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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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We attempt to measure our success academically, but are all the pieces in place to measure our impact concerning spiritual formation?

Hallmarks of a Christian Campus: A Checklist of Components for Mission Integration

Standards for accreditation are meant to ensure a robust academic environment, but what are some of the components to ensure a robust Christian environment? While no list is going to be comprehensive, the following are ten things to consider, not ranked in any particular order. Academic coursework that addresses not just ethical issues but morality. […]

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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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SACAP Grant Application Available

Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project (SACAP) Application To help promote the SACAP, we are offering $500 grants to students engaged in doctoral work in accredited, Christian graduate schools and universities.  The following is the text from the application form, a fillable PDF that can be obtained by emailing an application request to: [email protected] Introduction to […]

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Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project

Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project

Christian colleges founded with offering plate money have shown a disturbing ability to drift away from the purposes for which so many had previously sacrificed. Aren’t administrators that lead a Christian institution away from Kingdom purposes guilty of grand larceny? When schools lose their Christ-centered purposes, we should be indignant. Aren’t you? There are some […]

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Dr. Ron Kroll, Director of the ABHE Commission on Accreditation

ABHE and the Spiritually Accountable Colleges Assessment Project: An Interview with Dr. Ron Kroll

Just as colleges are required to make public their consumer outcomes (e.g., graduation rate, retention rate, employment rate), we believe Christian colleges should also make public their spiritual outcomes. Having proposed this to the ABHE Commission on accreditation, we are thrilled to see that at their annual conference in February, ABHE members will be voting […]

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Would we gain students but lose donors?

Would We Lose Donors If We Become a Liberal Arts College?

Having to bring drug-sniffing dogs onto a Christian campus is a good learning opportunity. This school was not careful enough in vetting their new students for Christian commitment.  Although they only accept Christian students, anyone can write a testimony and get a reference.  The administrators learned this lesson quite quickly. But how did a Christian […]

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