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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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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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Shoot the Pirates: And Three Other Strategies for Safeguarding Your School’s Mission (Part 1)

Safeguarding against Mission Drift In the Middle Ages, kind-hearted Franciscan monks developed a charity model to make sure the poor could buy food and wisely manage their money. This model, called Montes Pietatius, was also intended to help protect the poor from people who would take advantage of them (e.g., loan sharks). The Montes Pietatius […]

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