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Cunningham, Debra Jayne – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Using a constructivist grounded theory approach (Charmaz, 2006), this qualitative study examined how eight female senior-level professionals employed at faith-based colleges and universities processed and navigated the experience of involuntary job loss and successfully transitioned to another position. The theoretical framework of psychological…
Descriptors: Females, Church Related Colleges, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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Spesia, David D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
The Catholic Church calls school principals to serve not only as educational leaders and ecclesial ministers, but also as agents of the New Evangelization. Given the Church's ongoing call for a New Evangelization, it is essential to establish how the principals themselves perceive this missionary mandate; it is also important to explore what…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Administrator Role, Mixed Methods Research
Barkley, Heather R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The limited research on adult learners and spiritual formation has created a knowledge gap regarding whether bachelor's degree-completion students value the faith aspects of their education at Christian colleges. As this population grows, so does the need to better understand if the spiritual components of adult programs are having an impact and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Transformative Learning
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Dumangane, Constantino, Jr. – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
It is uncontested that British African Caribbean men are minimally represented in elite UK higher education institutions. Even as data demonstrates that African Caribbean males are more likely to study further education than White males and that the proportion of UK-domiciled Black students pursuing higher education has increased since the 2003/04…
Descriptors: Blacks, Males, Racial Differences, Academic Aspiration
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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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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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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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
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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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2017
A survey and interviews completed by peer ministers at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States from October 2012 to February 2013 reveal that the interviewed student ministers are engaging peers in interreligious dialogue. The research corroborates the premise that the promotion of interreligious relationships is important to this…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Peer Groups, Clergy
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McCunney, Dennis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This ethnographic case study describes how civically engaged students understand their commitment to social change. Literature on civic engagement and service-learning abounds, yet gaps remain in understanding how students understand and act on campus mission and culture with respect to civic engagement. Using the frameworks of transformative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Transformative Learning, Citizen Participation
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Coleman, Lucinda – Research in Dance Education, 2011
For dance educators engaged in teaching choreography in Christian tertiary institutes, encouraging students to develop foundational compositional skills whilst exploring personal expression of the Christian faith is undoubtedly a challenging objective. In 2005, a Christian tertiary education provider in South Australia enrolled six female dance…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Writing Skills
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Lee, Jean S.; Blackwell, Sue; Drake, Jennifer; Moran, Kathryn A. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2014
This study examines two aspects of teaching with a project-based learning (PBL) model in higher education settings: faculty definitions of PBL and faculty PBL practices, as evidenced by their self-described successes and challenges in implementation. Faculty participants took "a leap of faith" in their teaching practices to redefine what…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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