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Sokol, Bryan W.; Sweetman, Leah; Wassel, Bobby; Franco, Christopher; Huffman, Tim – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Justice education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition is filled with tensions, many of which surface in different community service contexts. Saint Louis University offers an institutional illustration of these tensions, both in the conceptual origins of justice education and in the practical ways that students make meaning from service experiences.…
Descriptors: Justice, Catholics, Service Learning, Universities
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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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Mann, Jessica – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Christian institutions are founded on a diverse set of historical and theological backgrounds and strive to integrate faith, learning, and living in a way that not only educates and develops students, but also responds to the Christian call of service. Community engagement, therefore, becomes a way for Christian institutions to achieve said…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, 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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Cioffi, Todd; Haggerty, Andrew F.; Bouman, Jeffrey P. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Equipping students for citizenship has always been a core element of American higher education. Amid financial distress, changing technology, and global interconnectivity, the project of equipping citizens is becoming increasingly disembodied. Embracing the notion that one's physical place matters, one application of an "embodied"…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, Program Descriptions
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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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Hammond, Michael D. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is the most successful higher education organization to emerge from the modern American evangelical movement. Especially within the context of the United States, higher education has been a key element of neo-evangelicalism since the 1940s. Rather than choosing "between"…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Christianity, Religious Factors
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Lang, Charlotte S.; Holzmann, Gwetheldene; Hullinger, Hallett; Miller, Mary Lou; Norton, Timothy D. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This study investigated how an authentic assessment program was used to examine student learning outcomes within the context of a Christian university's institutional mission, core values, and distinctive qualities. For the purposes of this study, an authentic assessment program is defined as assessing student-produced work within the context of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Outcomes of Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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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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Carter, Jennifer L. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This article is the second in a two-part series and focuses on the predictors of religious struggle among students attending evangelical institutions. Of the 900 religiously-affiliated colleges and universities in the United States, a significant portion of institutions (approximately 118) are members of the Council for Christian Colleges &…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Student Attitudes
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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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Guthrie, David S. – Christian Higher Education, 2018
Charles Gutenson's convicting words motivated me to attempt this essay. He writes: "If we are to engage in serious dialogue about the relationship between Christian faith and our [public] commitments, we must invest more energy in bringing Scripture to bear on them" (2011, p. 9). The common good seems a common conversation these days. To…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Religious Education, Biblical Literature
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Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an analysis of recent survey data collected from CCCU students and alumni to address the research question, "To what extent are CCCU students and alumni significantly different from their counterparts in other types of universities, based on data collected through national surveys?" Survey data from…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Higher Education, Christianity, Religious Education
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Mobley, Jennifer Scott; Rine, P. Jesse; Kemeny, P. C.; Messer, H. Collin – Christian Higher Education, 2018
Evangelical colleges and universities situated in rural communities are uniquely positioned to bridge the ever-widening cultural, economic, and political divide that threatens American democracy. However, success in this endeavor will require an appreciation for what it means to be a neighbor in this particular context. Thus, this article begins…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Universities, Christianity, Rural Areas
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