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ERIC Number: EJ933298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Walking the Tightrope: Christian Colleges and Universities in a Time of Change
Henck, Anita Fitzgerald
Christian Higher Education, v10 n3-4 p196-214 2011
Leadership of Christian higher education in the United States is in a period of significant change. Yet, the dual accountability--to higher education accreditation and to faith communities--means that Christian colleges and universities walk a tightrope between these two entities, their expectations, and their values. The challenge for U.S. Christian college and university administrators is to provide exemplary leadership in ways that honor both worlds and their values. This article makes the case for the need to understand the unique organizational culture of the institution, its values, and the varied roles of community participants, while adapting to changing societal needs. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States