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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
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
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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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Engel, Max T.; Dickel, C. Timothy – Religious Education, 2018
Undergraduate, entry-level theology instruction at Catholic universities is expected to meet a wide range of learning outcomes. This article asserts that courses can and should be designed for learning outcomes not only in the cognitive domain, but in the affective domain as well, which in turn may impact personal choices and faith practices of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Christianity
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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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Grace, Emily; Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article is a small empirical study based on two assignments, both involving reading and writing, in two physics courses at a Christian college. Students read theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and produced research papers. By performing interdisciplinary intellectual work, students considered the compatibility of science and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Science, Science Instruction
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Smith, Dan – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The central proposition of this article is that Manitoba's faith-based higher education institutions have become more accepted by, and more closely integrated into, the mainstream post-secondary system in the province. Drawing on theoretical work explaining change in higher education systems, the article examines legislative and policy actions by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Yacapsin, M. S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2014
The purpose of this investigation was to gain a better understanding of the expectations graduate students hold regarding the amount of and types of faith-related activities utilized in online coursework. Two groups of participants surveyed were enrolled at two different, faith-based institutions in Pennsylvania, United States; one a Catholic…
Descriptors: Preferences, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Spiritual Development
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Kozlowski, Christine; Ferrari, Joseph R.; Odahl, Charlynn – Education, 2014
The current study compared perceptions by college students (n = 304; M age=19.75 years old) enrolled at an urban and diverse Roman Catholic university on self-report measures of faith/belief structures, social justice, and community service attitudes. Survey results indicated that both horizontal and vertical faith maturity perceptions…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
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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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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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Glanzer, Perry L. – Religious Education, 2013
Since 2008 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched investigations into five Canadian faith-based universities to determine if they violate CAUT's particular understanding of academic freedom. The source of the violation concerns the universities' faith-based hiring requirements, which CAUT maintains violates the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Teacher Selection, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Daniels, Jessica Rose; Gustafson, Jacqueline N. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
Rooted in historical foundations and demonstrated by continued government financial support, one purpose of higher education is to contribute to the "public good," or support and further social causes and human flourishing. This notion has received renewed attention in both the literature as well as in professional practice. Given the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, Role of Education, Social Problems
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
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