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McIntire, David – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Without question, effective leadership is essential to the future of higher education. Presidential leadership is seen as the key to strategically positioning the future of colleges and universities. This may be even more critical for Christian institutions. It is imperative that boards are successful in selecting, developing, and supporting their…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Vision, Leadership Effectiveness
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Yoder, Michael L. – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Christian professors and professors generally, whether teaching at religiously affiliated or secular institutions, face an age-old question: Can one safely use the classroom to advocate one's personal position with regard to controversial issues or not? Positions examined include that of "value-free" science, "value-full" advocacy, and an…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Advocacy, Christianity, Ethics
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Bower, Lorraine – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Integration or connectedness between faith and learning is a core aim of Protestant evangelical colleges and universities. It is pursued in a number of different ways in the academic programs of these institutions, even in commercially oriented courses that they offer, such as graphic design. However, the different ways that practical and…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Protestants, Design Crafts, Church Related Colleges
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Joeckel, Samuel; Chesnes, Thomas – Christian Higher Education, 2009
A lack of diversity has long troubled institutions within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). While the focus on this issue has often been on race and ethnicity, less work has been conducted on gender diversity and equity. Using a 2007 survey of over 1,900 professors who teach at institutions belonging to the CCCU, this…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Sex Fairness, Gender Bias, Christianity
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Sullivan, John – Christian Higher Education, 2007
Three questions are addressed here. First, why should theologians promote inter-connectedness in the Christian university? Interconnectedness is here understood as the promotion of dialogue between subject areas. Second, why is the promotion of interconnectedness problematical? Third, how might we conceive of this being done, in particular with…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Religious Education, Higher Education, Christianity
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Coakley, Sarah – Christian Higher Education, 2006
Theological studies as a discipline committed to religious practice has come increasingly under fire from both adherents of dispassionate "religious studies" and partisans of ecclesial communities. A false solution is on offer that also emphasizes religious practices; this move, however, reinscribes the problem it seeks to solve because of its…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Religion, Religious Education, Theological Education
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Patterson, James A. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This essay, utilizing the "kaleidoscope" image of historian Timothy Smith, reflects on issues affecting evangelical identity and boundaries in the major professional association for Christian higher education, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Since the CCCU was birthed by a smaller organization, the Christian College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Beliefs, Professional Associations