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Hammond, Michael D. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is the most successful higher education organization to emerge from the modern American evangelical movement. Especially within the context of the United States, higher education has been a key element of neo-evangelicalism since the 1940s. Rather than choosing "between"…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Christianity, Religious Factors
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Poppinga, Amy; Larson, Marion; Shady, Sara – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The demographic composition of students and employees at many Christian colleges and universities in the United States does not reflect the growing religious diversity of the twenty-first century. While Christian higher education provides a valuable space for students to grow in faith and prepare for lives of service to others, many students leave…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Intergroup Relations
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Glanzer, Perry L.; Cockle, Theodore F.; Graber, Britney; Jeong, Elijah; Robinson, Jessica A. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Throughout American history, scholars called Christian higher education by other names. They used terms such as "denominational," "sectarian," "church-related," "church-sponsored," "church-based," and "church-affiliated" higher education to describe Christian higher education. What these…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Carter, Jennifer L. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Of the 900 religiously affiliated colleges and universities in the United States, a sizable portion (approximately 118) are members of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). As members of the CCCU, these institutions have a shared commitment to the academic and spiritual development of their students. However, relatively few…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Longitudinal Studies, Spiritual Development
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Carter, Jennifer L. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This article is the second in a two-part series and focuses on the predictors of religious struggle among students attending evangelical institutions. Of the 900 religiously-affiliated colleges and universities in the United States, a significant portion of institutions (approximately 118) are members of the Council for Christian Colleges &…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Student Attitudes
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Long, D. Stephen – Christian Higher Education, 2018
What does it mean to be a community in right relation with each other? That question, as well as a partial answer found in Taylor University's Life Together Covenant, still bear the marks of Wesleyan evangelical convictions. Exploring those convictions shines light for us on why this question and Taylor's covenant matter for Taylor University and,…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Religious Factors, Beliefs
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Best, Neil A.; Jun, Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Victims and survivors of sexual violence are sometimes blamed for the assault because of irrelevant factors such as how much they had to drink or what they wore. Research has indicated that conservative religious beliefs increase the prevalence of victim blaming. In order to see if this pattern extended to college administrators, we used a…
Descriptors: Victims, Rape, Trauma, Fatigue (Biology)
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Lewing, Morgan; Shehane, Melissa – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Service-learning is a high-impact educational practice that benefits the community, the university, and students (Jacoby, 2015). It also represents an educational practice that specifically supports the integration of Christian thought and action within Christian institutions (Schaffer, 2004). The purpose of the study was to determine the level of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, College Students
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Rose, Stephanie Firebaugh; Firmin, Michael W. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article presents a case study of Bob Jones University (BJU), a fundamentalist Christian institution located in South Carolina that is known within the context of U.S. higher education for its conservatism on multiple levels. Our analysis traces the beliefs of the institution's founder and subsequent leaders, in addition to particular…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Dating (Social), Regional Characteristics
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Rugyendo, Medard – Christian Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the role of Uganda Christian University (UCU) in devising strategies for the sustenance of Christian faith in one's career for the betterment of the society despite its social ills. The current theme of UCU is "A Complete Education for a Complete Person." As a Christian university, UCU seeks to provide a positive…
Descriptors: Career Development, Change Strategies, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Esqueda, Octavio Javier – Christian Higher Education, 2014
The integration of faith and learning is regarded to be a primary distinctive of Christian higher education, yet this terminology conveys a false dichotomy. The frequent call for integration suggests that the Christian faith and learning belong to different areas of knowledge and practice; consequently, there is a need for bringing the two realms…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Religious Factors, Biblical Literature
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Gould, Paul – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Christian scholars inhabit at least two communities: the community of Christians and the community of scholars. Each community has its own distinctive set of beliefs, practices, and criteria for membership. To avoid incoherence, the Christian scholar seeks to understand the relationship between the two communities. The Christian, we are told, must…
Descriptors: Christianity, Scholarship, Intellectual Disciplines, Constructivism (Learning)
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Tolbert, Dawn – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Modern higher education includes student-consumers who shop for educational opportunities and institutions that actively market themselves. This study examined the marketing of faith-based institutions to determine how faith-related missions are reflected in the printed recruitment materials, Web sites, and admissions portals of the 112 member…
Descriptors: Marketing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Christianity
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Swenson, John Eric, III; Schneller, Gregory R.; Henderson, Joy Ann – Christian Higher Education, 2014
People tend to evaluate themselves more favorably than they evaluate others, a tendency that is known as the better-than-average effect (BTA effect; Alicke, 1985; Brown, 1986). In an attempt to demonstrate the concept of the BTA effect, a classroom exercise was conducted with 78 undergraduate students in an "Introduction to Psychology"…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Interpersonal Relationship, Beliefs, Religious Factors
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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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