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White, Bobbie Ann Adair; Pearson, Kerri; Bledsoe, Christie; Hendricks, Randy – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Transformational leadership is well documented in organizational and business literature. Classroom and faith-based applications are more recent phenomena. The authors of this mixed-methods study explored professor behaviors and characteristics perceived as transformational in students' faith and focused on transformational leadership in the…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty
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Engel, Max T.; Dickel, C. Timothy – Religious Education, 2018
Undergraduate, entry-level theology instruction at Catholic universities is expected to meet a wide range of learning outcomes. This article asserts that courses can and should be designed for learning outcomes not only in the cognitive domain, but in the affective domain as well, which in turn may impact personal choices and faith practices of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Christianity
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Lee, Christopher – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study explored the motivation and impact of religious participation among undergraduate students at a liberal arts, faith-based institution of higher education. By reviewing current literature around the topics of motivation, religious decline, and religious participation, this research bridges the gap between two historical and categorical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Religious Education, Student Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Hudson, Tara D.; Díaz Pearson, Amber – Journal of College and Character, 2018
College is a significant time for moral development. This research examines how undergraduate students at two U.S. universities, one faith-based and one independent, understand the meaning of living an ethical or moral life. Findings reveal that moral and ethical questions are relevant to students' lives and suggest that many have a fairly…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Moral Values, Ethics, Moral Development
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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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Roels, Shirley J. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Theologies of vocation are essential in order to explore questions of purpose, values, and direction with college and university students. Given that educational institutions have embedded values and perspectives, some higher education cultures are more effective than others in fostering a student's sense of life calling. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges, Institutional Mission, Profiles
Poag, Trevor; Sperandio, Jill – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
Universities increasingly prioritize intercultural learning experiences that prepare students to become competent professionals in an interconnected world (Egron-Polak, 2012; de Witt, 2009). Study abroad represents one such learning experience for U.S. university students. Study abroad programs, although varies in structure and curriculum, share…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Religion, Change, Foreign Countries
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Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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McCunney, Dennis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This ethnographic case study describes how civically engaged students understand their commitment to social change. Literature on civic engagement and service-learning abounds, yet gaps remain in understanding how students understand and act on campus mission and culture with respect to civic engagement. Using the frameworks of transformative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Transformative Learning, Citizen Participation
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
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Woods, Robert H., Jr.; Badzinski, Diane M.; Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Yeates, Sarah E. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
A survey was administered to 451 undergraduate students at a private liberal arts Christian university to identify students' perceptions of the ideal professor. The survey revealed that the ideal professor places great emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, is flexible (and even easy), maintains high academic standards, encourages…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Lang, Charlotte S.; Holzmann, Gwetheldene; Hullinger, Hallett; Miller, Mary Lou; Norton, Timothy D. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This study investigated how an authentic assessment program was used to examine student learning outcomes within the context of a Christian university's institutional mission, core values, and distinctive qualities. For the purposes of this study, an authentic assessment program is defined as assessing student-produced work within the context of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Outcomes of Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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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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Webb, Brian S.; Hayhoe, Doug – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus, a significant proportion of the American public continues to reject anthropogenic climate change. This disparity is particularly evident among evangelical Christians, for whom theological conservatism, general scientific skepticism, political affiliations, and sociocultural influences may impede their…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Climate, Student Attitudes
van Santen, Nick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what impact, if any, a spiritually-focused Living-Learning Community (LLC) had on the spiritual development of 16 student participants at a small, faith-based college. LLCs are considered a high impact practice (HIP) because they promote a high level of student engagement (Kuh, 2008). College in…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Living Learning Centers, Peer Relationship, Social Isolation
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