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We must recognize that there are LGBTQ students on our campuses and outside activists are interested because they want your school to make changes.  We need to be proactive and  learn to navigate this challenge by discussing our experiences with each other. 

APU’s LGBTQ Crisis

Tracing Steps to APU’s LGBTQ Crisis Azusa Pacific University (APU), a major evangelical school in Southern California, was assaulted this month with headlines like these: “Queering Azusa Pacific University,” “Azusa Pacific Okays Gay Romance (But Not Sex and Marriage)” “Professor: Azusa Pacific Is Losing ‘God First.’” And, with coverage in Christianity Today, the 700 Club, […]

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Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project

Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project

Christian colleges founded with offering plate money have shown a disturbing ability to drift away from the purposes for which so many had previously sacrificed. Aren’t administrators that lead a Christian institution away from Kingdom purposes guilty of grand larceny? When schools lose their Christ-centered purposes, we should be indignant. Aren’t you? There are some […]

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Dr. Ron Kroll, Director of the ABHE Commission on Accreditation

ABHE and the Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project: An Interview with Dr. Ron Kroll

Just as colleges are required to make public their consumer outcomes (e.g., graduation rate, retention rate, employment rate), we believe Christian colleges should also make public their spiritual outcomes. Having proposed this to the ABHE Commission on accreditation, we are thrilled to see that at their annual conference in February, ABHE members will be voting […]

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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 is drawing near.  The following table provides stats and other useful […]

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change management

Planning, Change, and Resistance: An Interview with Dr. Drumm McNaughton

Dr. Drumm McNaughton is the CEO of The Change Leader, a consultancy that helps Christian colleges educate students for a life of faith and service through holistic approaches to improving planning and change management, governance, academic and business operations, assessment and IR, leadership and culture, accreditation, and diversifying revenue streams.  In this interview, he elaborates […]

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To start offering Title IV financial aid, proper audits and candidate or accredited status are key.

How Colleges Can Start Offering Title IV Financial Aid Programs: Gaining Candidacy or Full Accreditation Is Just the Beginning

Your Board of Trustees has determined that your institution should offering Title IV financial aid, but many questions remain. Examples of such questions are: Are we required to participate in the student loan programs or can we just participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program? We are a new institution. How long do we have […]

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Initial research suggests strong consideration of a comprehensive Test Optional policy.

Test-Optional Movement: Should We Require SAT or ACT or Neither

The number of higher education institutions rethinking how they screen and accept new students continues to grow (Goral, 2018).   Many higher education institutions no longer require ACT or SAT scores for prospective undergraduates.  These test-optional schools say the tests place an unfair cost and burden on low-income and minority students and ultimately hinder efforts […]

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