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April 2012
Volume 1, Issue 10

Community College Advancement News

Students Dial Up Donations

Involving students in phonathons is a great way to generate excitement on campus and drum up community support for an annual fund, says a development officer at a Michigan community college, who adds that most students say they love the work and are happy to help. Read more...

Don't Leave Money on the Table

Nearly one in 10 gifts to educational institutions from an individual donor is eligible for a matching gift from his or her employer. It's time more community colleges took advantage of these opportunities, say a group of matching gifts experts. Read more...

Finding Metrics that Matter and Learning to Use Them

Many in the community college sector talk about "integrated marketing" but few understand what it means and how it can transform their institution's operations, say a pair of practitioners at a Massachusetts community college. Read more...

Register for Community College Advancement Conference

Registration is now open for the inaugural Conference for Community College Advancement, which will take place Oct. 3-5, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. The conference will bring together professionals from all areas of advancement at community colleges, including fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications, and government relations.

The conference's planning committee recently met and reviewed proposals for presentations. Paul Heaton, director of CASE's Center for Community College Advancement, says the committee was pleased with the response to its call for submissions and is planning a full program of activities for attendees.

"The planning committee was especially pleased with the breadth and depth of the proposals," Heaton says. "Our challenge is selecting the best of the best."

Last Chance to Nominate a Professor of the Year

The deadline for nominations for the 2012 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program—which includes an award for outstanding community college professor—is April 16, 2012.

Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the U.S. Professors of the Year awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and commitment to undergraduate students.

The 2011 Maryland Professor of the Year, Dawn Avery, is professor of music at Montgomery College, a two-year institution. Learn more about what made her stand out among last year's nominees.

Welcome to CASE

The following community colleges have become CASE members since March 2012:

·    Savannah Technical College (Savannah, Ga.)

·    Eastern Iowa Community College District (Davenport, Iowa)

In the News

More Students Claim Two or More Alma Maters
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. Read more...

India Outlines Plan to Open Community Colleges
(Deccan Herald)
The government's ambitious plan to roll out community colleges in India may include visits to the United States, considered a "pioneer" in the community college movement. Read more...

USDA and AACC to Collaborate for Rural Community Colleges
(U.S. Department of Agriculture)
A new agreement continues the work of USDA Rural Development in assisting rural colleges, students and rural communities. Read more...

State, Local Spending on Higher Education Reached New 25-Year Low in 2011
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers finds that enrollment in colleges has increased by more than 12 percent nationally since the recession began but that state and local support has decreased by $1.3 billion. Read more...


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