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Flipping the Classroom from “Sage on the Stage” to “Guide on the Side”

Many teachers and students in Christian schools still imagine a learning space as a classroom with rows of desks facing the expert in the front. The mandatory distance learning structures as a result of COVID-19 are causing them to experiment with remote learning.[1] But flipping the classroom is about more than institutional survival. Instead of […]

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Strategize.  At a time when quick turn-around is in high demand, where “time is of the essence,” it is easy to make a decision that has not been fully thought out or jump into an agreement that perhaps your school would not get into under different circumstances.

COVID-19 Implications: Distance Ed, Approvals and Other Considerations

The recently declared “National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak,” Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020[1] has paved the way for a new era; one in which terminologies such as “social distancing,” “contactless delivery,” and “safer-at-home” are becoming the new norm. In our current day, where academic communities are faced with making difficult […]

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Due to the short nature of certificate programs, the National Center for Education Statistics (1997) demonstrated that individuals pursuing a certificate are more likely than those pursuing an associate degree to achieve a higher education credential.

Why Add Bible Certificates to Accredited Degree Offerings

I have worked in Christian higher education for 11 years and often encounter people cringing at the mention of certificate programs in Bible. At best, certificates are viewed as remedial and something only offered by smaller Bible colleges that do not have the resources for university-level training. At worst, they are associated with unaccredited Bible […]

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The Character Growth Index is a quantitative, easily administered assessment of social-emotional character development.

Can Colleges Assess Students’ Character Development?

Why measure student character development? Today college admissions fiercely compete for students. For many, necessity dictates that solvency transcends mission as students cannot learn if the school closes. With many higher education institutions choosing to be test-optional, assessment as a component of admissions is on life support. Why then discuss a measure of social-emotional character […]

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Students experience many barriers to producing quality student research. They may suffer from library anxiety, have a flawed understanding of the process and nature of research, or not understand faculty expectations for the assignment.

5 Ways Faculty Can Improve the Quality of Student Research

Students experience many barriers to producing quality research. Library anxiety is one. They mistakenly believe that they should be able to navigate a library by the time they reach college, and they feel shame that they cannot. Alex Nunes suggests that this current generation of students has an additional level of complexity for library instruction: […]

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Providing a positive online experience can help students navigate online coursework, have an engaging learning experience and have less frustration due to distance.

Top Ten List for Online Distance Education Students

Over six million higher education students in the US take at least one course online.[1] Distance education, like its counterpart in the classroom, should deliver, through instructors, the best opportunity to learn possible. Providing a positive online experience can help students navigate online coursework, have an engaging learning experience and have less frustration due to […]

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