CHEC Announces the Appointment of a New Executive Director

CHEC Announces the Appointment of a New Executive Director

The Board of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Aileen Van Ginkel as CHEC’s new Executive Director, effective September 1, 2020. She will succeed Dr. Justin Cooper, who has served in this capacity for the past ten...

9 Higher Education Trends to Follow in 2020-21

9 Higher Education Trends to Follow in 2020-21

From deregulations to mergers to relaxed ethical standards, higher education issues and challenges continue to make headlines, especially in the current election cycle. Nonprofit Christian higher education institutions face unique challenges of their own. Here are...

Why Add Bible Certificates to Accredited Degree Offerings

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...

What to Do About “Bundling”

What to Do About “Bundling”

As former Apple CEO John Sculley reminded us, the future belongs to those who are first to see possibilities. The latest possibility for fundraisers, including at Christian colleges and universities, involves how best to respond to the latest trend in donor behavior,...

Improve Student Retention: Teach Financial Literacy

Improve Student Retention: Teach Financial Literacy

Student loan debt exceeds a staggering $1.5 trillion among 42 million people.[1] Many of the students in our Christian higher education schools are part of that statistic. When our students lack financial literacy, they suffer, but so does our school. While we are in...

Financing Education:  5 Financial Resources for Students

Financing Education: 5 Financial Resources for Students

Christian college is a big investment, but each future Christian leader is vitally important to our communities. This is why financial stewardship skills can be a great addition to the education students receive in a Christian college. After all, it’s part of a...

Can Colleges Assess Students’ 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...

Gay-Student Groups & their Goals

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...

Case Study on Improving Christian University Governance

In a previous article for Christian Academia Press, I wrote about the governance crisis in Christian higher ed. Much of this has to do with how the trustees at Christian colleges and universities are constituted. The majority of their members have little if any board...

4 Reasons Why Board Training Is Critical to Ministry Success

4 Reasons Why Board Training Is Critical to Ministry Success

Why do some boards in Christian universities demonstrate a culture of excellence year after year while some seem to struggle just to get a majority of directors to show up for meetings or to make important decisions? Could board training be key? Why do some schools...

Avoiding USDE Audits by Improving Financial Aid Verification

Avoiding USDE Audits by Improving Financial Aid Verification

Give back the money!? That's right. Violations of financial aid verification remain in the top 10 most common audit and program review findings for the past three years and that can lead to students receiving ineligible disbursements and schools having to return their...

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