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What should we do for troubled students, students in distress, students who confide in a faculty member?

Responding to Troubled Students

If you are involved in Christian higher education, you know that students identify us as trustworthy sources of wisdom when they are in distress. It may seem as though troubled students use crowd-sourced strategies to seek feedback via social media, but the importance of face-to-face interaction with faculty and support staff cannot be ignored. Our […]

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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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Higher Education Enrollment Trends in Canada and the United States

Higher education enrollment is up slightly in Canada and down slightly in the United States, according to 2012 figures released by Canadian Trends in Higher Education and the U.S. Census Bureau. Enrollment continued to grow modestly in Canada with 1,027,000 undergraduate and 190,000 graduate students attending colleges and universities in the fall, 2012. Conversely, the enrollment in American higher […]

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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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A Free College Newsletter Template That Recruits Students, Donations, and Spiritual Rewards

(Excerpted from, Finding Funds for a Small Christian College, by David Agron, Ph.D) A college newsletter can be an exceptional tool for recruiting donors and students—really. But how do you entice a potential donor or student to actually read your newsletter and engage with your school instead of throwing out your valuable insights with the […]

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20 Realistic, Economical, Simple Initiatives to Improve Student Retention

For the hundreds of small, private colleges and universities that enroll large numbers of “at-risk” students, proactive retention activities are necessary to keep the school solvent. However, while maintaining retention is much discussed, it is rarely addressed in any productive way that sees results. How should schools improve student retention? Too many institutions focus, instead, on […]

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