First, Fischman and Gardner is fantastic. It was exactly the kind of higher ed book I've been looking for. Second, your comments about faculty disillusionment are spot on. Even if one remains employed, the drain of constant cuts and program shifts is demoralizing. Third, if Christian Universities are only going to focus on transactional programs with chapel thrown in, it won't take long for the market to recognize that U of Minnesota offers those same programs for less money. As Nones increase, the religious component becomes an expensive add-on. I'm finding it very difficult to advise young PhDs to consider Christian Higher Ed, even if they loved their undergrad Christian University experience.

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