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Understanding our particular non-traditional students is key to helping non-traditional students graduate.

5 Tips to Help Non-Traditional Students Graduate

This article presents five board, administrative, and practical tips that can empower the nontraditional student (NTS) at Bible school to complete their studies.  Helping non-traditional students graduate is crucial because, in the 20th century, one-third of students enrolled in the US were nontraditional students (NTS).  These students hold multiple roles in addition to student, such […]

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How would your colleagues feel about your promotion to dean?

Promotion to Dean: 7 Best Ways to Guarantee Failure

Solid faculty members with longevity at a Christian college often find themselves in new roles. This can be the result of their own choice or sometimes even coercion, such as when failed searches or limited financial resources “force” faculty into these new roles.  While many may agree that faculty status easily supersedes a seat in the […]

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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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Digital Discussion Groups: No Longer Limited to Distance Education

Why Welcome Digital Discussion Groups?

Have you noticed that chalkboards are turning into class-sized computer screens, or that school libraries are looking more like coffee shops where directed group discussions and collaborative efforts are being held on students’ personal devices? Digital discussion groups are becoming the “new normal” in traditional classes. Instead of being reluctantly pulled along to this digital […]

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What technology trends should Christian colleges prepare to address?

5 Technological Trends Christian Colleges Can Use for Kingdom and Academic Advancement

As mariners scan the horizon for changes in weather patterns, so must Christian colleges watch for changes in technological trends.  Identifying technological trends that colleges could embrace can expand their reach and relevancy. Those trends that affect secular public universities eventually affect private Christian universities. It’s prudent to stay informed and consider how such trends […]

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