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Hart, Tara M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With the realistic notion of universities struggling to survive, the leadership position of a university president provides critical influence for institutional survival. A university president is presented many opportunities to make decisions or address critical situations which ultimately influence the campus culture. In this study, the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Styles, Self Concept
Daines, Joseph Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most research universities in the United States began as religiously affiliated institutions. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing over the course of the 20th century, the vast majority of these institutions engaged in a process of secularization through which faith moved from the center of academic life to the periphery. This paper…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Educational History, Religious Factors, Research Universities
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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
Hayworth, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study takes an in-depth look at the experiences of 12 Black males who graduated between 2001 and 2012 from a private, faith-based, predominantly White institution of higher education, with a purpose to better understand the essence of their collegiate experiences. Most research on minority college enrollment has focused on reasons why…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, College Graduates, Student Experience
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Cahalan, Kathleen A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
Seminary education requires that students learn a complex body of theological knowledge, engage in the practices of ministry, and develop as persons of faith and vocation. Utilizing the six aspects of significant learning experiences defined by L. Dee Fink--foundational knowledge, application, integration, the human dimension, caring, and learning…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Clergy, Spiritual Development
Smith, Elizabeth Conerly – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the relationship between adult educators' multicultural effectiveness scores and their negotiation of similarities and differences scores. The participants were in faith-based institutions, specifically Christian churches and in graduate adult education programs of universities and colleges in the United States. Multicultural…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Adult 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
Wagner, Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
College and university mission statements commonly declare contributions for the public good and the development of engaged and responsible citizens as central to their institution's work. Yet, a different narrative is often revealed when rhetoric meets reality in the promotion and tenure policies for faculty. Since Ernest Boyer's seminal work…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
Decker, Allyn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate the lived experiences of adult learners at 4 Christian colleges in Indiana who desired to pursue bachelor and associate degrees in accelerated programs. The growing trend of accelerated programming exists to meet the needs of a growing number of adults who believe that earning an academic…
Descriptors: Christianity, Learning Processes, Acceleration (Education), Andragogy
Attebery, Esther – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine attitudes toward workplace fun and overall job satisfaction of baby boomer, Generation X, and millennial staff employees at a Christian university in California, and determine if there is a predictive relationship between them. Conceptual Framework: The framework was developed from…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Age Groups, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
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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)
Witek, Paul J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Religiously-affiliated colleges and universities have been a vibrant part of American Higher Education since the founding of Harvard in 1636. Despite their unique contribution to higher education, an extensive body of literature documents that strong trends of secularization have taken place within these institutions over the second half of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Case Studies
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Zaharris, Mary; Sims, Paul; Safer, Louis; Hendricks, Arthur; Sekulich, Kim; Glasgow, Denise – Education Leadership Review, 2017
This qualitative study examined the practices and perceptions of six school leaders through the lens of exemplary leadership and spiritual leadership practices. Literature abounds in the field of exemplary leadership practices but spiritual leadership is traditionally overlooked as a credible topic of scholarly research because of its assumed…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Qualitative Research, Spiritual Development, Leadership Effectiveness
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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
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Chang, Heewon; Longman, Karen A.; Franco, Marla A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2014
In this collaborative autoethnography, we explored how 14 academic and administrative leaders of color working in faith-based higher education have experienced personal and professional mentoring, and how mentoring experiences have influenced their leadership development. All participants identified a wide array of developmental relationships that…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Ethnography, Mentors, Higher Education
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