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New Column: Conference Profiles

Conferences are important for learning new skills, networking with colleagues, and being exposed to opportunities offered by exhibitors.  Because conferences are so valuable for those serving Christian colleges, we are launching a new column. In fact, promoting good conferences contributes to the achievement of our mission: Raising up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and […]

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The planning process is more important than the plan itself.  Plan with Objectivity, Vision and Flexibility

It’s the Leadership Process, Not the Plan

On October 17, 1777, English General, Gentlemen Johnny Burgoyne, surrendered an entire British Army to Horatio Gates, commander of the American forces at Saratoga, New York. If the battle of Lexington produced the “shot heard round the world” then Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga produced the “shock heard round the world.” At Saratoga the unthinkable happened. […]

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While two of the three cases decided in 2015 upheld TWU's religious freedom, the Ontario judges chose to ignore the clear face of the law and moved to “update” it in the light of contemporary realities.

Will Religious Freedom in Canada Survive? Trinity Western Law School Tests the System

The ongoing debate about the legitimacy of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school (TWU, Langley, British Columbia) is a key fault line in a clash of worldviews playing out in our day. On one side is the traditional Christian view, which believes in transcendent norms for life, created by God and revealed in the Scriptures, […]

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Information Literacy Instruction is Not Limited to the Library

6-Step Information Literacy Program: Curriculum Mapping for Small Colleges

Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) is a requirement for most accrediting agencies (ABHE, ATS, TRACS, and most regional agencies). That means that each school must offer Information Literacy instruction to its students—all its students. Depending on the agency, the requirements vary. In essence, though, all of the agencies want each college to offer ILI to every […]

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Yes, financial aid impacts admissions.  Choose policies wisely.

Financial Aid Impacts Admissions: 12 Solutions to Potential Problems

Christian colleges, universities, and schools face a myriad of challenges that threaten much-needed revenue streams. The majority of schools lack substantial endowments and must rely on net tuition dollars to meet growing expenses. This financial challenge is compounded with the following realities in today’s higher education market: Demographics are evolving in ways likely to create […]

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Risk Management is Ongoing

How to Implement an Effective Enterprise Risk Management Strategy At Christian Colleges and Universities

The term “enterprise risk management” (ERM) is getting a lot of attention lately. But the fact is, your institution is already implementing enterprise risk management every time you make a decision considering risk, which is probably every day. The question is whether your institution is managing the enterprise risk management proces s and effectively anticipating, […]

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