Publications & Products
March 2013
Volume 2, Issue 9

Community College Advancement News

The Road to Changing State Policy

Community college leaders must make a clear "ask" and articulate the return on investment when advocating for legislation, says the head of a two-year college system. Read more...

Bringing Order to a College Website

To ensure their websites stay fresh and focused, community colleges should adopt a governance policy for those who manage and publish content, says a marketing professional. Read more...

Students Learn Importance of Philanthropy

On Feb. 28, three community colleges participated in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day, a celebration among more than 120 institutions worldwide spotlighting the importance of private giving to education.Read more...

Take a Survey on Communications and Marketing Trends

March 15 is the deadline for participation in a CASE survey on community college communications and marketing trends. The 30-minute survey explores how practitioners spend their time, how their work is changing, how their offices are structured, communications benchmarks and best practices for success. Participants who provide their email address will receive a report on the findings.

Show Us Your Best Work

March 15 is the nominations deadline for the 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards. The international awards program exclusively recognizes the work of CASE members by acknowledging superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results.

This year, CASE has added three categories specifically for community colleges: Community College Magazines, Community College Public-Private Partnerships and Community College Alumni Relations Programs. In addition to the new categories, community colleges are encouraged to submit entries in other relevant categories.

Nominate a Professor for National Recognition

April 15 is the nominations deadline for the 2013 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards, which honor an Outstanding Community Colleges Professor. The awards, which are sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, are the only national honors to recognize excellence in undergraduate education.

Welcome to CASE

The following colleges recently became CASE members:

  • College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.)
  • Edison State Community College (Greenville, Ohio)
  • Northwest Community College (Houston, B.C., Canada)



In The News

Community Colleges Crucial for Rural Development
(Community College Times)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's deputy under secretary says rural institutions should form collaborative partnerships to advancement economic development within their region. Read more...

Using Social Media to Improve Advocacy, Fundraising
(Community College Times)
Institutions in California, Florida and Kentucky used Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools to meet or exceed their fundraising and outreach goals. Read more...

Community College Grads Out-Earn Bachelor's Degree Holders
(CNN Money)
Nearly 30 percent of American's with two-year degrees now make more than those with four-year degrees, according to new research. Read more...

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