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Board of Directors but Unaccredited

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by larryjf, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. larryjf

    larryjf New Member

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    If a solely religious school determined to remain unaccredited, but its Board was made up of some reputable folks (eg: John Piper), would that outweigh its being unaccredited in your view?
     
  2. StefanM

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    Personally? No. I'd want an accredited degree.
     
  3. Martin

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    ==No, because the degrees from that school would still not enjoy wide acceptance.
     
  4. TomVols

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    Perhaps. It would depend on the rigor of the coursework and the reputation of the directors and their level of involvement and expertise.
     
  5. StefanM

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    It might make me think more highly of the school vis-a-vis other unaccredited schools.
     
  6. TCGreek

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    Quite agree that reputable board members are not automatically the equivalent of accreditation. But for someone like Piper to be on that board says a lot about that institution, for I doubt he would have attached his name to such if it weren't credible. Remember, unaccreditation doesn't always mean not credible (BJU in the day).
     
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    If a school has a good faculty and has accreditation as a goal, I would consider it, especially if it was a school within the realm of my associations. Otherwise, how could anyone ever start a new school?
     
  8. TomVols

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    Do you have one in mind?
     
  9. larryjf

    larryjf New Member

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    For now this is just a hypothetical question.
     
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    I have a suggestion! How about Baptist Board accredit Bible Colleges:thumbs:
     
  11. John of Japan

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    The faculty would mean a lot more to me than the board. In days past in many cultures education meant who you studied under more than it meant where you studied. Remember Paul? "I studied at the feet of Gamaliel."
     
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