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Firmin, Michael W.; Tse, Luke M.; Johnson, Courtney; Vorobyov, Yelena; McKeon, Jacklyn – Christian Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of universities have initiated activities and assignments to foster empathic and altruistic behavior in students. This study is a report of an outcomes assessment of a poverty immersion experience in a Christian urban ministries course. Following Firmin's (2006) protocol, we used a qualitative methodology that included three…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Immersion Programs, Christianity, Qualitative Research
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Ecklund, Kathryn – Christian Higher Education, 2013
This article, the second in a two-part series, provides an overview of the literature regarding first-generation college students (FGCS), which has been largely based on studies of students in public universities. The author shares outcomes from structured dialogues with FGCS attending Christian universities. The students described how their…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Minority Group Students
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Glanzer, Perry L.; Rine, P. Jesse; Davignon, Phil – Christian Higher Education, 2013
In an effort to better understand the role of denominational identity among its member institutions, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) commissioned a three phase study of its institutions, faculty, and students. This article provides an overview of the study as a whole, as well as an in depth examination into the responses…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Governance, Income
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Tangenberg, Katy – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Integrating prior research focused on gender climate and expectations in Christian higher education, this article describes mentoring models and strategies sensitive to dual family and career goals frequently expressed by female students. Discussion includes a review of literature relevant to women's mentoring on Christian campuses, exploration of…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Issues, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Porter, Brian E. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
It is increasingly important to understand the fundamentals of investing and, for many, the ability to integrate faith and ethics with investing decisions. This is especially relevant for employees and students in Christian higher education. Most employees in Christian higher education are enrolled in retirement plans that obligate them to make…
Descriptors: Simulation, Ethics, Religious Factors, Christianity
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Hilton, John, III; Plummer, Kenneth – Christian Higher Education, 2013
In an era in which part-time faculty are becoming a higher proportion of the teaching faculty on most campuses, this study addressed the question of whether student learning outcomes in religious education courses are significantly influenced by whether the instructor teaches in a full- or part-time capacity in the Department of Religion. We…
Descriptors: General Education, Religious Education, Outcomes of Education, Church Related Colleges
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Ashley, George; Ramirez, Octavio; Cort, Malcolm – Christian Higher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify Black Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) college students' attitudes toward the concept of sexual abstinence. Attitude toward abstinence was operationalized as a dichotomy of acceptance or rejection of the concept as a way to order sexual behavior. The study utilized a convenience sample ("N" =…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Student Attitudes, African American Students, Religious Cultural Groups
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Davignon, Phil; Glanzer, Perry; Rine, P. Jesse – Christian Higher Education, 2013
As the conclusion to a three-part series assessing the denominational identity of American evangelical colleges and universities, this article presents findings from Phase III of the CCCU Denominational Study. Data for this research were gathered via an online survey that was completed by 3,160 full-time undergraduate students attending 16…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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McCulloch, Donald S.; Savage, Alexandra; Schmal, Liz – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Impressions of admission officers toward homeschooled applicants were examined. Specifically, this study sought to ascertain whether the perceptions of admission officers adhered to the common stereotype that homeschoolers are brighter and yet socially less well-adjusted than average. The responses of 121 admission officers were analyzed across…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admissions Officers, Administrator Attitudes, Church Related Colleges
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Nussbaum, Kathleen B.; Chang, Heewon – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Social justice pertaining to diversity issues in higher education grips the nation, yet Christian higher education (CHE) has moved slowly to address the diversity in our institutions and society. Christian higher education faces the same challenges with growing diversity as secular higher education. Diversity impacts every aspect of institutional…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Religious Education, Diversity (Institutional)
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Case, Kimberly F.; Hernandez, Rebecca – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Although increasing numbers of Latino/a students are pursuing higher education, many do not persist to graduation. The disparity of Latino/a students attending and graduating from Christian colleges and universities is even more pronounced than at comparison institutions. As institutions of Christian higher education seek to increase diversity on…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Church Related Colleges, Ethnicity, Christianity
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Taylor, Deborah L.; Van Zandt, Cassandra; Menjares, Pete C. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
The past decade has evidenced significant dialogue on faith-based campuses about the persistent gap between the increasing ethnic diversity of the student population and that of the faculty. While campus administrators and leaders acknowledge the need to address this concern through faculty development, there is a disturbing lack of successful…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Ethnic Diversity, Training Methods, Teaching Models
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Dahlvig, Jolyn E. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
This article is based on a 3-year narrative study that tells the stories of five women leading within the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Women leaders are under-represented within this sector of higher education compared to other religious and/or private higher education institutions even though women comprise…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Church Related Colleges, College Administration, Females
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Taylor, Deborah L. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
This study explored the perspectives of faculty at six evangelical Christian universities concerning cultural diversity and how theological beliefs might impact faculty members' commitment to a culturally competent pedagogy. A mixed methods design employing both quantitative (survey) and qualitative (interviews) was utilized for data collection.…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, College Faculty
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Perez, Joel – Christian Higher Education, 2013
A qualitative case study methodology was used to determine what drives four Christian colleges attempting to become more diverse communities and what role their mission plays in seeking the change they desire. The focus was on analyzing the tension between the institutions' missions as Christian colleges and their desire to become more ethnically…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, Diversity (Institutional)
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