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Shea, Susan – CURRENTS, 2011
How important is the faith associated with an educational institution in raising funds? Do development professionals at faith-based institutions use strategies different from their secular school colleagues? Are there particular challenges to raising money from donors who may already have philanthropic ties to churches or synagogues? Fundraisers…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Fund Raising, Institutional Advancement, Role of Religion
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Williams, Savannah; Drexler-Dreis, Joseph – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
When upper-level theology courses are taught within a general education program at colleges and universities, instructors are often challenged to invite students, some of whom are committed neither to the discipline of theology nor to Christian faith, into a style of critical reflection that largely depends on both of these commitments. In a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theological Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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
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Stoppa, Tara M. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
This article explores civic development and its roles in the lives of emerging adults, and the ways in which college contexts--particularly Christian colleges and universities--may foster adaptive civic development. First, the article presents an argument for the importance of fostering civic development as rooted in historic truths of the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Young Adults, Higher Education, Citizen Participation
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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
Walker, Susana M. K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
U.S. college institutions enroll international students from all over the world, and the difficulties and challenges international students face while studying abroad are issues that no one can escape. This study explored the experiences of international students at a faith-based university in Southern California with a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Church Related Colleges, Student Adjustment, Barriers
Attebery, Esther – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine attitudes toward workplace fun and overall job satisfaction of baby boomer, Generation X, and millennial staff employees at a Christian university in California, and determine if there is a predictive relationship between them. Conceptual Framework: The framework was developed from…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Age Groups, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Miller-Perrin, Cindy; Thompson, Don – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Living and learning in another country, primary conditions of the study abroad experience, are commonly associated with two fundamental outcomes. The first outcome is an increase in "external" connections, manifested through an increased ability to converse in another language and an increased understanding and sensitivity to another…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Learning Experience, Study Abroad
Bolster, Jeffrey Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Research indicates that the term mentor in the context of higher education currently has multiple definitions and is used to describe a variety of programs, efforts, and formal as well as informal activities. In recent years, interdisciplinary perspectives on traditional undergraduate students have been converging around the idea that the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges
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Heft, James L. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2012
The organizers of the conference on Renewing Mission and Identity in Business Education invited me to offer a description of the efforts made at the University of Dayton to institutionalize its Catholic identity. Until 2006, when I left Dayton to begin leading full-time the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Institutional Mission, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
Moore, Angelica – ProQuest LLC, 2013
First generation college students are accessing colleges and universities at an increased rate. However, first generation college students, which include a disproportionate number of minorities and low income populations, continue to lag behind their counterparts in graduating from college. More prevalent in the research are factors that cause…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Minority Group Students