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White, Bobbie Ann Adair; Pearson, Kerri; Bledsoe, Christie; Hendricks, Randy – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Transformational leadership is well documented in organizational and business literature. Classroom and faith-based applications are more recent phenomena. The authors of this mixed-methods study explored professor behaviors and characteristics perceived as transformational in students' faith and focused on transformational leadership in the…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty
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Lewing, James Morgan – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Service-learning is an educational strategy that aligns with the mission of Christian higher education, yet requires the support of multiple constituencies in order to become institutionalized and fully sustained. Faculty members are central to the implementation of service-learning, and they are influential in the institutionalization process.…
Descriptors: Christianity, College Faculty, Service Learning, Institutional Mission
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Haarsma, Deborah; Greuel, Brian; Lewis, Raymond – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The perceived conflict between science and Christianity continues to be a strong and prevalent narrative, both inside and outside the church. As three long-time science professors in Christian higher education, we have seen firsthand how this conflict orientation threatens both Christian faith and science education. National surveys confirm that…
Descriptors: Sciences, Christianity, Religious Factors, Science Teachers
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Kaul, Corina R.; Hardin, Kimberly A.; Beaujean, A. Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Concern regarding the secularization of Christian higher education has prompted researchers to investigate the extent that faith and learning is integrated at a faculty level and what factors might predict faculty integration (Lyon, Beaty, Parker, & Mencken, 2005). This research attempted to replicate Lyon et al.'s (2005) logistic regression…
Descriptors: Prediction, College Faculty, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Cliburn Allen, Cara; Alleman, Nathan F. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The scholarship regarding faith integration practice has largely focused on faculty work; however, the field faces a paucity of data-supported approaches to understanding faith integration in the work lives of administrators. In this qualitative study, we developed a conceptual model that employs the concept of praxis to analyze the process by…
Descriptors: Christianity, Student Personnel Workers, Qualitative Research, Religious Factors
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Weeks, Matthew; Winningham, Katie James; Winningham, Brandon – Christian Higher Education, 2017
In this study, we investigated Benson, Donahue, and Erikson's (1993) concept of faith maturity as expressed by institutions of higher education (IHE) claiming religious affiliation. We examined the institutional mission statements of 87 schools affiliated with six Protestant denominations in search of evidence of their intention to develop the…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Correlation
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Kaak, Paul – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The following article lays out the rationale and vision for a new section of "Christian Higher Education" focused on academic faith integration. The section editor provides a brief history of this central aspect of Christian higher education, including some of the opportunities, challenges, and critiques expressed within the scholarly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Spiritual Development, Christianity, Educational Opportunities
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Tolbert, Dawn – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Modern higher education includes student-consumers who shop for educational opportunities and institutions that actively market themselves. This study examined the marketing of faith-based institutions to determine how faith-related missions are reflected in the printed recruitment materials, Web sites, and admissions portals of the 112 member…
Descriptors: Marketing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Christianity
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Ash, Allison N.; Clark, Karen; Jun, Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of White administrators in Christian higher education within the United States who were active in antiracism advocacy. A team of researchers employed narrative inquiry borrowing from grounded theory approaches and interviewed eight administrators from four member institutions of…
Descriptors: Whites, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Administrator Attitudes
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McCoy, Bradley K. – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Integrating faith with academics possesses significant benefits for students, because it connects major disciplines to students' personal values and goals, prepares students to be effective and faithful professionals in their discipline and vocation, and develops students' understanding of the nature of their discipline. However, to…
Descriptors: Physics, Case Studies, Science Curriculum, Religion
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Starcher, Keith O. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
As the for-profit business model and a reliance on adjunct faculty continues to grow among faith-based institutions, little research exists on the differences in the characteristics of part-time online faculty in for-profit versus nonprofit environments that could provide guidance to administrators. This study utilized a descriptive,…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Part Time Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Tveit, Bodil; Karvinen, Ikali; Damsma-Bakker, Alica; Ylönen, Merja; Oosterhoff-Zielman, Marjanne; Fanuelsen, Olav; van Leeuwen, Réné – Christian Higher Education, 2015
The role of faith-based nursing education is contested in today's Northern European societies, which are often described as postmodern, pluralist, or secular. Although faith-based institutions played pioneering roles in the early development of nursing education, many today downplay their religious roots and have transformed themselves into modern…
Descriptors: Christianity, Nursing Education, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Cosgrove, Preston B. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Given the volatile nature of American higher education, the need for institutions to promote a distinct purpose has become critical. For Protestant colleges and universities, the historical answer to questions of identity has traditionally been the "integration of faith and learning." Scholars have focused on this concept since its…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Religious Education, Taxonomy, Educational Theories
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Derrico, Cindy M.; Tharp, Jennifer L.; Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Research on the contribution of psychosocial factors to holistic student success in the context of the distinctive mission of Christian colleges and universities remains limited despite increased attention given to such factors in broader studies of student success. In recent years, the study of thriving has added to the measurement of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Students, Student Experience
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Powell, Elizabeth Sinclair; Tisdale, Theresa; Willingham, Michele; Bustrum, Joy; Allan, Claire – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This qualitative study involved conducting semistructured interviews with 12 students attending a Christian liberal arts college. The study sought to identify how students' Christian faith changes over the course of time they are attending college. The factors identified as potentially influencing changes in faith within students attending a…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Church Related Colleges, Liberal Arts, Gender Differences
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