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ERIC Number: EJ1013820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
The Distinctive Vocation of Business Education in Catholic Universities
Goodpaster, Kenneth E.; Maines, T. Dean
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v31 n2 p193-212 Sum 2012
Catholic business schools need a process to shape their operations intentionally in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Recent developments in Catholic health care suggest a model they might follow. This model uses a method known as the "Self-Assessment and Improvement Process" (SAIP), which helps leaders deploy moral principles within organizations. The SAIP method builds on lessons drawn from total quality management to extend a longstanding moral discipline--the examination of conscience--from the realm of the "individual" to that of an "institution." This article outlines an SAIP-based assessment process for Catholic business schools. The process identifies salient intersections between key leadership tasks and Catholic social principles, and enables leaders in Catholic business education to examine how well these principles have been integrated within their school's operating policies and processes. The assessment helps Catholic business schools grow into their vocation over time and promotes greater accountability for this development. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, 5 exhibits, and 25 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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