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January 2008
Volume 6 Issue 1

Research and News of Note
Experts Say Successful Diversity Efforts Run Deep

Diversity must be woven into all staffing, strategic and volunteer efforts, not simply layered onto a college or university culture, said experts at a CASE conference for diverse managers.

Philanthropists Give Most to Colleges and Universities

Higher education attracted nearly half of the dollars donated through gifts of $10 million or more between 2001 and 2003, according to a new study.

Report Findings Challenge Assumptions on College Costs

More than 60 percent of all American students attend institutions where average tuition and fees total less than $4,750 per year, according to a Government Accountability Office report released in December.

EU Forum to Foster Philanthropy in Research Funding

The European Commission hopes to ramp up the role of philanthropy in research funding at universities across Europe by creating a coherent and strategic approach across the 27 EU member states, according to a recent University World News article.

Inside CASE
CASE Named Approved CFRE Provider

CASE is now an approved provider for CFRE Continuing Education points.

Campaign Standards Group Invites Public Comment on Recommendations

A group appointed by the CASE Board of Trustees to review the CASE Management and Reporting Standards as they apply to campaigns has released its recommendations to CASE members for public comment.

Call for Distinguished Service Awards Nominations

The Feb. 8 deadline is fast approaching to submit Distinguished Service Awards nominations.

CASE Kicks Off 2008 Circle of Excellence Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 Circle of Excellence Awards program. The deadline for entering is March 3.

Nominations Invited for U.S. Professors of the Year

April 18 is the deadline for nominations for the 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year awards.

CASE Seeks Educational Programs Manager

CASE is seeking applications for its educational programs manager position.

U.S. Federal Relations News
No Extension for IRA Charitable Rollover

On Dec. 31, the IRA charitable rollover expired after Congress adjourned for the year without passing an extension of the incentive. Unable to agree on a one-year alternative minimum tax patch/tax extenders package, lawmakers decided to drop the tax extenders, including the IRA charitable rollover.

New Form 990 Unveiled by IRS

On Dec. 20, the Internal Revenue Service released the final version of its redesigned Form 990, which nonprofit organizations will begin filing in 2009 (for the 2008 tax year).

IRS to Conduct College and University Compliance Initiative

The IRS plans to conduct a research/compliance initiative in 2008 aimed at examining colleges and universities and their activities.

ACE Updates Political Campaign Activities Guidelines

With the 2008 presidential election season in high gear, the American Council on Education has updated its guidelines for colleges and universities regarding involvement with political campaigns.

CASE District News

District II has launched online conference registration for its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude," Jan. 26-29, at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information about the conference and the hotel, please visit the new CASE District II Web site.

District III is planning its 2008 conference featuring the theme "Take 5" in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency, Feb. 17-20.

District V's "Connecting the Best" conference, held Dec. 9-11, drew 1,875 registered attendees. Find out who shone by visiting the complete listing of the "Pride of CASE V" award winners.

Districts VII and VIII co-hosted a community college symposium on Dec. 4-5 in conjunction with their joint district conference in Las Vegas, which drew 61 community college professionals. Future professional development activities in CASE District VII are being planned with the assistance of a newly formed community college council that will serve as an advisory body to the District VII Board of Directors.

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