ERIC Number: ED390326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-12
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Values Assessment: How a Liberal Arts College Distinguished Its Core Values from the National Norm.
This paper provides the results of a survey of 65 students at Cardinal Stritch College (Wisconsin), a Catholic liberal arts college, in regard to religious and moral values, and compares the results to data from a national survey of over 5,000 students at 68 Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) institutions. It also discusses efforts to measure the college's success in achieving its moral and religious goals. The survey found that Cardinal Stritch students, on average, agreed more forcefully than ACCU students overall that peacemaking is a requirement of faith, that their institution contributed to their knowledge of the Bible, that their institution contributed to their Catholic knowledge, and that they spent time in prayer and meditation. It also found that Cardinal Stritch students, on average, differed from ACCU students overall in feeling that individuals can do little to cause change and in reporting on required community or public service in their undergraduate program. Five appendixes present the results in tabular and statistical form, and include copies of the questions used in the ACCU survey. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Cardinal Stritch College WI
Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the Association for Institutional Research of the Upper Midwest/Mid-America Association for Institutional Research (West Des Moines, IA, 1995).