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In George Orwell's book, Animal Farm, all animals were equal, but some were more equal than others.  How equal will Christian colleges be under the Equality Act?

If the Senate Passes the Equality Act . . .

On February 25, 2021, Congress again passed an attempt to legislate immoral morality, the “Equality Act.” One wonders, is this act from Animal Farm or the funny farm.  It would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” as protected classes in areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, […]

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Assessment of Spiritual Outcomes

Should Christian Colleges Be Publicly Accountable for Spiritual Outcomes?: A Report on Responses from College Personnel

When families entrust their sons and daughters to a Christian college, they are likely to expect some positive spiritual outcomes, but have too often been stunned to find their child’s faith and personal relationship with the Almighty shattered. Many prospective students are concerned, too. One of the factors that my son weighed while he considered […]

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Federal Student Financial  Aid (FAFSA) and the differences between accrediting agencies

ABHE, ATS & TRACS: Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Qualifications

Christian colleges and universities are elgible to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) when achieving candidacy or accreditation status, depending on the accreditation agency. See the table below for qualifications regarding ABHE, ATS, and TRACS accreditation process. ABHE ATS TRACS Upon achieving candidacy, ABHE’s status with the US Department of Education allows their schools to […]

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Accreditation Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements: ABHE, ATS, TRACS & DEAC

  ABHE Applicant ATS Associate Member TRACS Corresponding Institution DEAC 24 Conditions of Eligibility 8 Conditions of Eligibility (13 counting sub-points) 17 Conditions of Eligibility (38 counting sub-points) 7 Eligibility Criteria (brief version) with a complete list of requirements in Part 2, Section I, Eligibility Requirements, DEAC Accreditation Handbook, pp. 10–11. *Tenets of Faith *Nonprofit Status […]

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CHEC Magnifyer

Conference Profile: Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC)

Last Updated: 4/2/2020 Christian Higher Education Canada is going through a leadership change. Dr. Justin Cooper, who has been leading CHEC for 10 years is stepping down and Dr. Aileen Van Ginkel will assume duties as CHEC’s new Executive Director on September 1, 2020. Dr. Van Ginkel is especially known because of her leadership in […]

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“This is not what we expected.  We were only trying to be pastoral.  We just set up a support group so that gay students would know we care.  How did this back-room support group end up as a radical pressure group that shouted us down at the alumni gathering?”

Gay-Student Groups & their Goals

Do gay-identifying students want to form an official gay-student groups on your campus? Their efforts might seem innocent enough and your desires to be tolerant might also seem innocent enough, but be aware that different types of gay-student groups have different goals, which will have different results on your campus, and can have mission-critical results. […]

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