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ERIC Number: ED521860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-6662-6
The Incorporation of the Norms Set Forth in "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" into the Administrative Practices at Mid-Atlantic Catholic University--A Case Study
Smolin, Margaret L.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
In an effort to curtail the loss of Catholic identity at universities and colleges, Pope John Paul II issued a papal document in 1990, "Ex Corde Ecclesiae", which addressed this issue. The U.S. Bishops responded by issuing the "Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States" in the year 2000. The purpose for the document is stated in the introduction, "Bishops want to maintain, preserve and guarantee the Catholic identify of Catholic higher education, a responsibility they share in various ways with boards of trustees, university administration, faculty." The purpose of this study was to determine how one university has responded to these documents. Specifically, the researcher focused on mission-centered hiring, attempts to define the identity to constituents, and the infusion of Catholic thought into the living and learning experiences of students. The focus of this study was one Catholic institution in the Northeast United States. This assessment has been accomplished using a case-study approach which included interviews and document analysis. The findings of this study suggest that while the university had many new initiatives in place to strengthen the identity, a lack of mission-centered hiring policies will likely limit and reduce its Catholic identity. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Ex Corde Ecclesiae