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Current trends and issues can seem like a lot to navigate, but awareness is the first step, followed by careful consideration and planning.

Higher Ed Trends for Enrollment, Finance, Compliance, …

While the higher education industry is large and complex, several trends are affecting schools of all types and sizes. Faith-based higher education institutions are not immune to these trends, which include: Soft net tuition growth Expense growth that exceeds revenue growth Deferred campus maintenance Yet faith-based not-for-profit higher education institutions demonstrate a certain resiliency. In […]

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8 Traits of Successful Grant Writers

Grant writing success comes with experience. Done well, it can change the landscape of your nonprofit and the lives of your clients. Adding grants to your fundraising strategy can be daunting, but by emulating these traits of experienced and successful grant writers, you can increase your likelihood of success when submitting requests. Successful grant writers […]

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SACAP Grant Application Available

Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project (SACAP) Application To help promote the SACAP, we are offering $500 grants to students engaged in doctoral work in accredited, Christian graduate schools and universities.  The following is the text from the application form, a fillable PDF that can be obtained by emailing an application request to: SpirituallyAccountable@ChristianAcademiaPress.com. Introduction to […]

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Headlines show governance failing at prestigious institutions. 
 Beware.  Best practices include conducting annual board training in which board members are re-familiarized with the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience, and introduced to new tools such as the skills matrix for recruiting new board members.

Christian Colleges and Universities: Do You Have a Governance Crisis?

Higher ed is at a crossroads with many things, but especially board governance. One must look no further than the daily headlines — the sexual assault at Michigan State and their interim president’s latest comments about the victims, or the University of Maryland’s issues with the death of a football player and its board overruling […]

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Perkins loan disbursements are now prohibited.

Perkins: Do We Liquidate, or Do We Wait?

June 30, 2018 has passed, and according to the Dear Colleague Letter 17-10, additional Perkins loan disbursements are now prohibited. Here are some factors to consider as your institution of higher education weighs the costs and benefits of liquidation. Q: What is liquidation? A: Liquidation is the process of assigning ALL loans to the United States Department […]

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