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Gyamfi, Gerald Dapaah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Perception of discrimination on religious grounds against minority students at faith-based universities pertaining to leadership of the universities may negatively affect the learning outcome of the students, shape their social relationships with the members of the university community, and create a negatively charged environment. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Social Bias, Educational Discrimination
Walters, James R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The present study sought to investigate the impact of a first-year, faith-based leadership learning community in a Catholic, urban and northeastern institution of higher education. The research assessed the impact of the organizational model of appreciative advising, utilized as the framework for the curriculum of this first-year program. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Urban Schools, College Freshmen
Foote, Laura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
What happens when students go to college? An important outcome of college attendance is student cognitive development. Part of that developmental process is learning how to address contrasting values, beliefs, knowledge structures, and worldviews critically. This study addressed the relationship between cognitive and Christian-faith development in…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Cognitive Development, College Students
Jones, Don Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many faith-based liberal arts institutions are tuition-dependent and are forced to compete with both public institutions as well as private for-profit colleges and universities to maintain student enrollment levels. Some faith-based institutions have adopted strategic enrollment management policies and procedures that emulate the best practices…
Descriptors: Governance, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Enrollment Management
Epting, James B., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current study described and analyzed the perspectives of traditional-aged college student-athletes who participated in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football regarding the impact the sport had on Christian faith development. The study entailed a qualitative research method approach using in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Team Sports, Christianity
Castleman, Carson D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The intersection of faith and learning within Christian colleges and universities is critical to the overall mission and ethos of these higher education institutions, as these concepts form their foundation. This study examines student perceptions of faith integration in online classrooms verses onsite classrooms. The students' experiences…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Higher Education
Reeves, Lisa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There are a limited number of African American women in senior executive-level leadership positions within four-year predominantly White institutions of higher education. According to the 2016 IPEDS, there are an increasing number of Black females who are enrolling and graduating from colleges and universities with higher education credentials.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Women Administrators, Higher Education
Kidd, Anastasia E. B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Seminarians' existential crises of faith are often-experienced but little-studied. Through surveys of Millennial MDiv students (n = 30) and seminary Student Affairs and Student Services Professionals (SASSPs) (n = 44), this study suggests crises of faith are fundamental to MDiv students' spiritual formation, mirroring the pattern of Mezirow's…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Religious Factors, College Students, Spiritual Development
Petersen, Brent Russell – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Considerable attention by scholars for the last two decades has focused on issues of spirituality and higher education. Literature in the field of college student affairs suggest that, in order promote the development of the whole student, practitioners in the field should consider adopting theories of faith and spiritual development. This study…
Descriptors: College Students, Transformative Learning, Spiritual Development, Comparative Analysis
Carbajal, Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Practices of spirituality, particularly amongst faculty who teach at faith-based institutions of higher education, are underexplored in the current body of literature. This qualitative study uses an interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach to examine faculty members' attitudes about the role of spirituality in higher education and the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Qualitative Research
Maclin, ShaRhonda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this exploratory, quantitative study is to evaluate the diversity preparedness of teacher education graduates from private, faith-based colleges. More specifically, the study identifies how teacher education graduates perceive their preparation to work with diversity issues in the classroom. Participants shared their perceptions of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Diversity, Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges
Ranaivoarivelo, Volatiana Carolle – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Among the many issues facing today's higher education, the change in student demographic posits significant challenges to effectively managing higher education. Enrollment statistics predict that minorities will fill up to 48% of the student population by 2050 (Enyeart Smith, Wessel and Polacek, 2017). Because universities play a primary role as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Student Characteristics, Minority Group Students
Parker, Catherine L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The Churches of Christ, a body of Christian believers descending from the nineteenth century American Restoration Movement, have a well-documented history of establishing and supporting liberal arts colleges and universities. This study of theatre programs at three of these institutions--Lipscomb University, Pepperdine University, and York…
Descriptors: Churches, Theater Arts, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
Shaw, Learty Letroy – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Leaders at faith-based institutions struggle to provide equitable attention to academics, religious heritage, and the secular mission of the institution; as a result, leaders find themselves mitigating conflict that arises from this imbalance (Brackney, 2004; Ecklund, Park, & Veliz, 2008; Witek, 2009). The purposes of this study were: (a) to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Politics, Religion
Brue, Jill Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined through qualitative methods how advanced master's-level counseling students conceptualized Christian professional counselor identity. This study also explored what experiences contributed to the understanding of integration of faith and practice. Participants from three different evangelical Christian counseling programs…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Christianity, Counselor Training, Self Concept
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