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Paredes-Collins, Kristin – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Historically, Christian colleges and universities have struggled to incorporate racial and ethnic diversity into White and homogenous campuses. Research indicates that a positive racial climate is essential to promote spiritual growth for students from diverse backgrounds. As a result, diversity is a compelling interest for Christian institutions.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
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Drezner, Noah D. – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on philanthropic contributions to allow them to continue to provide high-quality education. Christian higher education is no different. African Americans give a larger percentage of their disposable income to nonprofits than any other racial group; this giving is primarily directed to the Black…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African Americans, Prosocial Behavior, Church Related Colleges
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Gliebe, Sudi Kate – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This paper explores the importance of emotional intelligence in Christian higher education. Specifically, it addresses possible implications between emotional intelligence skills and success in the areas of learning, mental health, and career preparation. The paper addresses the following questions: Is there a positive relationship between…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Empathy
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Lincoln, Timothy D. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Theological schools seek to educate both women and men to serve the church and promote the study of religion. This education involves constant messaging through multiple channels. This article explores the central messages received by theological students at one free-standing Presbyterian seminary in the United States. Women commonly reported two…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Gender Differences, Philosophy, Theological Education
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Droege, Jocelyn R.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Civic and political engagement may encourage individuals to make positive societal contributions and thus act as responsible and productive citizens. A positive relationship between civic/political engagement and the extent of one's faith-based beliefs and behaviors has been the basis for a growing field of research (e.g., Becker & Dhingra, 2001;…
Descriptors: College Students, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Powell, Elizabeth Sinclair; Tisdale, Theresa; Willingham, Michele; Bustrum, Joy; Allan, Claire – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This qualitative study involved conducting semistructured interviews with 12 students attending a Christian liberal arts college. The study sought to identify how students' Christian faith changes over the course of time they are attending college. The factors identified as potentially influencing changes in faith within students attending a…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Church Related Colleges, Liberal Arts, Gender Differences
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Woods, Robert H., Jr.; Badzinski, Diane M.; Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Yeates, Sarah E. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
A survey was administered to 451 undergraduate students at a private liberal arts Christian university to identify students' perceptions of the ideal professor. The survey revealed that the ideal professor places great emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, is flexible (and even easy), maintains high academic standards, encourages…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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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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Gliebe, Sudi Kate – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This article proposes five initiatives to foster emotional intelligence (EI) education throughout institutions of Christian higher education. Goleman (1995) identifies self-awareness, managing emotions, motivation, empathy, and social intelligence as the hallmark skills of emotional intelligence. The importance of mastering these skills and their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Mental Health Workers
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Burrell, Stacy M.; Heiselt, April K. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Crises, whether human or natural, occur on all college campuses. Extensive research has been conducted on crisis preparedness at four-year, nondenominational institutions. This study examined crisis preparedness at Christian institutions of higher education. The study examined the perspectives of presidents of Christian institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management
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Boden, Karen E. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
An unprecedented opportunity exists for Christian colleges and universities to utilize 21st-century technology and the impact of globalization to broaden the use of distance learning for missional purposes through their educational offerings. Some institutions offer open education that allows those with Internet access to take courses at no cost…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Influence of Technology
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Ecklund, Kathryn – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This paper is the first in a two-part series focused on first-generation college students (FGCS) in Christian colleges. It provides an overview of the literature regarding the pre-enrollment needs and experiences of these students and will be followed by a second article focused on the support needs and persistence of FGCS. Because much of the…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Student Diversity
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Raikes, Mark H.; Berling, Victoria L.; Davis, Jody M. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The cost of higher education continues to climb, while calls for increased institutional accountability and the value of a "four-year degree" are ever present. This research sought to identify factors by which consumers might predict four-year graduation rates at institutions within the CCCU. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis of data…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Time to Degree, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
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Swezey, James A.; Ross, T. Christopher – Christian Higher Education, 2012
In recent years the secularization of religious universities has become a popular topic of research and scholarship. One facet of secularizing processes is the effect of the pursuit of national reputations by these institutions on their religious identity. A neglected aspect of this research is faculty perception. This study examines the issue as…
Descriptors: Reputation, Church Related Colleges, Conflict, Data Analysis
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St. John, Edward P.; Parrish, Dan – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The secularization of higher education has created a complicated context for discourse about religion and spirituality in most public and some private universities. Yet the growing orientation toward spirituality and faith among undergraduates calls for a renewed openness to matters of beliefs and values in college classrooms, a topic addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Religion
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