ERIC Number: ED412785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges, 1997-1998.
Sweeney, Christine, Ed.
This guide lists 134 colleges and universities selected as exemplars of character-building institutions. Its goal is to provide counselors, parents, and students with helpful information on the various programs that have been established to develop moral virtue and character. All 4-year accredited colleges and universities were given the opportunity to prepare a 600-word essay detailing character-building activities and programs; of the 400 replies, 134 institutions were chosen for this guide. Selection criteria included the following: The institution inspires students to develop and strengthen their moral reasoning skills; encourages spiritual growth and moral values; provides community-building experiences; advocates a drug-free lifestyle; and conducts critical assessments of character-building programs and activities. Institutional listings include information on enrollment, tuition, and contact addresses. Included in the institutional description are the specific activities under each criterion that qualified the institution for inclusion. Appended is an index of programs, by criteria, and by institution. (JLS)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Programs, College Students, Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Moral Development, Moral Values, Social Values, Universities, Values Clarification, Values Education
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: John Templeton Foundation, Radnor, PA.