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Don’t Just Assume. . .

November 29, 2015

Did you know that the Higher Learning Commission keeps a checklist of practices that they expect every institution of higher learning to have as a baseline? They do not necessarily require us to expound on all of these in our Assurance Argument, but if we are found to be short... View Article

Make a Date with Your Handbook

November 12, 2015

As the chill of autumn tries its best to settle into southwest Ohio, I think about gathering together some good reads for the sit-by-the-fire season. Might I suggest something right at your fingertips? Great reads, relatable to your personal life, impactful on your work life, and reflective of your Christ-centered community. Books that you will come back to... View Article

Review Round #2 Begins

October 18, 2015

Round 2 and counting! Please follow the new graphic in the right margin, indicating where the Assurance Argument is at any point in time. You can track the Argument all the way to lockdown (submission to the Higher Learning Commission) next summer. We’ve just finished Review Round #1 and are currently... View Article

Taking the Bite out of Federal Compliance

September 18, 2015

The Higher Learning Commission requires a lengthy report from us on Federal Compliance. Because of increased oversight of higher education by the United States Department of Education, accrediting agencies are required by them to collect a more robust report on all areas of the University that are governed by Federal... View Article

Hats off to CAPS

August 31, 2015

Over the last few years faculty members working on tenure or non-tenure reviews have been faced with a big question: To Sedona or not to Sedona. I recently passed the 6-year mark of employment at Cedarville, and at every review–2, 4, and 6 years–Sedona was the issue. Never completely clear... View Article