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Starcher, Richard L.; Stick, Sheldon L. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This study juxtaposes the graduate profile of Africans holding a theological doctorate against faculty traits desired by institutional leaders and the actual work done by faculty members in African theological colleges. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with nine participants currently working in African theological colleges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Theological Education, Graduates
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Lidzy, Sheryl D. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
The study reported in this paper examined student messages, gathered through post-exit interviews, to compare how they talk about membership in the organizational culture of Southern Nazarene University (SNU) with the institution's espoused values and underlying assumptions as presented in official institutional documents. This analysis considers…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Sexual Identity, Masculinity, School Culture
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Christian Higher Education, 2005
Will our Christian colleges in Asia serve as possible venues for the cultivation of communication and understandings among people of different cultures? This is the issue addressed in this paper and the author attempts to give a report of the work of Chung Chi College overall, with special reference to her distinctive contribution as a Christian…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Parsons, Mikeal C.; Cook, Garrett – Christian Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores the possibilities of teaching Genesis and the Popol Vuh, the Mayan creation account, in an interdisciplinary course at a church-related institution. The course is part of an alternative, interdisciplinary core curriculum typically taken by two hundred students a year at the university. A comparison of the Popol Vuh with Genesis…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Biblical Literature, Etiology
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Saggio, Joseph J.; Rendon, Laura I. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Research on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students indicates that only about 47% persist to complete their freshman year, meaning that one of out two students drops out before the sophomore year. Using a focus group methodology, the study reported in this paper examined the extent to which in- and out-of-class academic, social, and…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Academic Persistence
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Smith, Gregory A. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
A number of evangelical Christian authors have wrestled with the subject of intellectual freedom--few, though, in the context of Bible college libraries. The secular concept of intellectual freedom is incompatible with Bible colleges in that it is absolutist and shuns any standard of morality. Theological, educational, and pragmatic factors…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, College Libraries, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Lynn, Monty L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Prayer is a primary spiritual discipline for Christians. Nonetheless, few contemporary scholarly discussions have ventured into exploring the role of prayer in college teaching. This paper extends the conversation by reviving three themes in writings about prayer and academics and making application of those themes to teaching and learning today.…
Descriptors: College Instruction, School Prayer, Role, Protestants
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O'Brien, George Dennis – Christian Higher Education, 2004
This paper explores the place of religion within the assumptions of the modern research university. The issue for Christianity is essentially epistemic: Given the criteria for truth or plausibility that prevail in advanced academic communities, what are the warrants for Christian belief? Are the prevailing criteria defined such that Christian…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Research Universities, Christianity, Academic Discourse
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Starcher, Richard L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
While students from many non-Western contexts continue to stream to Europe and North America to pursue theological doctoral degrees, new theological doctoral programs are springing up around the world. Many of these new programs appear to be adopting (more or less uncritically) one or another of the Western models of doctoral program design.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Philosophy, Program Design, Doctoral Programs
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Moreton, April L.; Newsom, Ron W. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
This article is the second in a two-part series of case studies of sixteen female chief academic officers (CAO) serving in evangelical colleges and universities. The earlier article discussed each administrator's personal and academic background. This continues the reflections of these women regarding their careers, marital status and faith as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Females, College Administration, Church Related Colleges
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Ream, Todd C.; Beaty, Michael; Lion, Larry – Christian Higher Education, 2004
This paper presents a typology of views held by faculty members at four religious research universities concerning the relationship of faith and learning. Only one pattern of responses (out of eight) affirms that faith and learning should exist in complete separation. As a result, the study challenges Jencks and Riesman's (1968) argument that the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Relationship
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Mallard, Kina S.; Atkins, Michele W. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Many small Christian colleges and universities are changing their cultures from focusing solely on teaching to embracing a teacher-scholar model. Motivating faculty at these small colleges to engage in scholarly activities is becoming one of the top priorities of administration. The culture at private colleges with enrollments of less than 5000 is…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Cross, Theodore; Slater, Robert Bruce – Christian Higher Education, 2004
There are now solid enrollments of black students in many Christian colleges. But there remains a core group of evangelical schools that are virtually off limits to black students. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: African American Students, Enrollment, Church Related Colleges, Admission (School)
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Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; Anderson, Tamara L.; Willingham, Michele M. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Academic institutions present specific challenges to women attempting to balance work and family responsibilities. This type of involvement within the subculture of evangelical Christianity presents its own variations. Interviews with 30 mothers working in Christian academia were analyzed using a post hoc content analysis informed by principles of…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Females, Mothers, Doctoral Dissertations
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McKinney, Larry J. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
This article examines significant changes taking place in international higher education and their implications for evangelical theological higher education. The paper is divided into 3 parts: (a) past commitments, (b) present realities, and (c) future considerations. The first section includes a brief examination of several historical commitments…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Theological Education, Values, International Education
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