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Smith, Jimmy – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
This work discusses the effort to begin helping university students fulfill the university mission and core curriculum objectives through the Foundations of Sports Outreach course and the Sports Outreach Initiative at Gonzaga University. Guided by Catholic Social Teaching principles, the primary goal of the course was to provide a social…
Descriptors: Athletics, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Outreach Programs
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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
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article describes how Whitworth University has made personal essays about applicants' faith a key part of its hiring process. Faculty members are required by the university to explain in written personal statement what they believe and how it affects their academic work. Whitworth officials think this process provides them with a better…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, College Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Mohr, James M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2009
This paper examines how the academic study of hate can be understood through Catholic social justice teachings with an emphasis on the Jesuit commitment to faith and justice to allow for a critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. To make the connections between social justice and the study of hate, the paper begins with…
Descriptors: Catholics, Males, Religious Cultural Groups, Catholic Schools
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Sherr, Michael; Huff, George; Curran, Mary – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2007
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of 120 undergraduate students from seven schools in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Using in-depth individual and focus group interviews, we explored participants' perceptions of salient indicators of integration of faith and learning (IFL) in the classroom. Findings…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Interviews