ERIC Number: ED207387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies in Higher Education Ministries.
Evans, Robert A.; And Others
A look at the case method of studying higher education ministries begins with an essay on the use of the method and is followed by three case studies. In the introductory essay, Robert A. Evans discusses the advantages of the method: that it represents slices of real life and not imagined illustrations of issues, that it can focus on specific issues that require examination, and that it can facilitate progress toward three goals of instruction: wisdom, maturity, and discernment. Hints for teaching and learning the case are given including the instructor role, preparation for discussion, and teaching tools. The first case study presented, by Douglas H. Gregg, examines the campus ministry's role in helping a new and controversial faculty member deal with a difficult academic issue. The second case study, described by Alice Frazer Evans, looks at the role of a woman pastor in dealing with the problems of Iranian students on the campus shortly after the 1979 taking of American hostages in Iran. The final case study, also by Alice Frazer Evans, focuses on the issue of student desire for opportunities for worship at a state college. In each case study, ideas are presented for the uses of the case and areas for possible discussion. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Clergy, Conflict Resolution, Faculty College Relationship, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Religion, Student College Relationship
National Institute for Campus Ministries, 885 Centre St., Newton Centre, MA 02159.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Campus Ministries, Lafayette, IN.