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Burks, Stephen A.; Barrett, T. Gregory – Christian Higher Education, 2009
Persistence and retention have been studied extensively in higher education, but little research has been conducted on these areas in religiously affiliated institutions. The present study was designed to examine factors that influence the intentions of students to persist from their freshmen to sophomore year in private, religiously affiliated,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Social Integration
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Patterson, James A. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This essay, utilizing the "kaleidoscope" image of historian Timothy Smith, reflects on issues affecting evangelical identity and boundaries in the major professional association for Christian higher education, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Since the CCCU was birthed by a smaller organization, the Christian College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Beliefs, Professional Associations