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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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Rine, P. Jesse – Christian Higher Education, 2019
In recent years, concerns regarding runaway college tuition and student loan debt have risen to the forefront of the public consciousness, undermining confidence in the value of a college degree. Ironically, the very issue that is now causing such alarm--high tuition--has been a signature feature of the financial model intentionally employed by…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Student Financial Aid
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Lang, Justin A.; Yandell, Lonnie – Christian Higher Education, 2019
This theoretical essay explores the ways predominantly White institutions (PWIs) "speak" about race and diversity as providing frameworks through which the campus racial environment is perceived and enacted. The major premise is that diversity language functions to conceal operations of systemic racism on campuses, producing inaction…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Religious Factors, Cultural Pluralism
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Broer, Nico A.; Hoogland, Jan; van der Stoep, Jan – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The process of global modernization has reached a new phase. In many parts of the world, societies have become so complex that the logic that characterized first modernity no longer works. Simultaneously, societies are confronted by huge and complex side effects of modern rationality, such as climate change, migration influx, global inequality,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Higher Education, Christianity
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Hanesová, Dana; Hanes, Pavel – Christian Higher Education, 2017
To understand the concept of "Christian vocation" within the context of higher education in a postcommunist society, reflection on its communist and postcommunist history is necessary. Thus, the authors first present an analysis of Eastern Europe's Marxist past, specifically focusing on the external and internal impact of that past on…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Vocational Education, Social Systems
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Roels, Shirley J. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Theologies of vocation are essential in order to explore questions of purpose, values, and direction with college and university students. Given that educational institutions have embedded values and perspectives, some higher education cultures are more effective than others in fostering a student's sense of life calling. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges, Institutional Mission, Profiles
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Hulme, E. Eileen; Groom, David E., Jr.; Heltzel, Joseph M. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The challenges facing higher education continue to mount. The shifting of the U.S. ethnic and racial demographics, the proliferation of advanced digital technologies and data, and the move from traditional degrees to continuous learning platforms have created an unstable environment to which Christian higher education must adapt in order to remain…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges
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Reynolds, John; Wallace, Jon – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The focus of this article centers on three specific themes of disruption that are likely to affect the future of Christian higher education. The first theme examines the juxtaposition of faith-based institutional identity and its influence on a post-modern society. The second theme explores the disaggregation of traditional faculty functions and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Student Characteristics
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Choi, Dosoung – Christian Higher Education, 2015
As Korean, Japanese, and Australian universities see declining birthrates and a tapering off of the percentage of national age cohorts heading to universities, increased enrollments of international students are being pursued. As demographic changes force these universities to attract students from abroad, the globalization trend is also an…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Asian Studies, Global Education, Church Related Colleges
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Logan, Jerry; Curry, Janel – Christian Higher Education, 2015
The debate about the effectiveness of the liberal arts curriculum is centuries old, but recent financial and social pressures have placed the survival of the liberal arts in the United States at even greater risk. Using Kimball's (1995) notion of the oratorical and philosophical traditions of liberal education, this article first identifies the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Global Approach, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends
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Moser, Drew – Christian Higher Education, 2014
This article explores the historical roots of Ernest Boyer's impact on Christian higher education in the United States. Boyer's stints as a student at two Christian colleges (Messiah College in Pennsylvania and Greenville College in Illinois) and his first faculty and administrative posts at Upland College in California were significant…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Educational History, Private Schools
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Alleman, Nathan F. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Over the past several decades, research on faculty work life has shed new light on inclusion and exclusion experiences of traditionally underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, and contingent employment faculty. This study expands on this prior research by investigating a unique segment of faculty members: those whose…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty Workload, Minority Group Teachers
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Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This article examines today's functioning of Christian seminaries. In contemporary America, the overwhelming percentage of seminaries focus on student intellectual development and theological accuracy. The author observes, however, that such an emphasis is a major departure from seminary historical practices in the United States and is contrary to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Education, Theological Education, Christianity
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Robinson, David W. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The movement of the Germanic peoples from the barbaric state that the Romans found them in during the days of Julius Caesar to the highly civilized and educated condition of today is a long and complex history. At the heart of that development over the centuries was first the shift to Roman culture; then the slow adoption of Roman Catholicism and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, Protestants, Role
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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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