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Whittington Goodwin; Laurie A. Schreiner – Christian Higher Education, 2024
Black and Latino men are attending college at higher rates than ever before, yet their increased access has not led to increased success, as Black and Latino men face greater barriers to their success than do White and Asian men. The challenges to timely graduation for these populations are even greater at Christian colleges. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: African American Students, Latin Americans, Males, Christianity
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Laurie A. Schreiner – Christian Higher Education, 2024
This study of 12,851 students from 34 member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities examined the predictors of student thriving, as well as racial and ethnic differences in thriving and its predictors, within undergraduate, adult, and graduate student samples. Thriving was defined as being vitally engaged in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Graduate Students, Student Experience
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Timothy G. Campbell; Mark Sargent; Stanley P. Rosenberg – Christian Higher Education, 2024
Plenty of research tells us that culture is the most essential ingredient in a healthy organization, yet there are many colleagues who wonder whether research has a healthy place in their campus cultures. The reflections here - originally offered during a discussion at the CCCU's International Forum in 2022 - offer some suggestions for nurturing…
Descriptors: School Culture, Campuses, Scholarship, Research
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James W. Smith Jr.; Lindsay K. Monihen – Christian Higher Education, 2024
The purpose of this comparative case study research project was to identify the characteristics and practices utilized by the senior leadership teams (SLTs) at two CCCU institutions that had been highly rated in terms of confidence levels from the faculty/staff based on data gathered in ModernThink's "Great Colleges to Work For" annual…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, College Administration, Leadership
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Jessica L. Tchindebet; Jamie H. Sanfilippo; TaRita D. Johnson; Karen A. Longman – Christian Higher Education, 2024
Over the past five decades, a gender stereotype known as "Queen Bee Syndrome" has persisted, portraying some women who have risen to leadership roles in male-normed organizations as being self-preservationist and individualistic, even to the extent of intentionally undermining the professional advancement of other women. Use of this term…
Descriptors: Females, Christianity, Professional Development, Sex Stereotypes
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Carrie M. Stockton – Christian Higher Education, 2024
Despite improvements in gender equity within higher education nationally, underrepresentation in women's leadership persists in Christian higher education. As women in leadership navigate the context of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), characteristics of evangelical culture (e.g., theological views…
Descriptors: Males, Advocacy, Women Administrators, Christianity
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Bob E. Neal – Christian Higher Education, 2024
This article presents findings from a recent study conducted at a Christian university exploring the spiritual leadership encounters undergraduate students described having with faculty and staff members. University students today face a myriad of challenges ranging from aspects of mental health to finding purpose and meaning in life. As a result,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Religious Factors, Leadership
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Paul Kaak – Christian Higher Education, 2024
The gospel is central to life in the Christian community. It is formational to the church proper and to the pedagogical task of faith-based colleges and universities. The gospel is also significant for the education of non/nominal Christians who are present in our classrooms. This article describes the gospel as indispensable for faith-based…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, Teaching Methods, Biblical Literature
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Brian C. Herndon – Christian Higher Education, 2024
The teacher workforce in the United States is predominantly White, while the student population in public schools is increasingly diverse. This research paper delves into the crucial topic of decentering Whiteness in teacher education preparation programs (TPPs) at Christian universities. By exploring the implications of a predominantly White…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, Preservice Teacher Education, Inclusion
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Richard Langer – Christian Higher Education, 2024
In the late 1990s, linguist Deborah Tannen argued that America had become an "argument culture" characterized by an adversarial frame of mind when approaching the world and the people in it. Recent events appear to have added apocalyptic fears (not entirely unfounded) to our adversarial approach. How can we talk to each other in such a…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Communication Skills, Program Effectiveness, Barriers
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Jamie Hoag Sanfilippo – Christian Higher Education, 2024
Over the past decade, the rate of presidential turnover in higher education has accelerated, prompting research on what motivates the next generation of leaders. This article focuses on millennial women in Christian higher education, a sector where White male leaders have historically dominated: Women have remained underrepresented in college…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Generational Differences, Influence of Technology, Empowerment
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Chamberlain, Michael Allen – Christian Higher Education, 2023
This grounded theory research investigated the experiences of 25 Chinese graduate students attending a Christian university in the United States, most of whom self-identified as atheist or nonreligious upon entry. Interview and questionnaire data identified that 23 of 25 participants experienced an overall increased openness to Christianity during…
Descriptors: Christianity, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students
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Vance, Reid – Christian Higher Education, 2023
Interviews were conducted with 15 faculty members across three Christian U.S. university campuses in seeking to identify the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of faculty who had been identified by institutional leaders in the area of calling and vocation as prioritizing the development of a sense of vocational calling in their students' lives.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Religious Colleges, Beliefs
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Cosgrove, Preston B. – Christian Higher Education, 2023
Higher education continues to face an uncertain future, not only through demographic shifts, rising costs, and a competitive marketplace, but also through dissonant visions for the telos of education. In this context, Christian institutions have the opportunity to carve out a distinctive niche, provide answers about the purpose of a liberal…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, Religious Factors, Measures (Individuals)
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Ayling, Debra; Luetz, Johannes M. – Christian Higher Education, 2023
The COVID-19 escalation of cases in Australia in March 2020 instigated a swift and comprehensive conversion of classroom instruction to online learning for all students and staff at Christian Heritage College (CHC), a private Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Brisbane. Technology integration exploded on "all fronts," including online…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Experience
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