Test-Optional Movement: Should We Require SAT or ACT or Neither

Test-Optional Movement: Should We Require SAT or ACT or Neither

The number of higher education institutions rethinking how they screen and accept new students continues to grow (Goral, 2018).   Many higher education institutions no longer require ACT or SAT scores for prospective undergraduates.  These test-optional schools say...

Avoiding Financial Face Plants

Avoiding Financial Face Plants

Do you hear ticking? Is there is a bomb ready to detonate at your institution? Considering how so many colleges are on the verge of an explosion from unresolved financial weaknesses, maybe you should just drown out the ticking with earplugs. Or, maybe you should take...

Business Risks from the Student Financial Aid Office

Business Risks from the Student Financial Aid Office

Gone are the days of siloing responsibilities and each office working independently. While segregation of duties and internal controls remain vital to a higher education institution’s health, they are insufficient on their own. A failure to thoughtfully consider the...

3 Keys to Effective, Biblical Fundraising

3 Keys to Effective, Biblical Fundraising

What’s your cause?   Is it funding a Christian university or scholarship program?  Perhaps a non-profit food pantry or a missions organization? No matter the cause, generating financial support (fundraising) is a necessary part of it, right? The task seems daunting...

Federal Student Aid Myths That Christian Colleges Believe

Federal Student Aid Myths That Christian Colleges Believe

We are frequently asked, “How will my institution be negatively affected by participating in the Higher Education Act Title IV student financial assistance programs?” Student aid myths abound. Many negative tales are spread by well-meaning people that convince some...

How to Refine Rubrics Using Student Work Samples

How to Refine Rubrics Using Student Work Samples

This is a true story:  the assessment coordinator at a small college wanted to find an excellent sample — the best example of student work in an ePortfolio that met the rubric criteria for the institutional student learning outcome of Written Communication. By the...

Calamity, Stability and Leadership Accountability

Calamity, Stability and Leadership Accountability

The prestige of being a top higher education leader is highly alluring. The perks of the office, the collaborative leadership style, and the constant focus on maintaining positive public relations on behalf of the institution and the leadership can create a bubble of...

5 Recommendations for Colleges With Limited Resources

5 Recommendations for Colleges With Limited Resources

Over the past few years, frequent news stories have announced the closure of several Christian higher education institutions. Although institutional officials may cite a number of reasons leading to closure, the primary reason appears to be finances. Many of these...

How a Fundraising Job Title Impacts Giving

How a Fundraising Job Title Impacts Giving

Even Christian colleges must transform in some ways or risk extinction.  A new study shows this is especially true in transforming your school’s fundraising job title. The beliefs, attitudes, and values that supported traditional titles, such as Director of...

College Enrollment Trends

College Enrollment Trends

College enrollment in the United States declined for a sixth straight year, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, but at the slowest pace since the slide began.  The 1 percent decline this past fall was due to undergraduate...

Ransomware Attack: Malware in Its Cruelest Form

Ransomware Attack: Malware in Its Cruelest Form

Ransomware is a type of malware, but with an extra sting. If infected with this malware, access to your operating system or files will be prevented or limited. The hacker will demand payment (ransom), but often times will not unlock the systems or files even if ransom...

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