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The New “F Word” on College Campuses: Fundamentalism

It’s really funny, almost.  And sad. Too many faculty at Christian universities are more afraid of “fundamentalism” than they are of agnosticism or outright atheism and its secularist implications. Most dangerous of all, they are even more afraid of Christian fundamentalism than Christian Leftism, which acts almost exactly like agnosticism or progressive secularism and supports […]

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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 Left at Christian Universities: The intolerant lovers of “tolerance”

Christian universities who require faculty to hold certain faith beliefs violate academic freedom, according to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) — the Canadian version of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), “Academic freedom is violated at universities in Canada that seek to ensure an ideologically or religiously homogeneous academic staff,” says the CAUT […]

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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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Three Simple Methods to Overcome Student Distractions: Especially for Non-Traditional Students

The competition to maintain the attention of our students is as fierce as auto insurance commercials and NCAA basketball. Every instructor confronts a daily battle to keep the student actively engaged and focused on coursework.  Student distractions are legion. The meteoric rise of distance learning, online degrees, and hybrid classes have created a new pipeline […]

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Faculty Development on a Budget: Six Ways to Foster Faculty Development When Inter-Disciplinary Demands Are High and Budgets Are Low

Does your faculty feel like they need Ed.Ds in addition to their Ph.Ds in order to teach effectively? Do they have the IT department’s phone number on speed dial? Does thinking about the “flipped classroom” make them want to flip out? Expectations of faculty—from you as administrators, from denominational governing boards, from accrediting agencies like ATS, […]

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