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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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What Might an Accreditation Self-Study Consultation Look Like?

Are you battling an accreditation self-study? Do you wonder whether it’s time to engage a good consultant? Achieving accreditation is not simply a matter of submitting correctly-written answers and perfectly-formatted documents. It is a matter of changing the way your organization operates so that it is, and will continue to be, worthy of accreditation. Thus, accreditation is […]

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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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5 Ways to Sabotage Accreditation and How to Overcome Them

In an era filled with vision and hope, two men seized an audacious opportunity. In 1803, the French sold the Louisiana Purchase to the United States—828,000,000 square miles of uncharted territory—as large as the rest of the nation. President Thomas Jefferson asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an exploration expedition named the Corps […]

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The cost of an accreditation consultant can be wise stewardship.

Accreditation Consultant Prices

Is Hiring an Accreditation Consultant Worth Your School’s Money? Have you wondered whether accreditation consultant prices are worth the money? Let’s consider a realistic case study: Imagine that half your board neither donates money or brings in donations. And imagine that after giving your board the “get, give, or get off” speech, one of the […]

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How many faculty members do you need to be accredited?

Full-Time Faculty Requirements for Accreditation

As an accreditation consultant, I have several times been asked questions like, “What would it take for us to add ATS accreditation?”  To answer that question, I often start with a discussion of full-time faculty requirements for accreditaton.  While there is a great deal of overlap in the standards of any Department-of-Education-Recognized accrediting agency, faculty […]

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Understanding State Approval and Accreditation: Who Officially Decides Your School Is “Good”?

Who decides if your school is a good school (and what does the government have to do with it)? This question requires a basic understanding of state approval and accreditation. In many countries, the government — perhaps their ministry of education — provides credible certification. In the United States, private accrediting agencies are trusted as […]

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