worthwhile
Article,  BriefCASE Article The majority of Americans think college is a sound investment, but many still believe it should be free, according to a new survey.

U.S. Education Report Finds Diversity Gap, Holes in Teacher Pipeline
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Education reveals a severe lack of racial diversity among teachers and professors in the United States as well as an ineffective pipeline to prepare and support teachers from diverse backgrounds to enter the education field.

Key Communication Strategies for Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness
Article,  BriefCASE Article Establishing open and transparent communications between students and institutional leaders is vital when dealing with sexual assault on campus, Title IX procedures and other sensitive issues, says one leading communications and marketing expert.

More Countries Adapting MOOCs to Fit their Educational Needs
Article,  BriefCASE Article More countries, including China, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda, are creating and adapting massive open online courses, more popularly known as MOOCs, to fit the specific needs of their populations.

Making Campus More Culturally Sensitive
Article,  BriefCASE Article Advancement professionals should help improve cultural literacy on their campuses, says a director of international alumni relations.

Philanthropy can help Address College Affordability Concerns
Article,  BriefCASE Article To help needy students grapple with rising tuition costs, colleges and universities should offer more merit aid based on need, says a panelist at the upcoming CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

Diverse Institutions Need Diverse Advancement Staffs
Article,  BriefCASE Article As more underrepresented minorities enter higher education, it’s important that they see diversity in the ranks of their institution’s advancement staff, says a CASE faculty member.

The Marketability of MOOCs
Article,  BriefCASE Article Massive open online courses present a great marketing opportunity for educational institutions. That’s according to one nationally known expert on MOOCs.

Public Institutions Balance Funding Needs, Historic Mission
Article,  BriefCASE Article Even as government funding of their institutions shrinks, advancement professionals at public colleges and universities must ensure that people view higher education as a public good, says a speaker at the upcoming CASE Summit for Leaders in Advancement.

Report Shows "Strong" Relationship between Education, Economic Prosperity
Article,  BriefCASE Article Results from a recent research report reveal a strong relationship between education and a region’s economic prosperity, providing a "compelling argument for strategic investments in higher education."

Moody’s Reports Negative 2013 Outlook for U.S. Higher Ed Sector
Article,  BriefCASE Article In its annual industry outlook, Moody’s Investors Service says the 2013 outlook for the entire U.S. higher education sector is negative.

New Report Tracks Adoption of MOOCs in Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report indicates that nearly 55 percent of U.S. institutions are still undecided about whether to offer massive open online courses even as public interest in MOOCs continues to grow.

U.S. Graduation Rates Decline Slightly
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that total enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities fell for the first time since 1996.

Land-Grant Universities Showcased at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities across the United States participated in the recent Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., which marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of public universities and the Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Predicted to Reach Nearly 21M by 2021
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment in the United States grew from 13.2 million to 18.1 million between 2000 and 2010, an increase of nearly 40 percent, and predicts that enrollment will reach 20.6 million in 2021.

Study Explores Student Reaction to Higher Tuition Fees in England
Article,  BriefCASE Article Although students attending university in England will face higher tuition fees in September, most say an institution’s reputation and available courses are more important than fees when it comes to selecting an institution. That’s according to a recent study on the impact of higher tuition fees on 2012 university applicants.

More Students Claim Two or More Alma Maters
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent study reports that more U.S. students are attending multiple institutions, with some transferring as many as three times, before earning a postsecondary degree.

Students Negatively Affected by School Commercialism, Study Finds
Article,  BriefCASE Article Corporate sponsorships for K-12 schools may cover budget gaps but could have a negative effect on the students, according to a new study.

Presidents Talk Financial Difficulties, Challenges at Summit
Article,  BriefCASE Article American institutions of higher education are looking for new sources of revenue as their traditional sources are tested in this post-recession economy.

Conference Speakers Find Gold in Community College Partnerships
Article,  BriefCASE Article "America's community colleges are probably the most democratic, influential institutions in our country. They give everyone who wants it a chance to fulfill their potential." That's according to Brian Haller, director of foundation and corporate relations at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and presenter at a recent CASE conference.

Report Reveals Shift in U.S. Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment at colleges and universities in the United States increased by almost 5 million students during the last 10 years; nearly 30 percent of this increase occurred at private for-profit institutions.

More Women than Men in United States have Higher Ed Degrees
Article,  BriefCASE Article More women than men in the U.S. workforce have attained a bachelor’s degree, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Research Shows Growing Link between Education, Employment
Article,  BriefCASE Article New analysis by the Brookings Institution shows a growing employment disparity between individuals in the United States with a post-secondary degree and those without one.

Parental Education May Determine Children's College Attendance
Article,  BriefCASE Article Two new studies of Canadian youth reveal that a parent's education has a greater positive impact on whether a son or daughter will attend college or university than family income.

Tuition Fees Vote Signifies Need to Grow Philanthropy to Support Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article The passing of the Commons vote on tuition fees earlier this month marks a "real shift in the funding of universities in England," says Joanna Motion, vice president of international operations for CASE.

Majority Satisfied with U.S. Colleges, Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article Respondents to a nationwide poll give high marks to U.S. colleges and universities, including for-profit institutions, with the majority saying they are happy with the quality of higher education in their states.

Pioneering Matched Funding Scheme Will Run through July 2011
Article,  BriefCASE Article The 2008-2011 Matched Funding Scheme for Voluntary Giving will run its full three-year course. That's according to UK Minister for Higher Education David Willetts, who confirmed the continuation of the program during a recent event sponsored by Universities UK.

Finland Tops in Affordable, Accessible Higher Education, Report Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article Finland has the most affordable and accessible higher education system, according to a global report of 17 countries, including Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

“Unprecedented Challenges” Ahead for English Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE Europe has called on the UK government to confirm whether it will continue its successful matched funding scheme for voluntary giving to universities.

Parents Continue to Hover, Especially in Admissions Process
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey reveals that nearly 80 percent of college admissions officers say parents are more involved than ever in the process due to growing competition and application costs.

Survey: Americans Generally Pleased with Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article The vast majority of respondents to a new survey say the quality of education at community colleges is excellent or good and that it is sometimes better for students to attend community colleges instead of four-year institutions.

New Report Addresses Need to Reform Higher Education in England
Article,  BriefCASE Article Proposals released as part of a landmark review of higher education in England would create a more competitive environment among universities while increasing their autonomy and ability to fundraise from former students and philanthropists, according to CASE Europe.

China Launches Campaign to Raise Quality, Quantity of Graduates
Article,  BriefCASE Article China is moving forward with an ambitious program to raise the country's university enrollment rate from 24 percent to 40 percent within 10 years and the number of college graduates in the work force from 9 percent to 20 percent.

Educated Youth Key to Economic Growth
Article,  BriefCASE Article Countries with a high proportion of university-educated young people will have a global competitive advantage in the future, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

New Data Shows Growth in Women Graduates, Tuition at U.S. Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article Women continued to earn more associate's and bachelor's degrees than men in 2008-09, according to a report on postsecondary tuition, fees and degrees from the National Center for Education Statistics.

U.S. Study: Parents, Students Strongly Agree on Importance of College Degree
Article,  BriefCASE Article A national study reveals that families in the United States are digging deeper to invest in a college degree as the economic uncertainty continues.

Indian Universities Opening Campuses Abroad
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities in India are opening campuses abroad even as the Indian government makes plans to bring foreign institutions to India.

Report: Canada is New Leader in Global Higher Ed
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that Canada is now the global leader in higher education completion among young adults followed by Korea, the Russian Federation, Japan and New Zealand. The United States and the United Kingdom are ranked 12th and 17th, respectively.

Flagship Institutions Still Financially Strong but in Transition, Report Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article Flagship institutions continue to be among the strongest in the U.S. public university sector, but many are undergoing a period of transition that is affecting their financial results, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's.

Presidents Discuss Strengths and Weaknesses of American Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article Affordability, competition from overseas and new modes of delivering information are among the threats to traditional American higher education, said Alice Gast, president of Lehigh University, during the opening key session of the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders.

Record Rate of High School Grads Entering Colleges, Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article A Pew Research Center report shows that freshman enrollment in the United States grew 6 percent in 2008 to a record 2.6 million due primarily to an increase in minority student enrollment.

Experts Urge Action to Improve Higher Ed Completion Rates in U.S.
Article,  BriefCASE Article Colleges and universities in the United States must focus more on improving college completion rates if it is to remain competitive in a global economy. That's according to a panel of experts in higher education, business and government.

More U.S. Students Studying Abroad
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study from the U.S. Department of Education reports that the number of U.S. students who study abroad has quadrupled during the past 20 years, increasing from 62,300 students in 1987-88 to 262,400 students in 2007-08.

Books in the Home Can Boost Students' Education Level
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study reveals that having books in the home is as important in determining a child’s level of education as having parents who are highly educated, according to an article in the May issue of Science Daily.

Recent Grads Optimistic About Salary Increases, Promotions
Article,  BriefCASE Article A study of Canadian undergraduates finds that a majority of students about to enter the workforce believe they will be promoted within the first 18 months of starting a job and receive a 63 percent increase in their salary within the first five years.

Private Gifts Support Emergency Aid at Community Colleges
Article,  BriefCASE Article Most emergency aid funds available to help community college students with unanticipated expenses come from private gifts, according to the results of a recent CASE survey on community college emergency aid programs. Nearly 70 percent of respondents at institutions that offer emergency aid say that requests for aid have increased during the last two years, and nearly 60 percent indicate that the pool of available funds is inadequate to meet needs.

Poll: Canadians Say Higher Education Top Concern
Article,  BriefCASE Article Nearly eight in 10 Canadians believe a post-secondary education is “more important than ever,” according to results of a new poll.

Report Reviews Decade of Higher Ed Policy in Europe
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report by the European University Association analyses the impact of a European policy known as the Bologna Process on higher education across 46 countries in Europe during the past decade.

Report: Majority in U.S. Say Higher Ed Degree Vital, Harder to Attain
Article,  BriefCASE Article While 55 percent of Americans believe a higher education degree is essential for success, 69 percent say it is becoming less and less available to qualified people.

New Report Backs Increase in Undergrad Fees for UK Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article A report released earlier this month recommends that the UK government increase undergraduate student fees by at least 55 percent or a minimum of £5,000 (US$7,834) per year.

UK Government to Cut the Number of Student Visas
Article,  BriefCASE Article The UK government has introduced tougher rules to prevent abuse of its student visa system.

UK Vice-Chancellors to Address Extremism, Academic Freedom
Article,  BriefCASE Article Universities UK has announced plans to establish a working group that will look at how universities can best protect academic freedom while at the same time safeguarding students, staff and the overall community from potential violent extremism.

Gender Gap in Higher Ed Stabilizing in U.S., Canada
Article,  BriefCASE Article The gender gap in higher education has apparently stabilized for most groups in the United States, although it continues to grow among Hispanic students. That's according to a new study by the American Council on Education.

France to Invest €35B in Higher Ed, Training, Other
Article,  BriefCASE Article French President Nicholas Sarkozy has announced plans to invest €35 billion or US$50.67 billion in higher education, research, training and other initiatives to “prop up” the country’s competitiveness and safeguard it from being left behind other countries.

UK Funding Cuts Threaten to Undermine Work of Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article Top education leaders say recent UK government announcements indicate that nearly £1 billion or US$1.63 billion could be slashed from the higher education budget as part of the government’s plan to address the national debt by 2013.

Canada Receives Mixed Marks in Education, U.S., Others Lag
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report indicates that Canada is outperforming many countries when it comes to educating youth but is lagging behind in higher education.

Survey Reveals State of Public Universities during Recession
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey reports that the current financial situation for public universities in the United States is “precarious” as a result of deep cuts in state appropriations during the recession preceded by decades of declining state support.

Lack of Autonomy a Threat to Some European Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article The European University Association has released a study reporting that public authorities play too much of a central role in the regulation of higher education and that many even exert direct control in a large number of countries.

New Report Shows Strong UK Commitment to Education Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new UK government blueprint for higher education shows a “commitment to educational fundraising for the long term.”

New UK Higher Education Framework Released
Article,  BriefCASE Article The UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills recently released its Higher Ambitions report.

Online Classes Becoming More Popular and Accepted
Article,  BriefCASE Article Post-secondary students in the United States who take some or all of their classes online may soon outnumber students who take all of their courses in physical classrooms, according to recently released data.

Enrollment at Two-Year Institutions in U.S. Hits Record High
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that the proportion of 18- to 24-year olds attending higher education institutions has hit an all-time high due to a surge in enrollments at two-year institutions.

More Canadian Students Consider Graduate School
Article,  BriefCASE Article In a related article, a new survey reports that 9 out of 10 Canadian university students are concerned about the recession and that some are now considering graduate school or a second degree due to career and financial worries.

Growth in U.S. Graduate Enrollment Driven by Domestic Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article Increasing global competition and recognition of the value of a graduate education, especially in today’s economy, has resulted in larger annual growth in the percentage of domestic students enrolling in U.S. graduate schools than international students for the first time in four years.

College Fit More Important than Cost to High-Achieving Seniors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite an uncertain economy, college-bound high school students in the United States still seek “the right fit” over lower cost when it comes to selecting a college.

Canadian Institutions Look Abroad to Slow Growth at Home
Article,  BriefCASE Article Faced with declining undergraduate enrollment, more universities in Canada are stepping up marketing and communications initiatives and expanding recruitment efforts abroad.

More U.S. Hispanic High School Grads Seek College
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent Bloomberg article reports that more Hispanic high school graduates in the United States are planning to go to college.

Study: End of Recession to Trigger Increased Demand for Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article As economies worldwide move out of the recession, demand for a tertiary or higher education will be higher than ever.

Proactive Marketing Helps Draw Grad Students to Canada
Article,  BriefCASE Article Targeted marketing campaigns have helped boost the number of Iranian graduate students to Canadian universities.

Down Economy Having Little Impact on Enrollment at Private Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent survey finds that most U.S. private colleges and universities expect to maintain or slightly increase enrollment numbers this fall.

U.K. Institutions Step Up Fundraising Efforts
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent article in Times Higher Education reports that more universities in the United Kingdom are sharpening their fundraising skills as state funding declines and job losses rise during the recession.

Explosive Growth Reported in Global Higher Ed Enrollment
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that the number of students pursuing tertiary or higher education has “skyrocketed.”

Higher Ed to Fare Better than Others in Recession, Moody's Says
Article,  BriefCASE Article While higher education is expected to experience "some stress" from the effects of the global recession, it will be more sheltered from negative impacts than other sectors.

Finding, and Keeping, Higher Ed Leaders No Easy Task
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently published paper reports that the “uncomfortable reality” is that higher education institutions will find it increasingly difficult to find and keep superior leaders due to a shrinking pool of qualified candidates.

Surge in Students Studying Abroad Linked to Worldwide Growth in Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report states that the number of students seeking an education outside of their home country is growing dramatically due in large part to a worldwide growth in higher education.

Australia Announces "Bold Plan" in Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article The Australian government has announced a new plan to boost the number of Australians aged 25 to 34 with bachelor’s degrees from 32 to 40 percent of the population during the next 15 years.

More U.S. Students Go Abroad to Earn Degree
Article,  BriefCASE Article More U.S. students are pursuing their undergraduate degrees abroad with particular interest in eastern Canada and the United Kingdom.

U.S. Falling Behind in College Enrollment, Completion
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report says that economic pressures and decreased high school graduation rates continue to take a toll on higher education enrollment and completion in the United States.

Growing Demand for Higher Learning Leads to Funding, Quality Challenges
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new study reports that governments around the world will need to invest more than money to meet the soaring demand for higher education.

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