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ERIC Number: EJ917168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Passing the Torch: Maintaining Faith-Based University Traditions during Transition of Leadership
Ferrari, Joseph R.; Bottom, Todd L.; Gutierrez, Robert E.
Education, v131 n1 p64-72 Fall 2010
Catholic universities face a dramatic shift, as religious orders of priests gradually turn leadership control of the university to lay individuals. This study examined the tactics used to build sustainability of mission and values during leadership transition, from programming to strategic planning, placing emphasis on the role of evaluation research in developing systematic integration of mission and values into the increasingly lay leadership of the university. Survey results from three groups of university leaders (administrators, n = 13, senior faculty, n = 13, and lay Board of Trustees members, n = 13) were compared regarding perceptions of the institution's mission, vision, and values. We also assessed Trustee expectations for the continuance of the university. Implications for higher education and continuance of faith traditions at Catholic universities are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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