The definition of “branch campus” has evolved to meet the needs of modern communities. An Evangelical Church which adopts National Bible College’s published Doctrinal Statement may qualify to become a branch campus. To learn more about qualifying as a branch campus please contact National Bible College today.
Qualifying a new branch campus does not require a traditional campus or traditional church structure. The branch campus faculty are responsible for the decision where to offer courses. A substantial share of branch campus tuition is returned to the branch campus in the form of contractual revenue paid for branch campus services.
To serve as a member of branch faculty a seminary degree is encouraged. However, a person who has earned a degree from an accredited college plus ministry experience is generally qualified to teach courses for a National Bible College branch campus. National Bible College provides the course syllabus, lecture and study notes, resource materials, and course exams. From location to location, branch campus faculty offer identical course material. Courses vary only by individual style provided by each individual course instructor.
There are advantages of becoming a branch campus in order to provide course instructors huge satisfaction teaching courses and teaching students biblical content important to the instructor. Another advantage is the compensation package paid to branch campus instructors, constituting a large percentage of the total revenue paid to the branch campus.
The main office of National Bible College offers a great deal of administrative services to assist each branch campus. The Main Office coordinates all courses, retains and maintains all student records, issues all student grades and college course credits, and the Main Office generally handles the bulk of administrative tasks. National Bible College establishes standards by issuing lecture notes, providing teacher prep material (including audio tapes), providing study questions for students, and issuing exams and exam answer keys.
National Bible College structures each course and provides the syllabus to guide and maintain that course structure. Generally speaking, National Bible College Main Office does not intrude into a branch campus classroom and focuses on providing support materials.