Comment on LSU, Pacific Union Conference and North American Division Sued by Adventist kid.
Holly Pham: Shouldnâ€™t the church members hear what the matter is all about and decide for themselves whether these men deserve to fired or kept at La Sierra?
Nope, because its an academic matter, and church members have nothing to do with it.
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Yes, Southwestern sure is wonderful with their Earth History Research Center, aren’t they?
Isn’t it wonderful that among the ranks of the staff of the Center (which is composed overwhelmingly of retired individuals) there are Faculty from numerous institutions? Like say, <a href="http://origins.swau.edu/who/menzmer/default.html"Dr. Menzmer from Pacific Union College?
Go through and look at the staff of the center, more specifically, click through to their “Full C.V.s”. It will quickly become apparent that only a very small number of them are actually staff of SWAU.
Holly Pham: Does anyone know of any documented examples of a Christian College that has actually been de-certified because they defended their Christian beliefs by firing someone?
Does anyone have any documented examples where WASC (or any other regional accreditation body for that matter) failed to follow through on requests they have made to institutions?
WASC Reviews LSU’s Accreditation
Let’s remember that La Sierra is first, and foremost, an accredited university. The church chose to take this route. As such, the standards that are expected of accredited schools are the primary standards the school should seek to uphold.
Only after the standards expected of Universities are met, do any church standards come into play, and then only to complement those. The same goes for every other church-owned accredited school in the United States, Adventist or not.
As such, the teachers at any of our schools are first employees of an accredited school of higher knowledge, where it is their duty and obligation to pursue knowledge, wherever it may lead, whether or not it is popular in the school’s constituency.
If you don’t like this, feel free to advocate that Adventist schools refuse regional accreditation. But if you’re going to do that, feel free to go ahead and argue that they be shut down, since students are not interested in going to non-accredited institutions.
Faithful Disciple: Erv, everyone here can see you clearly for who you are, an angry progressive old man who hates SDA beliefs does everything in your power to tear them down.
Wrong. That may be your (unchristian) way of looking at him. Some of us see an intellectual giant in comparison to the others on this site (with the exception of Brantley and Jeff Kent).
Faith: In my opinion, WASC is intruding where it doesnâ€™t belong. Autonomy is a ridiculous requirement.
Fortunately, Faith doesn’t set the standards that WASC goes by.