About the International Forum
As a CCCU community, we will come together to engage in conversation, to express our unity in Christ, to encourage one another, and to be strengthened for faithful service. Intentional movement forward requires purposeful reflection on the past and collaborative engagement for the future. In lieu of the stand-alone CCCU peer group conferences, in 2018 the CCCU will host the International Forum, which will gather campus leaders– from the president and cabinet members to campus ministry directors, financial aid, alumni relations directors, and others – to come together and share perspectives, collaborate on solutions, build relationships, and be spiritually encouraged.
Our Plenary Speakers
The Forum will feature a dynamic and diverse set of speakers, who will equip us and challenge us as we prepare for the future of Christian higher education.
Senator Tim Scott
Psychologist and Author,
Suffering & the Heart of God
We will have sessions dedicated to 10 themes relevant for Christian higher education:
Faith Integration and Formation
Consider how we can effectively live out Christian higher education's most distinctive commitment: preparing students to pursue biblical truth and to embody a Gospel witness.
Innovating for the Future
Christian higher education must continually adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Share best practices in educational innovation and challenge each other to bold and creative changes.
Faculty Excellence and Scholarship
Consider new ways to equip and empower our institutions' most important asset—the faculty—for excellence in the classroom and to support them in their scholarly pursuits.
Diversity and Inclusion
Amid shifting demographics and escalating racial tensions, explore how our campuses can better reflect God's vision of a church drawn from every nation, tribe, and language.
Be inspired and equipped to enhance your own leadership in the midst of cultural and economic change. Prepare to nurture and equip the next generation of Christian leaders.
The Global View
Christian higher education is expanding across the globe. Understand particular cultural challenges that our 180+ schools face and explore how we can better equip students for a global society.
Navigating a Post-Christian Society
Explore how our institutions can thrive amidst more religious diversity and prepare our students to live out the Gospel in a pluralistic world with hope and confidence.
Legal and Public Policy
Examine current federal, state, and local laws and policies that impact the work of Christian colleges and universities, and learn how our institutions can effectively respond.
Gender and Human Sexuality
Understand and navigate the complex issues of gender and human sexuality confronting our campuses, including sexual violence, the impact of pornography, and caring for LGBTQ students.
Resource Development and Financial Health
Understand the financial realities facing higher education today and explore innovative ways that our schools are meeting challenges and embracing opportunities.