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Student debt and finances: 
Resources and key takeaways

Addressing student debt in theological educationDid you know that students who attend seminary for free can still borrow $20,500 per year?

Or that between 2007 and 2010, for every $1 increase in credit supply, tuition rose by 63 cents? 

We've compiled a variety of resources on student debt to help you address this important issue.



Changing demographics
at Catholic seminaries


Changing demographics at Catholic seminariesSince the '70s, the number of priests in the United States and Canada has dramatically decreased, while the number of Catholics has grown.

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate reports that in 1965, 549 U.S. parishes did not have a resident priest pastor. By 2010, that number had increased to 3,496. Nevertheless, a recent story from NPR highlights some good news for U.S. Catholics.



Online course design: 
Why it should matter to you

Online course design-Why it should matter to youOnline course design is probably not something that most board members or administrators consider, and yet it is the topic of the In Trust Center’s next webinar.  

What does online course design have to do with the governance and leadership of theological schools? Quite a bit actually, and it boils down to one thing: mission.



Selling the seminary --
Statistics and all

Selling the seminaryAs seminary leaders engage with donors, many find a reluctance about investing in theological education. 

Potential donors are aware of the troubling issues facing theological education. As such, it is important to engage those issues directly, and explain how your school is addressing them.



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In Trust Webinar:
Online course design

December 1, 2015
1:00 p.m. EST (60 min.)

Upcoming webinar -- online course design
Is your school looking to offer more and better online learning flexibility to your students?

Join presenter Roxanne Russell, Director of Online Learning, Candler School of Theology, Emory University as she shares design strategies and lessons learned after the first year launch of Candler's online Doctor of Ministry program.

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