ERIC Number: ED454762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Institutional Identity, Pressures for Change, and Executive Leadership at U.S. Catholic Colleges and Universities.
Henkin, Alan B.; Dee, Jay R.; Manzo, Louis
This study focused on how U.S. Catholic college and university presidents view the relationship between the Catholic church and Catholic institutions of higher education. The specific focus was on college and university presidents' perceptions of "Ex Corde Ecclesiae," a set of mandates issued by Pope John Paul II in 1990 and approved for implementation in the United States in 2001. One-fourth of the 44 respondents viewed "Ex Corde" as incompatible with academic freedom. One-third of the respondents viewed "Ex Corde" as incompatible with institutional autonomy. Presidents of large institutions were more likely to express concerns about the effects of "Ex Corde" on institutional autonomy and faculty recruitment. Clergy presidents and lay presidents did not differ in their views about the mandates. The survey also reveals concerns regarding the position of Catholic colleges within a competitive student choice market. (Contains 1 figure and 21 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Hilton Head, SC, February 14-17, 2001).