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Durbin, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the inception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill in 2009, college and universities are seeing more veteran students attending college to earn their degree. The problem was that college and universities have seen a larger number of veteran students attend their institute of higher learning, so services needed to be in place for the veteran students and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Veterans Education, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Taylor, Deborah L.; Van Zandt, Cassandra; Menjares, Pete C. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
The past decade has evidenced significant dialogue on faith-based campuses about the persistent gap between the increasing ethnic diversity of the student population and that of the faculty. While campus administrators and leaders acknowledge the need to address this concern through faculty development, there is a disturbing lack of successful…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Ethnic Diversity, Training Methods, Teaching Models
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
In his first book, "Acts of Faith," Eboo Patel describes his early encounters with interfaith events in the late 1990s. He was not impressed. "They were excruciatingly boring," he writes. Why so much talk and so little action, his restless, twenty-something self had wondered. "And where were the young people?" Fast forward a dozen years. Now 37,…
Descriptors: Religion, Intergroup Relations, National Organizations, Religious Education
Astudillo, Neddy H. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The environmental crisis challenges us to look at our relationships with the rest of the world, human, animal, vegetable, and mineral. That the resources of our faith could apparently not foresee or prevent the environmental crisis leads many to suspect that this faith is complicit with the crisis, and it prompts us to reexamine our theologies to…
Descriptors: Churches, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Christianity
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In a nation founded with religious freedom as a central tenet, understanding the roots of one's own faith and discussing it in a non-defensive or unoffensive way can be trying for many. Yet, it is the goal of an emerging interfaith cooperation movement around academia, one that draws upon and expands the ideals and energy of past college…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Religious Cultural Groups, Collegiality, Intercollegiate Cooperation
Bailey, Kristin Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As Christian faith-based institutions of higher education strive to uphold Christian values, there is a need to be intentional in identifying and developing future leaders. This study was viewed through the lens that women are underrepresented in senior-level positions in Christian institutions, they have unique leadership attributes to offer, and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges
Moore, Laura A.; Bridgeland, John M.; DiIulio, John J., Jr. – Civic Enterprises, 2010
A degree beyond high school has become an essential element of opportunity in America and is a proven pathway out of poverty. However, the majority of our nation's young people, especially low-income Americans, are finding it difficult to complete this pathway to success. Every day, there are faith communities throughout the country that are…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Church Role, Guidance
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Schuttloffel, Merylann J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2013
There is a clear understanding that leaders of faith-based educational institutions shape the school community's culture in ways that assist in faith formation. This implicit and explicit focus on faith formation and an alignment with the broader mission of the Catholic Church is foundational to contemplative leadership (Schuttloffel, 1999, 2008).…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Institutional Mission, Administrator Characteristics
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Tangenberg, Katy – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Integrating prior research focused on gender climate and expectations in Christian higher education, this article describes mentoring models and strategies sensitive to dual family and career goals frequently expressed by female students. Discussion includes a review of literature relevant to women's mentoring on Christian campuses, exploration of…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Issues, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Best, Neil A.; Jun, Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Victims and survivors of sexual violence are sometimes blamed for the assault because of irrelevant factors such as how much they had to drink or what they wore. Research has indicated that conservative religious beliefs increase the prevalence of victim blaming. In order to see if this pattern extended to college administrators, we used a…
Descriptors: Victims, Rape, Trauma, Fatigue (Biology)
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Shammas, Diane – Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 2017
Using a mixed methods approach, the researcher gathered a set of narrative responses from focus groups that supported the claim of underreporting campus discrimination on a survey. Multiple studies have shown that underrepresented minority students are likely to bond with same-ethnic peers in a racially tense campus climate. This mixed method is a…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Muslims, Community Colleges
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Houston, Don; Hood, Cassandra – Quality in Higher Education, 2017
Conceptually, practically and rhetorically teaching is at the core of quality in higher education. University teaching preparation programmes (TPPs) are regularly advocated to foster enhancement of teaching but there remains limited evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness or impact as a quality improvement mechanism. Support for such…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Transfer of Training, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Franchi, Leonardo; Rymarz, Richard – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2017
The much documented sociological and cultural developments which offered significant challenges to Catholic education in recent decades have played no small part in changing the composition of the Catholic teaching force. A weakening of religious practices and an increase in more personalised understandings of spirituality are now especially…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Teacher Education, Religious Education
Epperly, Anna C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative, collective case study documented the development of the self-efficacy beliefs of special education preservice candidates during one semester of a course-embedded field experience in a small, private, faith-based university in the Midwest. Interviews of candidates regarding critical incidents in field experiences as documented by…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers
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