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ERIC Number: EJ947787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
A Catholic University's Obligations to Its Communities: Community Engagement at Australian Catholic University in the Spirit of the Founding Religious Congregations
Carpenter, Peter G.; McMullen, Gabrielle L.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v28 n2 p187-212 Sum 2009
Catholic universities have a particular role to play in social development and cultural progress. Through their encounter with the Gospel, they have the opportunity to provide transformational experiences for students, faculty, and staff. One powerful means of such development and progress is to promote the engagement of students and staff with local communities. This article focuses on the transformative nature of community engagement at Australian Catholic University and describes how the university finds the inspiration for such engagement in the charisms of its founding religious congregations.
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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: Australia