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Former board members do not need to stop having an impact.

Support of the University by Former Board Members: A Personal Experience

University board members come and go. In fact, it’s common for a board member to serve a term or two and then disassociate from the school with little involvement and support thereafter.  While serving, some board members only attend board meetings and offer little involvement outside the boardroom. Others are highly involved and engage themselves […]

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As the voice of the cause, consider:
-If this is our organization, what is our actual cause?
-Given our cause, what is our purpose?
-Given our purpose, what is our mission?

You are the Voice of the Cause

A colleague asked: “Is it more important for people to believe in the cause or the individual?” My response: “Every cause needs a voice; every organization needs a face.”   We all know dynamic, inspirational figures that lead organizations we support or serve in. We follow pastors, executive directors, presidents, and other leaders who speak […]

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The upcoming TRACS conference will be October 25–27, 2017 in Orlando.

Conference Profile: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries.  The TRACS conference drawing near.  The following table provides stats and other useful information for […]

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To increase enrollment, consider your business model, governance, recruitment efforts, continuing education and online options.  -- By Biswarup Ganguly - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15457379

5 Strategies for Increasing Enrollment at Theological Institutions with Limited Resources

Increasing and maintaining enrollment.  That’s the task of every higher education school, and is especially challenging for theological institutions, many of which must function with limited resources in contrast to their secular counterparts. The purpose of this article is to explore best-practice strategies for increasing the enrollment at theological institutions with limited resources. Organizational strategies […]

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Awareness of opportunities and threats is foundational to strategic plans

Retrenchment and Renewal in Christian Post-Secondary Education

What some have called a “perfect storm” of disruptive circumstances has impacted all of post-secondary education in both Canada and the United States for the last five years. The result has been two interrelated trends that have especially shaped Christian colleges and universities: a more constrained enrollment on the one hand and a creative approach […]

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Clear Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) guide instructors and students.

Writing Student Learning Outcomes: A Guide

Below is a brief but thorough overview of how teachers can guide students into knowledge, skill and demonstration of a subject through the use of a Student Learning Outcomes (SLO).  Here, we will look at how to write an effective SLO that also complies with your accrediting agency.  Definition of Student Learning Outcomes An SLO […]

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