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Canadian and U.S. Governments Take Different Approaches to Internatinal Students
Survey: 4 of 5 Students Face Disruption From Virus
COVID-19 Causes Concern For Fall Enrollment
Canadian Federal Government Announces COVID-19 Aid Package For College Students
CORONAVIRUS AND ABHE DELIVERY SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES MARCH 19. 2020
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Canadian and U.S. Governments Take Different Approaches to Internatinal Students

CANADIAN AND U.S GOVERNMENTS TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
JUNE 1, 2020

"The Canadian government thinks international students should study at Canadian universities rather than in the United States," writes National Foundation for American Policy executive director Stuart Anderson.  "Unfortunately for U.S. universities, so does the Trump administration."  Anderson discusses the stark differences between the Canadian and American governments' approaches to international students, including their respective approaches to policy and willingness to be flexible on their behalf.

Survey: 4 of 5 Students Face Disruption From Virus

SURVEY:  FOUR OF FIVE STUDENTS FACE DISRUPTION FROM THE VIRUS
MAY 12, 2020

Students whose lives were significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic may change their plans to remain or re-enroll in college.  A survey from ReUP Education, a company that helps institutions retain and re-enroll students, found that only one out of five of the 678 students surveyed said they are facing no disruption from the virus.  About 40 percent of those who said they are facing major disruptions are either significantly or modestly less likely to re-enroll in college.

COVID-19 Causes Concern For Fall Enrollment

COVID-19 CAUSES CONCERN FOR FALL ENROLLMENT
APRIL 28, 2020

As the traditional May 1 college decision day approaches, admissions leaders have been expressing concern that a significant number of students who have paid deposits promising to attend certain institutions will opt out against enrolling because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Admissions officers always expect some students who told a college they planned to attend not to enroll.  The phenomenon has a name--"summer melt."  However, the "summer melt" is expected to be much higher for this particular year.

Canadian Federal Government Announces COVID-19 Aid Package For College Students

CANADIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES COVID-19 AID PACKAGE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
APRIL 24, 2020

The Canadian Federal Government has announced a $9 billion aid package for qualifying college students to help them financially weather the storm for the next few months.  The benefit will pay students a minimum of $1,250 per month from May-August.  Students who earn up to $1,000 per month will still be eligible for the benefit and will be able to volunteer in critical service sectors and receive additional funds.

CORONAVIRUS AND ABHE DELIVERY SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES MARCH 19. 2020

CORONAVIRUS AND ABHE DELIVERY SYSTEMS ALTERNATIVES
MARCH 19, 2020

I am pleased that the Commission on Accreditation for the Association for Biblical Higher Education, the organization with whom I relate most closely in my consulting, is working with its member institutions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most member institutions have suspended face-to-face instruction and are switching to online education for the remainder of the semester due to the threat of community spread of coronavirus. While member institutions are normally required to receive approval from the Commission on Accreditation if they offer 50 percent or more of a program via distance education, the COA supports their efforts to pursue a reasonable alternative to maintain the highest possible quality of education for their students during this emergency even if the action temporarily exceeds normal policy provisions.

Coronavirus Impacts International Programs Outside China

CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OUTSIDE CHINA
FEBRUARY 26, 2020

American colleges and universities are making changes in international programs in Italy, South Korea and elsewhere as the coronavirus spreads globally.  Institutions are suspending operations and evacuating students, moving classes online, or warning students not to travel internationally as the global spread of the the new coronavirus begins to impact international programs in countries outside of China, where the virus first originated.

Bachelor's Degrees at Community Colleges

BACHELOR'S DEGREES AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES
JANUARY 20, 2020


More community colleges are offering bachelor's degrees, according to Community College Research Initiatives at the University of Washington.  But how they are being implemented varies across the country.  Twenty-three states now allow public two-year institutions to confer bachelor's degrees, but to varying degrees.  Some states allow all two-year institutions to confer bachelor's degrees, while others allow some but not all, limiting the ability to confer degrees to certain institutions.

Fall Enrollments Still on the Decline

FALL ENROLLMENTS STILL ON THE DECLINE
DECEMBER 19, 2019

Higher education enrollments for the Fall of 2019 declined for the eighth consecutive year, finds the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.  Overall enrollments dropped by 1.3 percent this Fall, more than 231,000 students to 17.9 million students.  This was the case for all kinds of institutions:  public four-years, public two-years, private non-profit four-years, and private for-profit four-years.  Fifteen states, particularly in the South and West, saw enrollment increases.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

"THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD"
November 26, 2019

It is beautifully described as "the greatest story ever told."  It is most concisely expressed in the greatest statement ever made--John 3:16.  No event in human history deserves or requires the use of as many superlatives as the birth of Jesus Christ. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Christmas and giving are inseparable, for God established the pattern when he gave the gift of His one and only son who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin.

Christian Higher Education Month

CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION MONTH
OCTOBER 28, 2019

In 2003, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring October as Christian Higher Education Month.  While 16 years have passed since this resolution was introduced, October still remains an important month as we have the opportunity to recognize hundreds of colleges and universities that are committed to Christ-centered education.  I had the privilege of working with three such institutions in my career, all of which are associated with the Association for Biblical Higher Education and/or the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and continue to develop Christian leaders for the 21st Century who can think, live, and serve effectively in the Church and the world.
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