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Educational Vouchers: A Strategic Opportunity for Christian Colleges

“As your President, I will be the nation’s biggest cheerleader for school choice.”  – Donald Trump Were these just words? Not anymore. Our 45th president nominated Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education. The daughter-in-Law of billionaire Richard DeVos Sr., who co-founded Amway, she and her husband Richard DeVos Jr. have stewarded the […]

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ABACC Conference Profile

Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC Conference Profile)

The ABACC conference provides professional development, networking, and support for Christian higher education business and finance officers. Being a specialized conference, you would not want to send a wide variety of staff members here. But, it is almost essential to send business officers because of the unique opportunity for them to receive high quality professional […]

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What Might an Accreditation Self-Study Consultation Look Like?

Are you battling an accreditation self-study? Do you wonder whether it’s time to engage a good consultant? Achieving accreditation is not simply a matter of submitting correctly-written answers and perfectly-formatted documents. It is a matter of changing the way your organization operates so that it is, and will continue to be, worthy of accreditation. Thus, accreditation is […]

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New Column: Conference Profiles

Conferences are important for learning new skills, networking with colleagues, and being exposed to opportunities offered by exhibitors.  Because conferences are so valuable for those serving Christian colleges, we are launching a new column. In fact, promoting good conferences contributes to the achievement of our mission: Raising up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and […]

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5 Ways to Sabotage Accreditation and How to Overcome Them

In an era filled with vision and hope, two men seized an audacious opportunity. In 1803, the French sold the Louisiana Purchase to the United States—828,000,000 square miles of uncharted territory—as large as the rest of the nation. President Thomas Jefferson asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an exploration expedition named the Corps […]

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To choose a Christian college, or a secular one, is to open oneself to a lifetime of understanding based on a particular worldview.

Another Reason to Choose a Christian College

My youngest is choosing a college. I hope she will choose a Christian college. The preeminent university in her field is so anti-Christian that they expelled Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship from their school. Certainly, that academic community needs ambassadors of Christ, but do I want my daughter subjected to their constant indoctrination? While we need to […]

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The cost of an accreditation consultant can be wise stewardship.

Accreditation Consultant Prices

Is Hiring an Accreditation Consultant Worth Your School’s Money? Have you wondered whether accreditation consultant prices are worth the money? Let’s consider a realistic case study: Imagine that half your board neither donates money or brings in donations. And imagine that after giving your board the “get, give, or get off” speech, one of the […]

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How many faculty members do you need to be accredited?

Full-Time Faculty Requirements for Accreditation

As an accreditation consultant, I have several times been asked questions like, “What would it take for us to add ATS accreditation?”  To answer that question, I often start with a discussion of full-time faculty requirements for accreditaton.  While there is a great deal of overlap in the standards of any Department-of-Education-Recognized accrediting agency, faculty […]

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