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Bish, Gregory T.; Lommel, John – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Global engagement programming across higher education continues to expand as institutional leaders and practitioners strive to meet global citizenship and civic engagement outcomes. This article presents case study research on a global service-learning partnership, the "Christian University" (CU) Wheelchair Project, which has involved…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Service Learning
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Mannoia, V. James – Christian Higher Education, 2015
In this wide-ranging review essay, the author engages "Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance," a book edited by J. Carpenter, P. L. Glanzer, and N. S. Lantinga (2014). His remarks focus especially on the five chapters of the book that survey Christian higher education in nations where he has direct experience: Brazil,…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy
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Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The author examines the national growth of Bible literacy courses in America's public schools and examines what steps Christian universities and colleges can take to help meet the demand for teachers for these courses. The author asserts that several sources of training are currently available, but declares that they will be unable to train a…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Educational Demand, Public Schools, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Carpenter, Dick M., II; Ramirez, Al – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Prevalent definitions of the achievement gap conceptualize it as the difference in achievement between white and minority students. Recent research, however, points to numerous gaps both within and between groups. This study explores a further conceptualization of achievement gaps by looking at the "underachievement gap"--the difference…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups
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Curry, Janel; Rodin, Scott; Carlson, Neil – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Christian institutions of higher education, as with other American nonprofits, are under considerable financial stress. The purpose of this research, which included both a survey of development officers and conversations with a sample of CCCU presidents, vice presidents of development, or provosts, was to identify best practices in fundraising.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Fund Raising
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Longman, Karen A.; Anderson, Patricia S. – Christian Higher Education, 2011
This article documents the continued gender disparities evident across U.S. higher education. While more women than men attend college and now obtain the majority of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, women continue to be underrepresented in senior-level institutional leadership roles. This phenomenon is particularly evident among the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Trend Analysis
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Henck, Anita Fitzgerald – Christian Higher Education, 2011
Leadership of Christian higher education in the United States is in a period of significant change. Yet, the dual accountability--to higher education accreditation and to faith communities--means that Christian colleges and universities walk a tightrope between these two entities, their expectations, and their values. The challenge for U.S.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Harder, Ben – Christian Higher Education, 2011
The Student Volunteer Movement (SVM) for Foreign Missions was founded in 1886 at a Conference in the Mt. Hermon University, an organization designed to recruit college and university students in the United States and later of course through the Western world, for missionary service abroad. The primary leader of the SVM was A. T. Pierson, a major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Information Dissemination
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Miller, Peter M.; Caponigro, Jay; Tyson, Luther – Christian Higher Education, 2008
This paper examines the working philosophy of a university-community collaborative program--the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), a multifaceted community service center located in the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana, in the United States. This program's multitude of educational and social services includes individualized…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Community Centers, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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O'Reilly, Frances L.; Evans, Roberta D. – Christian Higher Education, 2007
Inherent in the missions of colleges and universities with a Christian tradition is a goal of building a strong community. These campuses seek to foster a sense of belonging for their students, and they employ principled approaches to the development of effective policies for all aspects of student affairs. Simultaneously, they frequently face…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Community Involvement
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Fuller, Thomas L. – Christian Higher Education, 2007
The study reported in this paper reviewed the themes of the journal, "Theological Education," from the beginning of its publication in 1964 through 2006, as a means of gaining an historical perspective on the educational emphases that have shaped graduate theological education over the last 40 years. Theological education in the United…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Theological Education, Philosophy, Religion
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Tan, Christine J. – Christian Higher Education, 2007
A study was conducted of all Christian theological seminaries and divinity schools in the United States and Canada. The search was for Christian higher education courses, programs, and degrees offered by these graduate schools. Only a few schools offer courses per se in Christian higher education. Eight schools offered courses of instruction…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Christianity
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Ream, Todd C. – Christian Higher Education, 2006
The dialectical tension between the sacred and the secular has fostered fascinating historical discussions concerning the Catholic university in the United States. Scholars such as James Turner and Philip Gleason have offered a host of narratives that provide a context for other scholars seeking to philosophically define the aspirations that will…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Higher Education, Aspiration
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Moreton, April L.; Newsom, Ron W. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Women account for over 50% of all undergraduates, and one third of all faculty in the United States (American Council on Education, 2000; National Center for Educational Statistics, 2000). But in 1995 women held only slightly more than 16% of chief executive positions in higher education in the U.S. (L. Knopp, 1995). B. D. Cejda, W. B. Bush, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Deans, Individual Characteristics
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Saggio, Joseph J. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
The legacy of Christian higher education for Native Americans has been one of misunderstanding and missed opportunities since England's King James I decreed that an institution should be provided to educate the children of the Indians encountered by the Jamestown settlers in the early seventeenth century. This article briefly surveys the history…
Descriptors: Higher Education, American Indians, Christianity, Educational History