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...

How to Torpedo Any Chance of Achieving Accreditation

How to Torpedo Any Chance of Achieving Accreditation

So, you want to be accredited?  Great! But wait! Achieving accreditation requires adequate strength. Attempting to climb the accreditation mountain before getting in shape can make you sorry for starting the trek. Pause for a moment and consider how to avoid the...

Building a Sustainable Campus

Building a Sustainable Campus

One of the core values that every institution embodies is commitment to preserving the campus environment and surrounding communities. As institutional leaders develop strategic plans, increasing that commitment is a priority for many colleges and universities....

Title IV Check-Up:  What’s Your State of Health?

Title IV Check-Up: What’s Your State of Health?

As you move forward in 2018, you may have already started to act on personal health or financial issues, but not items of concern in your institution’s Federal funding program. Some of those issues may seem insignificant and not worth the effort to review, but if not...

Hippies Turn against Free Speech

Hippies Turn against Free Speech

Do you remember the good old days, when liberals believed in the freedom of speech? The University of California Berkeley is arguably the birthplace of the free speech movement. Indeed, beginning in the 1960s UC Berkeley was one of the epicenters of powerful...

3 Steps to Stronger Passwords

3 Steps to Stronger Passwords

I once heard a speaker say that passwords are like underwear: change them often, keep them long, don’t leave them lying on your desk, and don’t share them. As a security professional, I have been discussing the need for stronger passwords for almost 20 years, and not...

Securing Records Before the Storm

Securing Records Before the Storm

Are you prepared? Have you been adequately securing records? Do you have a disaster recovery plan? What would happen to you, your institution, and your students in the event of a disaster? While the nation is recovering from the most recent storms—Harvey, Irma, and...

Terminating for Moral Failure

Terminating for Moral Failure

Terminating for Moral Failure: How to personally thrive when terminating senior staff The third-hand rumor of sexual misconduct came to my office. Without corroboration, I could do nothing. I would not, and could not, ask a valued senior staff member about a sexual...

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The Authentically Christian College:  
Strategies for Facilitating Spiritual Formation on Campus

How do we keep a focus on God as a significant part of our schools? There is so much more that can be done other than weekly chapel and classroom devotionals. This book offers: practical concepts, outside of the box ideas, and cost effective strategies. A must have resource for Christian Academia!
 
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