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Trentaz, Cassie J. E. H. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Institutions of higher learning are located within the context of neighborhoods. But to what degree do they see themselves as neighbors? What does it mean to be an engaged institutional neighbor? Inspired by this question, I utilize place-based community engagement principles, combined with self-study research methods, to trace the development of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Christianity, Social Justice, Program Descriptions
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Tillman, David R.; Foreman, Brian K. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
University efforts to galvanize work that is often siloed and disconnected across departments is supported by collaborative and creative initiatives. Campbell University's mission to support community engagement at multiple levels of university life, while also emphasizing faith and vocation, is an example of how one university is modeling this…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Outreach Programs, Transformative Learning, Service Learning
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Tirres, Christopher D.; Schikore, Melanie C. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
This article explores the merits and challenges of a community partnership that was forged between a Religious Studies professor at DePaul University and the nonprofit Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (ICDI). Through this partnerhip, students in a Religious Studies class participated in a set of ICDI-related, half-day immersion…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, Immigrants
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LaDuca, Brian; Carroll, Charlie; Ausdenmoore, Adrienne; Keen, Justin – Christian Higher Education, 2020
This article provides an example of how the traditions and values that have long underpinned the work of Christian higher education are of particular relevance to how Christian universities might partner with communities to address critical 21st-century challenges in groundbreaking new ways. The University of Dayton's Catholic and Marianist…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission
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Crandall, Rebecca E.; Morin, Shauna M.; Duran, Antonio; Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Using data from a survey administered at 61 institutions from 2011 to 2015, we examined how campus support structures for sexual minority students (e.g., a recognized LGBTQ student organization) influence student perceptions of the campus climate for worldview diversity at Christian colleges and universities. Further, analysis of the survey data…
Descriptors: World Views, LGBTQ People, Campuses, Christianity
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Zuidema, Leah A.; Daichendt, G. James; Fulcher, Kerry – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Professors from across the academic disciplines at Council for Christian College & Universities (CCCU) institutions have traditionally excelled in their teaching. In recent years, CCCU faculty have also increasingly been expected to conduct research and to publish scholarly work. As CCCU institutions expand research and scholarship…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Benchmarking, College Faculty
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Trudeau, Skip; Hammond, Mike; Moser, Drew; Eversole, Danielle; Smith, Austin – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This article presents the preliminary findings of an ongoing Traditions Research Project (TRP) study on the impact of campus traditions on campus life within the context of Christian postsecondary institutions. In this initial phase, the researchers conducted 63 interviews with faculty, student development educators, and staff members, in addition…
Descriptors: Christianity, Churches, Campuses, Program Descriptions
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Haarsma, Deborah; Greuel, Brian; Lewis, Raymond – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The perceived conflict between science and Christianity continues to be a strong and prevalent narrative, both inside and outside the church. As three long-time science professors in Christian higher education, we have seen firsthand how this conflict orientation threatens both Christian faith and science education. National surveys confirm that…
Descriptors: Sciences, Christianity, Religious Factors, Science Teachers
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Glanzer, Perry L.; Cockle, Theodore F.; Graber, Britney; Jeong, Elijah; Robinson, Jessica A. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Throughout American history, scholars called Christian higher education by other names. They used terms such as "denominational," "sectarian," "church-related," "church-sponsored," "church-based," and "church-affiliated" higher education to describe Christian higher education. What these…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Matthias, Laurie R. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This article is a review of the 21st century literature on faculty development in American higher education. After briefly summarizing the history of faculty development and current trends, the majority of the article is written as advice to faculty developers synthesized into the following broad themes: (a) options for structure and offerings,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Christianity, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Lewing, James Morgan – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Service-learning is an educational strategy that aligns with the mission of Christian higher education, yet requires the support of multiple constituencies in order to become institutionalized and fully sustained. Faculty members are central to the implementation of service-learning, and they are influential in the institutionalization process.…
Descriptors: Christianity, College Faculty, Service Learning, Institutional Mission
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Dzubinski, Leanne – Christian Higher Education, 2018
An increasing number of published studies have drawn attention to gender disparities in various dimensions of Christian higher education. Although the majority of students on the campuses of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) are women, and the percentage of women holding faculty and administrative…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Disproportionate Representation, Women Faculty
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Kaul, Corina R.; Hardin, Kimberly A.; Beaujean, A. Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Concern regarding the secularization of Christian higher education has prompted researchers to investigate the extent that faith and learning is integrated at a faculty level and what factors might predict faculty integration (Lyon, Beaty, Parker, & Mencken, 2005). This research attempted to replicate Lyon et al.'s (2005) logistic regression…
Descriptors: Prediction, College Faculty, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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van Vuuren, Mark – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Two groups of people are particularly inclined to mention a calling when talking about their work motivation: those who are spiritual (because the concept of calling originated in the religious realm) and those in serving occupations (such as hospitals, schools, and nongovernmental organizations). Because Christian professors are in both groups,…
Descriptors: Motivation, Christianity, College Faculty, Aspiration
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Lewing, Morgan; Shehane, Melissa – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Service-learning is a high-impact educational practice that benefits the community, the university, and students (Jacoby, 2015). It also represents an educational practice that specifically supports the integration of Christian thought and action within Christian institutions (Schaffer, 2004). The purpose of the study was to determine the level of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, College Students
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