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Hartley, Harold V., III – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence a deepening of students' religious engagement in the first year of college. Recent studies have challenged the findings of more than three decades of research that found attending college leads to a decline in students' religious beliefs and practices. This study extends those recent…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religion, College Freshmen, Student Participation
White, Voncile – 1986
Faith stage development of Catholic college seniors was compared with their levels of denominational affiliation as a follow-up of a similar study of the students during their sophomore year. The students were male and female dormitory residents from the liberal arts and business schools of an eastern Catholic university. Affiliation was defined…
Descriptors: Attendance, Beliefs, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
Catholic universities and colleges are challenged to retain a lively sense of their Catholic identity and to fulfill their specific responsibilities to the Church and to society. Theology is a search to understand more clearly the heritage of faith preserved, transmitted and made explicit by the Church. (MLW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, College Presidents
Ellis, Patrick – 1996
The culture of Catholic education is based on profoundly human qualities animated by freedom and by faith. Because all aspects of Catholic education are intrinsically religious acts, teachers are free to teach all subjects for their own sake. Educators have the freedom to insist that everything in Catholic education be first rate, including…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges
Baesler, E. James – 2000
The practical concerns of an individual interested in learning about prayer in an academic context are interconnected with the practical concerns about teaching an academic course on prayer. A pilot study proposed to investigate and evaluate the context and content of academic courses on personal prayer from the perspective of teaching prayer,…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Course Descriptions, Educational Research
American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities, Rockford, IL. – 1984
Trends and issues in higher education are discussed in six papers from the 1983 annual meeting of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities. In "Innovation Versus Reform in Higher Education" Alston Chase reviews trends, including citizenship instruction, the general education movement, a focus on science,…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Church Related Colleges, Church Role, College Curriculum
Carey, P. S.; Carter, D. S. G. – 1993
This paper reports on the conceptualization and first year of implementation of a model of preservice teacher education and training established at the University of Notre Dame Australia to meet the specific needs of the Catholic education system. In setting up an appropriate model, the notion of the graduate teacher as one who is critically…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Competency Based Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
Oosting, Kenneth W. – 1985
The management styles of presidents of 10 Christian, liberal arts colleges were assessed, as part of research conducted at Christian or church-related liberal arts colleges that were identified as being well managed by one or more persons. The 10 presidents ranged in age from the late 30s to the early 60s, with an average age of 52.2. Their…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, College Administration, College Presidents
Fenzel, L. Mickey; Leary, Timothy P. – 1997
Many colleges and universities are using a service-learning paradigm to structure service learning experiences for their students to reinforce and enhance the understanding of course material. Two studies were undertaken at a parochial college to address the benefits to students who perform service as part of their curricular studies. In the first…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Halm, D. Ray; Hiatt, Diana Buell – 1987
The history of Christ College Irvine (CCI), which is part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is discussed, with attention to the forces contributing to the formation of the new Christian liberal arts college and to assessing the nature of the school. Results of the Danforth Commission study of definitions for church-sponsored colleges are also…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Church Workers, College Role, Economic Factors
Oosting, Kenneth W. – 1985
The role of nine academic vice presidents in managing Christian, liberal arts colleges was assessed, as part of research conducted at Christian or church-related liberal arts colleges that were identified as being well managed by one or more persons. Data collected on the academic vice presidents provided the following profile: the average age was…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrator Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, College Administration
Creet, Mario – 1981
Henry Marshall Tory's role in influencing the establishment of provincial universities in Western Canada is traced. The following periods are discussed: Tory and McGill University in the 1890's, the University of Toronto Act in 1906, Tory and University of Alberta from 1906, and Tory in Ottawa in 1928 and 1938. In following the development of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Presidents, College Role, Educational Change
Fitz, Raymond L. – 1981
Approaches to promoting justice education on a Catholic university campus are considered. A model of experiential learning for the sake of justice, based on the insights of liberation theology and research on cognitive development and style, suggests that there are a variety of instances within campus life where skills of justice can be learned.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Change Strategies, Church Related Colleges, College Environment