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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2014
Peer ministry is often a vital component of campus ministry offices at Catholic colleges and universities. In order to determine the effectiveness of peer ministry in contributing to a student's faith development as well as her or his abilities to integrate faith intentionally and reflectively into everyday life, data were collected from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theological Education, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Dahlstrom, Daniel O. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to consider some reasons why philosophy, in its current highly pluralist state, can be a valuable means of creating, with the help of divine grace, an opening for faith. My paper begins with (1) the challenging conceptual diversity that besets the very idea of Catholic higher education, i.e., the theme of this issue of…
Descriptors: Religion, Philosophy, Spiritual Development, Ideology
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Kelly, Conor M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
A commitment to holistic student formation in the liberal arts tradition and to the Catholic faith is a hallmark of most Catholic higher education institutions. To be most effective, Catholic institutions must adapt this central mission to changing circumstances in an age of ubiquitous mobile technologies and persistent digital distractions. By…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Liberal Arts, Institutional Mission
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Belfiore, Phillip J. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2017
Declining enrollment and increased school closings or consolidations in Pre-K-12 Catholic education, especially in the Northeast, reduce the accessibility and options families have for faith-based education. Catholic colleges and universities, especially schools of education, can take an active lead in confronting some of the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Elementary Schools
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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
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Heille, Gregory – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2016
In 2016, as the Catholic Church celebrates an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Dominican friars celebrate their 800th Jubilee year. Recent meetings of the Biennial Colloquium of Dominican Colleges and Universities have discussed the virtue of mercy as it pertains to its educational mission. If the Dominican Movement can be characterized by the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Institutional Mission, Altruism
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Eberle, Gary – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2016
In an age when colleges and universities are being challenged to justify themselves in purely economic terms, Catholic and Dominican institutions must articulate the value-added nature of the education they provide. By calling on the rich Catholic/Dominican intellectual tradition, they can present a vision of a values-based liberal arts education…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Liberal Arts, Values Education
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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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Purcell, Bill; Rose, Margarita – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Faced with economic and demographic challenges, Catholic colleges and universities use endowment and licensing revenues to supplement tuition income in order to serve their missions of educating students of all socio-economic classes to promote the common good through their professional careers and service to the community. Licensees sometimes…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, Educational Finance
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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2017
A survey and interviews completed by peer ministers at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States from October 2012 to February 2013 reveal that the interviewed student ministers are engaging peers in interreligious dialogue. The research corroborates the premise that the promotion of interreligious relationships is important to this…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Peer Groups, Clergy
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Teehankee, Benito – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2012
De La Salle University started in the Philippines as a Catholic school of business in 1911 through the initiative of Archbishop Harty of Manila. Its faith-based orientation gave way to a more secular one in the following decades as it adopted the more scientific and technical approaches of Western business schools. Recent changes in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Business Administration Education
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Noonan, Claire – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2011
In 2003, Dominican University launched a new venture with an explicitly ecclesial purpose, aimed not strictly at the education of its own students but also toward the continuing education of its neighboring community. The mission of the St. Catherine of Siena Center is to engage faith and scholarship with the critical issues of church and society…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Community Education
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Brecht, Mara – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
Given the context of Catholic higher education where theology classrooms are not populated with a majority of "traditioned" Catholic students, this essay asks if it is possible to hand on knowledge of and appreciation for the Catholic faith without tending toward the extremes of either "Catholic tight" or "Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Religious Factors, Theological Education
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Feldner, Sarah Bonewits; D'Urso, Scott C. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2009
This paper examines the situation surrounding a proposed nickname change for Marquette University. The analysis draws upon current work that explores multiple organizational identities and stakeholder participation in making such a decision. The article focuses on Catholic universities and considers tensions that emerge as the faith mission…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Universities, Institutional Mission
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Matteo, Elizabeth K.; Bottom, Todd L.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2013
The "DePaul Mission and Values Inventory" ("DMV") was validated based on the mission, identity, and values of a large, urban, Catholic, Vincentian institution. We examined the suitability of the "DMV" at a small, suburban, Catholic, Franciscan university. A sample of 275 undergraduates (218 women, 57 men:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Institutional Mission, Values, Measures (Individuals)
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