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Wagner, Kenneth – Academe, 2006
Christian colleges have been with around since Harvard and Princeton Universities were founded several centuries ago for religious reasons. Recently, such institutions have achieved phenomenal, though quiet, growth. Many of these schools have a requirement that faculty members subscribe to statements of religious faith as a condition of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Church Related Colleges, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education
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Hill, Peter J. – Academe, 2006
In this brief article, the author discusses the question of the relationship between a professional academic association (in this case, the American Economic Association [AEA]) and members who teach at sectarian colleges. As a member of the American Economic Association and a faculty member at a Christian school (Wheaton College, Illinois), this…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Associations, Economics, Church Related Colleges
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Burgan, Mary A. – Academe, 2001
Asserts that the distinctive moral traditions of faith-based colleges and universities can help them resist corporate demands on academia, but only if their faculties are allowed to question institutional policies. Describes five main sources of governance problems in religiously affiliated schools. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Church Related Colleges, College Governing Councils, Faculty College Relationship
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Davis, Bertram H.; And Others – Academe, 1989
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, with the explicit approval of the Pope, declared that the Reverend Charles E. Curran was neither suitable nor eligible to teach Catholic Theology at The Catholic University of America. A report by the American Association of University Professors is presented. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Catholic Schools, Censorship, Church Related Colleges
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Monsma, George N., Jr. – Academe, 2001
Asserts that to prevent incursions on academic freedom, faculty members must make a strong commitment of time and expertise to institutional governance, and they must promote regulations and behavior that support academic freedom. Describes how the administration, faculty, and board of Calvin College, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church,…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Church Related Colleges, College Governing Councils, Faculty College Relationship
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Wolterstorff, Nicholas – Academe, 2001
Explores academic freedom in religiously based institutions, including eight social or semi-philosophical considerations to bear in mind during such exploration (modern society, religious pluralism and democracy, civil society, education, religion, the academy, ideas, and personhood). Defends the right of such institutions to attach religious…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Church Related Colleges, Faculty College Relationship, Institutional Autonomy
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Kliever, Lonnie D. – Academe, 1988
Religious studies should be pluralistic, comparative, interdisciplinary, and objective. When these four criteria are met then the study of religion will be consistently academic and humanistic--free of partisan control, open to radical doubt, responsive to cultural interaction, and concerned with human enrichment. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Beliefs, Church Related Colleges, College Faculty