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Armstrong Conn, Cameron; Kim, Young K. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
Utilizing data from the 2009 College Senior Survey, this study measured and compared social agency and civic awareness among undergraduate students enrolled at four types of institutions: Baptist, CCCU, Catholic, and nonsectarian. Comparisons were made through paired-sample t-tests and ANOVA analyses. A series of separate multiple regressions were…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, College Seniors, Student Surveys
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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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Lang, Charlotte S.; Holzmann, Gwetheldene; Hullinger, Hallett; Miller, Mary Lou; Norton, Timothy D. – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This study investigated how an authentic assessment program was used to examine student learning outcomes within the context of a Christian university's institutional mission, core values, and distinctive qualities. For the purposes of this study, an authentic assessment program is defined as assessing student-produced work within the context of…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Outcomes of Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Weeks, Matthew; Winningham, Katie James; Winningham, Brandon – Christian Higher Education, 2017
In this study, we investigated Benson, Donahue, and Erikson's (1993) concept of faith maturity as expressed by institutions of higher education (IHE) claiming religious affiliation. We examined the institutional mission statements of 87 schools affiliated with six Protestant denominations in search of evidence of their intention to develop the…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Correlation
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Pace, Adam C.; Greene, Joy; Deweese, Joseph E.; Brown, Dana A.; Cameron, Ginger; Nesbit, James M.; Wensel, Terri – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The objective of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to assess the attitude of student pharmacists toward prayer in general and in particular as it relates to their academic performance. To fulfill the study objective, faculty from seven colleges of pharmacy located at Christian universities collaboratively developed the Student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Christianity, Religious Factors, Pharmaceutical Education
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Starcher, Keith O. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
As the for-profit business model and a reliance on adjunct faculty continues to grow among faith-based institutions, little research exists on the differences in the characteristics of part-time online faculty in for-profit versus nonprofit environments that could provide guidance to administrators. This study utilized a descriptive,…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Part Time Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Rine, P. Jesse; Guthrie, David S. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Leaders of evangelical Christian colleges must navigate a challenging environment shaped by public concern about college costs and educational quality, federal inclinations toward increased regulation, and lingering fallout from the Great Recession. Proceeding from the premise that empirical analysis empowers institutional actors to lead well in…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Religious Education, Church Related Colleges
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Hahn, William; Fairchild, Chris; Childs, R. Joseph – Christian Higher Education, 2015
This study investigated differences in Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam (UCPAE) pass rates between candidates who graduated from Council for Christian Colleges & Universities member schools (CCCU-member) and candidates who graduated from institutions that are not CCCU members. The data set included 1,131 institutions (72,453…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Accounting
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Hilton, John, III; Plummer, Kenneth – Christian Higher Education, 2013
In an era in which part-time faculty are becoming a higher proportion of the teaching faculty on most campuses, this study addressed the question of whether student learning outcomes in religious education courses are significantly influenced by whether the instructor teaches in a full- or part-time capacity in the Department of Religion. We…
Descriptors: General Education, Religious Education, Outcomes of Education, Church Related Colleges
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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Olson, Chris G. – Christian Higher Education, 2011
This article presents some of the findings from a recent study on adult students (25 years and older) in Christian nontraditional programs and the implications these findings have for Christian higher education. One goal of the study was to develop a better understanding of adult spirituality. Utilizing a descriptive, cross-sectional survey…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Christianity, Higher Education, College Programs
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Firmin, Michael W.; Gilson, Krista Merrick – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Assessed were the mission statements of 107 member institutions of the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). The analysis was conducted on a microlevel via appraising the frequency of words used in the statements as well as the general constructs expressed. The respective mission statements were coded for content and common…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Position Papers, Consortia, Church Related Colleges
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Fledderjohann, Dennis – Christian Higher Education, 2010
This study provides a descriptive snapshot of high school students' home lives from their perspective as first-year college students as they attended a Bible college or Christian liberal arts college. The sample of over 2,300 surveys was collected annually for 14 years through selected freshmen courses, and the data reports on the frequencies of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Church Related Colleges, Family Environment, Liberal Arts
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Dahlvig, Jolyn – Christian Higher Education, 2010
This article provides a synthesis of cross-race mentoring research and fills some gaps in the literature by exploring the experiences of five African American women at a Christian, predominately white institution (PWI). The grounded theory study uses constant comparative analysis between the women's stories, existing research, and dialogue with…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, African American Students, Females, Comparative Analysis
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