Educational Effectiveness

What have we been up to the last couple of years, along with our regular cycle of classes, scholarship, performances and business? We have been involved in one of the most important exercises an institution like ours engages in—reaccreditation. Let me outline what we do, and why we do it. You will see why we […]

Learning to Learn

I recently spent a noon hour with six young Fresno Pacific students and their teacher. The teacher was a staff member, Lisa Alvey, who is not formally a professor, and that was a powerful example of why every FPU employee must be a skillful, dedicated and thoughtful follower of Jesus, whose thoughts, language and behavior […]

We’re working toward it

Two weeks ago in this newsletter I outlined some of the immediate issues facing FPU. Today I’d like to get beyond what we’re working on and take a look at what we’re working toward. Integration of Faith and Learning. The work of a university is scholarship, teaching and learning.  We form a community of scholars […]

On Changing Leaders

Our tagline at Fresno Pacific these days focuses on two large concepts: leaders and transformation. Leadership and change are inseparable. You do not need leadership to stay where you are, remain who you are, keep doing what you are doing and get the same results you have been getting. You need leadership to change. A […]