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...

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...

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...

3 Strategies to Increase Mental Health Awareness on Campus

According to statistics published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; 2018), college students are at an increased risk of developing or presenting mental health symptoms. The top mental health concern among college students, as reported in a 2012 survey...

5 Suggestions for Grace-Filled Employee Evaluations

5 Suggestions for Grace-Filled Employee Evaluations

Angry, hurt, resentful, and confused. That’s how an employee I used to supervise came to me with her latest performance evaluation. Though no longer under my supervision, I volunteered to sit with her to analyze the evaluation with the goal of helping her reframe the...