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Changing theological education in a changing world 

The cultural climate is already pushing theological schools to consider how and what they teach in a context where Christianity is no longer the assumed tradition or worldview. Daniel Aleshire, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, thinks that new developments may be on the horizon for theological education. These include:
  • Baccalaureate-level theological education.
  • Programs for the education of "alternatively credentialed clergy."
  • Creative ways to provide on-the-job pastoral education.
  • Programs that focus on lay education.   

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Do alumni read alumni magazineSiouxFallsSeminary.jpgs? 

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has conducted its first national survey of alumni magazine readers. The good news: well over half of survey respondents say that the alumni magazine strengthens their connection to the school.

The bad news? Young alumni find magazines less useful, since they are more likely to go online to get news about their classmates.

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How do you measure credit hours for online classes? 

The U.S. Congress is looking into the question of how credit hours are measured for online higher education. With more and more students funding their higher education through federal financial aid, members of Congress apparently suspect that standards may be slipping.



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Huron University College is conducting an extensive international search for a Principal, to take office in the summer of 2011.

Established in 1863 as the founding college of The University of Western Ontario, Huron is a co-educational institution granting liberal arts and theology degrees. Located in London, Ontario, on a scenic 47-acre campus, the 135 full- and part-time faculty and 1300 students of Huron enjoy small classes, intensive student/faculty interaction, high quality programs, comprehensive student services and excellent sense of community.

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