Grace vs. Grit: Reaching, Teaching and Preparing Today’s Christian Learner
The higher education landscape has changed dramatically over the past 30 years with the number of students enrolled in colleges and universities doubling from 10 to 20 million during this time (Holzer & Baum, 2017). In addition to the change in the student population, there has been a major change in the method of instruction in higher education. Today, one of four students take some or all their courses online (National Center for Education Statistics, 2018). Professors and administrators need to become familiar with how to best aid students and how to best balance providing grace to students while also challenging them to achieve their best and holding them accountable.