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Shoot the Pirates: And Three Other Strategies for Safeguarding Your School’s Mission (Part 1)

Safeguarding against Mission Drift In the Middle Ages, kind-hearted Franciscan monks developed a charity model to make sure the poor could buy food and wisely manage their money. This model, called Montes Pietatius, was also intended to help protect the poor from people who would take advantage of them (e.g., loan sharks). The Montes Pietatius […]

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university cyber security

5 Steps to Strengthen Your Institution’s Cybersecurity Defenses

Russia, China, the CIA, and FBI. Hacking has been receiving a great deal of attention lately in the political arena, but many higher education leaders may not realize the severity and scope of the threat to their very own institution.The reality is that colleges and universities face unique cybersecurity challenges, so it’s critical that administrators […]

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educational vouchers

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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Fundamentalist:  The pretentious circus’s favorite term to defame and demean someone instead of answering his or her argument

The New “F Word” on College Campuses: Fundamentalism

It’s really funny, almost.  And sad. Too many faculty at Christian universities are more afraid of “fundamentalism” than they are of agnosticism or outright atheism and its secularist implications. Most dangerous of all, they are even more afraid of Christian fundamentalism than Christian Leftism, which acts almost exactly like agnosticism or progressive secularism and supports […]

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financial aid regulations and Donald Trump

Trump Administration and FAFSA: What to Expect

Having survived federal financial aid transactions through eight presidents, I offer my thoughts on the ninth—President Donald Trump—and how his administration may affect the education system and financial aid regulations. Education regulations and programs are initiated by the U.S. Congress and ushered in under a president who does not object and, thus, receives credit for […]

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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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