Foundation Sponsored Initiatives (FSIs)

In the earlier years of colleges and universities, the governing boards were largely composed of clergymen.... During the past few decades, the government of higher education has fallen into new hands—those of lawyers and men of business. Neither art, science, literature, housewifery, nor labor have in due proportion been represented on these governing boards . . .

It is most astonishing that it should ever have occurred to anyone that the policies of higher education could properly be directed by men of business.... Business men are enterprisers in the status quo. They are peculiarly sensitive to anything that disturbs the processes whereby they carry on their operations. Hence they have brought an increasing pressure to bear to keep colleges and universities "safe," with the result that the spirit of independent research in all matters affecting economic and political life has been more or less openly discouraged....

It is something of [the] spirit of the philosopher that is needed in our education.... Education of the future will seek for the wisdom that embraces all the manifold details of life in a comprehensive grasp of what life is for. It will cease, in short, to be a mere transmitter of factual and cultural miscellany and be an integrator of all that is valid into a unity of vision and of high desire. — H. A. Overstreet (1875-1970)


Initiative - From the Latin initiatus, meaning to originate some action, a process, or change of state.

F Educational Foundation: Establisher

As the first cornerstone in FACT, the Foundation will highlight the relationship emphasis and the balanced perspective contained in the original Gospel of Jesus. It will extend this essential truth as a Grand Parable (GP) wherever possible and across the Ascension University through a College of Revealed Cosmology (CRC ( This collegial host is to become the home of the GP projects and focus groups while supporting their content and context management mandates. The Foundation will emphasize love as the primary motivational FACTOR within the context of the AEVIA focus on individual advancement. It will form the footings and build the supporting layer of superstructure in establishing, founding, instituting, and ordaining for permanence the Ascension University while also supporting its spiritual, intellectual and practical mission. This entity will also foster certain Foundation Sponsored Initiatives (FSIs) as appropriate.