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Kaak, Paul; LaPorte, Michelle – Christian Higher Education, 2022
In this article, we propose that Christian college and university professors make use of experiential learning, particularly in the form of academic service-learning, in their academic courses. Accordingly, this proposal emphasizes faith-integrated service-learning, aiming for a distinctly Christian approach that goes beyond mere acts of Christian…
Descriptors: Religious Colleges, Christianity, Experiential Learning, Service Learning
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Sipper-Denlinger, Kristen – Christian Higher Education, 2022
Previous studies have demonstrated that using guided, targeted, reflections in service-learning (SL) courses can increase student engagement and learning. However, little research has been conducted on how these reflective models can be adapted for faith-based institutions to help students to better integrate faith into their learning experience,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Beliefs, Spiritual Development
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Miller, Brian J.; Norquist, Benjamin E. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
This article examines the locations of the 111 governing members of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and consider how these locations hinder evangelical Protestants from reaching their goal of engaging American society. We found that CCCU institutions cluster in cities in mid-sized metropolitan regions in the South and…
Descriptors: Religious Colleges, Christianity, Geographic Location, Protestants
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Walker, Andrea C.; Hathcoat, John D.; Munoz, Ric T.; Ferguson, Claire E.; Dean, Timothy G. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
College students have reported desire for contextual help cultivating religious and spiritual need fulfillment, yet little is known about how environmental factors achieve this outcome. Guided by Self-Determination Theory, a sequential, explanatory, mixed methods design utilized survey responses of undergraduate students enrolled in a Christian…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Christianity, Religious Colleges, Spiritual Development
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Foubert, John D.; Durham, Andre; Houston, Michael; Vanderwoerd, Jim – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Sexual violence is a persistent problem on the college campus. One method of addressing sexual violence is to endorse bystander intervention, whereby students are encouraged to interrupt potential sexual assault situations. Although initial research indicates that the Christian college campus provides a cultural context where fewer acts of sexual…
Descriptors: Rape, Campuses, Cultural Context, Intervention
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McCoy, Bradley K. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Integrating faith with academic disciplines should result in enrichment of students' perspectives on both the discipline and their faith. This quasi-experimental pilot study examines how faith integration activities in introductory physics classes affected students' epistemologies, defined as their beliefs about the nature of knowing and learning.…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Sparks, Cheryl; Chang, Heewon – Christian Higher Education, 2021
This article draws from a keynote address presented at the 2019 Doctoral Education Forum sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). A review of the literature reveals growth in doctoral education in the United States and the proliferation of types of doctoral degrees. The article describes an increase in the variety…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Capstone Experiences
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Lawson, Kevin E.; Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
The number of doctoral programs being offered by Christian universities is expanding, bringing new opportunities, needs, and challenges to these postsecondary institutions. Currently, 46 of the 113 governing member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) offer doctoral-level programs. Of the 185 member,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Christianity, Religious Colleges, Organizations (Groups)
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Jones, Hannah C.; Rowan, Anderson; Stephens, Rachel L.; Brauch, Jeffrey A. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Many Americans identify as religious or spiritual, with a large subset of these individuals identifying as Christian. However, many doctoral training programs neglect to incorporate religion and spirituality into their curricula in an intentional and integrated way. Past national research has documented that many professionals report feeling…
Descriptors: Christianity, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Spiritual Development
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Studebaker, Bethani; Curtis, Heidi – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Despite an increasing number of individuals completing doctoral degrees from earlier years, approximately 50% of students who begin a program never complete their degree. Attrition rates for students enrolled in online doctoral programs are higher than students who attend courses in a face-to-face setting. Research has identified that the lack of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Social Integration, Doctoral Students
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Elmore, Robert L. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Writing a dissertation can be a daunting task for any learner. Yet online doctoral learners often face additional challenges. In my experience as an online doctoral dissertation mentor, learners typically face five common challenges: writing, feelings of isolation, access to resources online, establishing a professional and collegial relationship…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Mentors, Online Courses
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Pyykkonen, Benjamin A. – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Doctoral-level graduate training is, by definition, very demanding from a cognitive perspective. As graduate students adjust to the significant academic demands of doctoral education, they are often in a period of financial, personal, and relational flux or challenge. In addition to what are likely more obvious social and emotional effects,…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, Cognitive Ability
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Keenan, K. Mallery; Stewart-Wells, A. Gillian – Christian Higher Education, 2021
This article explores how a Midwestern Christian university's doctoral program aligns an authentic assessment process of evaluation, in lieu of comprehensive exams, with the university's tag line to "Shape Lives that Shape the World." The process of assessing "authentically" comes from the belief that evaluating students on…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Christianity, Religious Colleges
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Lawson, Kevin E.; Rusliana, Santa – Christian Higher Education, 2021
Many recent publications on doctoral education issues are available, and it can be challenging to keep up with the literature that can inform the commitment to implementing best practices. In an effort to serve the needs of leaders of doctoral programs in Christian higher education institutions, this is an annotated bibliography of resources…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Christianity, Religious Colleges, Doctoral Programs
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Collins, Christopher S.; Mathew, Allan; Paredes-Collins, Kristin – Christian Higher Education, 2021
The policies, priorities, and productivity of postsecondary admission offices are under a great deal of scrutiny. The current realities range from the pressures of tuition-driven institutions to deliver the majority of the university budget each fall, to more selective institutions wrestling with standards of which applicants to accept amid…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Colleges, College Admission, Court Litigation
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