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January 2013
Volume 2, Issue 7

Community College Advancement News

Everyone Has Something to Teach

Both first-time and seasoned presenters at last year's Conference for Community College Advancement say the experience has made them better professionals and are encouraging others to share their knowledge with colleagues at this year's event. Read more...

Participate in the Advancement Investments Metrics Survey

A CASE benchmarking survey that measures investments in fundraising is now open for participation. This year, for the first time, participants will receive analysis geared to their institution type. Read more...

Free Networking Call for Alumni Relations Staff

Staff responsible for alumni engagement at community colleges are invited to participate in the second virtual meeting of a new networking group. The conference call is at 2 p.m. EST on Jan. 9, 2013.

Paul Heaton, director of the Center for Community College Advancement, will facilitate a discussion among participants. Some of the potential topics to be covered include:

  • Getting faculty and staff to support alumni development
  • Finding the best sources for finding alumni information
  • Creating successful engagement events

Registration is required due to limited space. There is no cost to register or participate in this group, which is open to CASE member and non-member institutions.

Last Call for Participation in Benchmarking Survey for Foundations

The deadline for submission to the IRF Data Book survey for the fiscal year 2012 has been extended until Jan. 18, 2013. Institutionally related foundation executives and professionals who complete the survey will be able to compare data related to their foundation's structure, funding, staffing and operations with their peers.

Help Find America's Top Professors

CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching are now accepting nominations for the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, which honor the nation's best undergraduate teachers. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2013.

Welcome to CASE

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

  • Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
  • Sussex County Community College (Newton, N.J.)
In The News

Limits of Performance-Based Grants
(Inside Higher Ed)
A new study finds grants tied to enrollment, persistence and academic performance have limited impact on low-income students at two New York City community colleges. Read more...


Why Community College Could Be Your Ticket to Financial Success
New research shows community college graduates have a slight edge over those with four-year degrees when it comes to earning power immediately after graduation. Read more...

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Enhancing Internal Relations for Community College Fundraising Success
Feb. 19, 2013
2 p.m. EST

Conference for Community College Advancement
Oct. 2 - 4, 2013
San Diego, Calif.

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