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ERIC Number: ED076096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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The Role of Professional Religious Leadership in Colleges and Universities.
Harshbarger, Luther H.
In determining the role of professional religious leadership on the college or university campus, it is first necessary to ascertain and accept the theory that there is and ought to be a symbiotic relationship between religion and higher education. The religious professional, then, herein referred to as the campus chaplain, has a responsibility to the entire university community; that having such responsibility he should in informal ways establish such relationships as are desirable with other officers and departments of the university, including student affairs. In particular, his function is: (1) to provide stimulation, leadership, and coordination of extra-curricular activities and efforts pointed toward such general education; (2) to help develop an atmosphere for attitudes, understandings and ideals among administration, faculty and students as will provide optimum conditions for the achievement of its objectives; and (3) to maintain an active liaison between the university and religious institutions. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.