13 December, 2009

Practical Models

In some of the following posts, I plan to outline the various practical models for implementing confessional Lutheran liberal higher education in North America in the 21st century. Along with those outlines, I hope to consider the pitfalls and promises of each. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) Reform of one or several existing institutions
(2) Establishment, within or connected to one or several of the existing institutions, of a separate unit, department, or school
(3) The St. Catharine's/Brock University model
(4) Establishment, with other groups of other denominationally orthodox Christians, of a university comprised of colleges sponsored and run each according to its own confession
(5) Establishment of a self-standing, independent institution that adopts either:
(a) a classical American liberal arts college curriculum (departmental structure with distributive core) or
(b) a lock-step curriculum

For each, I plan to consider feasibility in financing, personnel, curriculum, facilities, and other such things. Stay posted.

Other good ideas are always welcomed, and better and best ideas encouraged!

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