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Dunlap, Garland T. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe a systematic method of evoking students' vocational discernment through the practice of spiritual well-being. Engaging spiritual well-being as a means of vocational discernment requires that the student and the advisor explore the student's sense of connectedness by tapping into the tacit dimension of…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Well Being, Vocational Education, Beliefs
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Broderick, Cynthia – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study investigated the correlates of two measures that capture students' perception of the religious and spiritual campus climate. It focuses on how the factors, religious identity and attending a religiously affiliated institution, influence students' perception of the respect for their beliefs and comfort in expressing their views on…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Role of Religion, Institutional Characteristics, College Environment
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Mendizabal, Juan Cruz – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This article discusses the rapidly growing population of spiritual-but-not-religious (SBNR) college students and describes the disparity in SBNR-dedicated resources for student support. This disparity is embedded in various tensions that cause low SBNR visibility in universities, including a lack of SBNR programming models in broader higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Religious Factors, Student Personnel Services, Barriers
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Small, Jenny L.; Bowman, Nicholas A. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The purpose of this special issue is to share the best research, theory, practice, and perspectives from presenters at the 2017 Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Convergence conference, alongside the new writing of scholars and practitioners who were inspired by the themes of the conference. Readers will have access both to the best of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Manson, Sable A.; Cordov├ęs, Janett I. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
There is a need to identify and create spaces for professionals in higher education to engage religion, secularism, and spirituality in meaningful ways. #DigitalFaith resources are the digital platforms and communities supporting religious, secular, and spiritual development, and they offer potential avenues for professional development. This…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Professional Development, Feedback (Response)
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Arnold, Meagan; Sasso, Pietro – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study examined the policies, programming, and supports offered to matriculating students who are members of non-traditional belief groups at public institutions of higher education across the midwestern United States. This study defined students who may be members of non-traditional faith groups, such as agnostics, atheists, and Pagans.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Intergroup Relations, Religion, College Students
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Reisner, Carrie – Journal of College and Character, 2018
Institutions of higher education are perceived to be welcoming to individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. Is this true for those who identify as atheist as well? This phenomenological study explored how the atheist identity manifests for those who are employed as professional staff in…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Christianity, Beliefs, Self Concept
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Harter, Joel; Castor, Maggie; Seigler, Carolina P.; Abrahams, Diana – Journal of College and Character, 2018
To be successful global citizens, students need greater religious literacy and competency engaging diverse religions and worldviews. Effective multifaith work in higher education is a form of intercultural engagement: When done well, this work does not belong just to religious life professionals but involves a collaborative, interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Campuses, Race, Identification (Psychology)
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Dualeh, Delmar; Diaz-Mendoza, Virginia; Son, Monika; Luperon, Christian – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The low enrollment, retention, and graduation rate among men of color in higher education is a national crisis. The John Jay SEEK Department has created a committee focused exclusively to address this crisis. The committee's work includes focus and weekly support groups. The groups entitled P.O.W.E.R. (Pushing Our Will to Experience Resilience)…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Males
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Riggers-Piehl, Tiffani; Sax, Linda J. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The influence of faculty on student academic and affective development is well-documented. Positive interactions with faculty are related to increases in student retention, GPA, and well-being, but less is known about how student-faculty interaction relates to students' spiritual development. Drawing upon faith development theory and considering…
Descriptors: Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Spiritual Development, Teaching Methods
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Cradit, Nathaniel; Wawrzynski, Matthew – Journal of College and Character, 2018
Post-apartheid South African education reforms shifted the role of religion from a primary foundation for all subjects to one of several strategies to develop civic, moral, and ethical values among the nation's youth. A concurrent decline in the number and size of postsecondary religious studies departments, however, caused achievement of the…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Religion, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Sharma, Gitima; De Alba, Eva – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The present study explored sense of purpose among female college students belonging to minority ethnic and Buddhist backgrounds. The participants' experiences regarding the interpretation, role, and development of their sense of purpose were analyzed using a phenomenological approach. Participants defined "purpose" as their life's…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Group Students, Buddhism, Religious Factors
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Jacobsen, Douglas; Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt – Journal of College and Character, 2018
American colleges and universities, along with American culture in general, have entered a new post-truth era. In responding to this new environment, colleges and universities might benefit from a more comprehensive engagement with religion and its complex understanding of truth. The model for engagement proposed here focuses on five educational…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religion, Models, Transformative Learning
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Diamond, Kate K. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
First-year students enter college with significant concerns about career and major decision-making, including questions about purpose, vocation, and meaning. Some students have opportunities to actively explore and engage in the reflection process--yet many do not. Higher education professionals will need to identify and expand resources to…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Freshmen, Career Planning, Career Counseling
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Morin, Shauna M.; Crandall, Rebecca E.; Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
In the United States, some would argue the recent political climate has been characterized by great division and animosity. The realities individuals are seeing across the United States are also taking root on college and university campuses, which often serve as microcosms of the larger society. In light of the challenges persons face at present…
Descriptors: World Views, Political Attitudes, Religious Cultural Groups, Intergroup Relations
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