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ERIC Number: EJ818032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Institutional Mission: The Soul of Christian Higher Education
Woodrow, James
Christian Higher Education, v5 n4 p313-327 Dec 2006
Institutions and individuals function best with a sense of purpose--a reason for existence. When designed and communicated effectively, the mission statement has the power to transform people's values, motivations, and actions into a positive outcome. To investigate the role of institutional mission in Christian higher education, a review of the literature resulted in the identification of nine essential components of effective mission statements. Using the World Wide Web, a content analysis was then conducted of the 105 member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) to assess the incorporation of these components into their own mission statements. The analysis resulted in a variety of research findings and observations relevant to the Christian higher education community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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