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March 2008
Volume 6 Issue 3

Research and News of Note
VSE Survey Shows Record Contributions to Higher Education

CASE President John Lippincott says results from the 2007 Voluntary Support of Education survey demonstrate strong donor confidence in higher education.

Success in New Media Takes Money, Time and Commitment

The tools of new media are cheap on the front end but require substantial long-term investments of staff and time to succeed, said a university communications leader during a recent CASE online speaker series conference.

Small Institutions Relying Less on Tuition Income

Small colleges and universities depend less on tuition income to fund their education budgets than they did a decade ago, according to findings of a joint study by the Council of Independent Colleges and CASE.

Latin American University Systems Urged to Cast Wider Net

Latin American university systems are being urged to draw from a wider pool of applicants and expand access to higher education without sacrificing quality, according to a recent article.

Inside CASE
Advisory Sheds Light On Affinity-Program Inquiry

CASE has developed a frequently asked questions document (requires login) to provide guidance on a developing probe about college-branded credit card programs.

Foundation Leaders to Examine Critical Issues at Upcoming Conference

College and university foundation leaders face a raft of uncertainties, from an economic slowdown that threatens to erode investment returns to a climate of increased congressional scrutiny of endowment spending practices. How can foundations meet these challenges and continue to effectively serve their institutions?

Act Fast to Nominate for U.S. Professors of the Year

Mid-April is tax time, Earth Day and … Professors of the Year! April 18 marks the deadline to submit nominations for the 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year awards.

U.S. Federal Relations News
Postal Rates to Increase in May

U.S. postal rates, including nonprofit rates, will increase on May 12.

FASB Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Endowment Reporting Guidelines

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released for public comment proposed guidelines intended to clarify the accounting treatment of nonprofit endowment funds.

CASE District News

The CASE V Board of Directors held its first meeting of the year in February. The district's agenda for 2008 is to continue efforts in mentoring, advocacy for students in advancement, and programming at all levels and in all advancement disciplines. And in the spring issue of Advance, District V recaps its December conference and provides district updates. View archived issues of the newsletter on the district's Web site.

District VI announces that Sheri Irwin-Gish, of the Nebraska State College System, will chair the 2009 CASE District VI Conference in Kansas City. The theme for the conference, scheduled Jan. 25-27, 2009, is "Exhilarate!" Irwin-Gish is currently associate vice chancellor for communications, marketing and system relations, and has worked in Lincoln for the college system for eight years. The conference leadership team includes: J. Bradford Hodson, Pittsburg State University; Andrea Mostyn, Missouri State University; Hauli Sabatka, Hastings College; Keri Drinka, North Dakota State University; and Julie McCollum, Park University. Interested volunteers are asked to e-mail Irwin-Gish at

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