We’ve been hard at work making some updates to the Antioch School website! For this update we have focused mainly on improving the homepage of our website. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features.
Rotating Feature Section
Instead of the old single image that we had on the center of our website, we’ve replaced it with a rotating section that will feature some important aspects of the Antioch School site, or bigger news items that we want to bring you up to speed on.
Our news blog (that you’re currently reading) received a major facelift and we’ve listed along the left hand side of this page the ways that you can choose to subscribe and follow our content, including RSS, Facebook, and Twitter.
We also added a display of several of our recent news items to our homepage (see image).
Upcoming Events Calendar
A calendar of upcoming Antioch School activities has also been added to our homepage. Use this list to stay on top of when and where opportunities come up for you or others in your network to take advantage of opportunities to attend training opportunities or connect with us in person in your area. Registration links are provided below all events that require attendees to register in advance.
Many students and faculty have requested that we add a link to the ePortfolio System to our website. Now, on the left hand side menu of all pages you’ll find a button that links you directly to the ePortfolio. We hope that this will provide many of you with more convenient access.
The Antioch School is a sponsor and will have an exhibit during Exponential 2011: On The Verge, a church planting conference in Orlando on April 26-29 in Orlando. You can see us at booth D9 located just inside the door of the Faith Hall Lobby. Look for these banners to find our exhibit.
At Exponential 2011 we are focusing our message around two key ideas:
4 Ways to Equip Everyone in Your Church
These 4 programs form an integrated strategy (or allow you to use parts of your choosing), using BILD materials and Antioch School Degree Programs to help church leaders establish everyone in their faith and train existing and emerging leaders.
If you will be at Exponential 2011, please drop us a line via email. We would love to have you stop by our booth and interact with us about the Antioch School and the programs mentioned above. We are looking forward to the new connections that will be made at Exponential this year and how the Antioch School can play a role in accelerating the church-planting efforts of churches across North America.
If you will not be there, but are interested, follow the Antioch School blog and/or follow Steve Kemp on twitter for reflections during the conference.
The accreditation of the Antioch School was announced in an ad on page 63 of the August 2010 issue of Christianity Today.
We were granted accreditation on June 4. This means that we are the first truly church-based and competency-based institution to receive accreditation by an agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
Benefits of Accreditation:
Third party assurance of the quality of the Antioch School. Although we are unique in many ways, we have been recognized for the quality of our programs and integrity of our operations.
Transfer credit and recognition of degrees by other academic institutions has been streamlined. Every school can decide for itself how it wants to recognize credit and degrees of other institutions. However, most rely on a book called Directory of Higher Education Institutions published by CHEA. The Antioch School will be listed in the next edition this fall.
The Antioch School is the first truly church-based and competency-based academic institution to receive accreditation by an agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). We are very proud of this accomplishment because DETC does not grant accreditation quickly or easily. Our process took several years that included extensive Self-Evaluation Reports, a thorough Curriculum Review, an intense Site Visit by a six-member team, and specific Progress Reports.
Accreditation means that the quality of the Antioch School’s degree programs has been affirmed by a rigorous peer review process of a respected, independent agency. The Antioch School will be listed in the next edition of the Directory of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions published by CHEA. This will greatly facilitate transfer of credit and acceptance of prerequisite degrees by other academic institutions.
However, DETC accreditation is just the most recent form of affirmation of the quality of Antioch School programs. We have already been endorsed by leaders of churches, church planting movements, and church networks, as well as other high profile ministry leaders.
Please rejoice with us in the news of this great achievement.