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Why ACSI....?

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by TCGreek, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Sep 12, 2006
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    Why Are Regionally Accredited Schools a part of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)? Do they need that recognition? For example, I found this on Cornerstone University website: http://www.cornerstone.edu/about/

    "Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Michigan State Board of Education and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), National Assoication of Schools of Music (NASM), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)."
  2. Rhetorician

    Rhetorician Active Member
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    Feb 1, 2005
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    Bro. Greek Response

    Hey Brother Greek,

    I hope you are well.

    Having come myself out of the "Bible College" school movement, I might make a couple of observations.

    First, it just may be a holdover from the times before the school was RA (Regional Accreditation). I know that my little Bible college, formerly Mid South BC, was desperate for RA. And it seems, if I remember correctly, that they held on to the "Bible college" accreditation after they won the RA.

    Secondly, many of the Fundamentalists churches and denominations are fearful of the RA designation. It appears to be "too worldly" for them. It may be that Cornerstone wants all their constituents to know that they have not, and will not, move from their heritage and moorings.

    FWIW file.


  3. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Jul 11, 2005
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    I didn't dig around the site much due to time contraints, but it may have to do with their teacher education program. Working with ACSI closely can help to ensure that their teachers have ACSI accreditation at graduation which would be a HUGE plus to those teachers wanting to enter ACSI accredited schools.

    I didn't have teacher licensure when we moved to NC because my undergrad was not not in education. I had to get THAT and ACSI licensure at the same time and it about killed me. ;)

    Just thinking off the top of my head.
    #3 mcdirector, Oct 16, 2007
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