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June 2007
Volume 5 Issue 6

Research and News of Note
Study: Community Colleges Need Better Institutional Research

Community colleges face major obstacles in their quest to produce better data on how well their institutions and students are performing, according to a new report.

Survey Shows Americans Believe College Essential But Too Costly

A new survey finds that while the vast majority of Americans believe postsecondary education is necessary for achieving success, a growing percentage believe rising costs are preventing qualified students from attending college.

CASE Commissions Introduce New Management Checklists

The CASE commissions on alumni relations and communications and marketing have introduced two new checklists to assist managers as they assess their offices and programs.

Inside CASE
CASE to Send Ballots for Board Election this Week

On Wednesday, June 6, membership coordinators at all CASE member institutions will receive a notice asking them to vote via electronic ballot on the 2007-2008 slate of candidates to fill open CASE Board of Trustee positions.

CASE Board Appoints Commission Members for 2007-08

During its meeting in March, the CASE Board of Trustees appointed new members to the CASE commissions on alumni relations, communications and marketing, and philanthropy.

Renowned Demographer to Speak at CASE Summit

When the media need an expert who can turn demographic statistics into compelling stories about how and why people migrate, they turn to William H. Frey, who will present "America's Emerging Demography" at the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders July 8-10, in Chicago.

CASE to Introduce New Online Directory

How big is the CASE community?

Time is Running Out: Sign Up Now for CASE Data-Mining Workshop

CASE is holding a data-mining workshop to help community colleges increase fundraising results on June 12 at CASE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Federal Relations News
House Reins In Aggressive Student Loan Marketing

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 9 overwhelmingly passed the Student Loan Sunshine Act (H.R.890), 414-3.

Senate May Tax Tuition Benefits, Offshore Hedge Fund Income

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is considering tapping new tax revenues from colleges and universities to offset the expected cost of expanded tuition tax credits.

Call for Greater Transparency on Compensation, Endowments

Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) are calling for changes to IRS Form 990 to provide more detailed information on nonprofit executive compensation, endowments and related organizations.

Urban-Brookings Briefing Parses U.S. Tax Incentives and Subsidies

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center has published a briefing paper on subsidizing higher education through tax and spending programs.

IRS Offers Guidance for Donors, Appraisers

IRS Publication 561 provides guidance for donors and appraisers in determining the value of non-cash gifts and outlines the information donors need to substantiate deductions for non-cash contributions.

CASE District News

District I continues a lineup of breakfast programs in 2007.

District II is busy planning its 2008 conference, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," scheduled Jan. 26-29, 2008, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Caribe Hilton. Details will be available in June on the 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, 2008.

District V-"CASE V By Demand" delivers one-day workshops on District V campuses in a new effort to provide targeted programming beyond the scope of the district conference. Upcoming workshops include "Marketing Education as a 'Service,'" June 5, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Registration is $100 for each conference.

In other news, the district has launched a mentoring program and will host a breakfast in conjunction with the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders in Chicago from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Chicago Marriott. Attending district members can connect with CASE V colleagues during the complimentary breakfast. More info will be sent to CASE V members.

And finally, the deadline for The Pride of CASE V is quickly approaching. Enter programs, printed pieces and other products for gold, silver and bronze awards in 49 categories by Monday, July 16. Get details at this link.

District VI plans to hold its 2008 conference, "The Great Adventure," Jan. 12-15, 2008, in Denver, Colo.

District VII-The executive committee of the district board is doing something new-conducting campus visits to coincide with regularly scheduled board meetings in district cities. The first trial visits were a hit among institutions in San Diego; Las Vegas is the next target city.

Here's how they work: Committee members schedule appointments with chief advancement officers at CASE member and non-member institutions. With member institutions, they discuss institution needs and how the district can help meet them as well as suggestions for beneficial activities. With non-members, they discuss available workshops and services and address questions about membership. For more information, contact Peter Smits at

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