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Obenchain, Alice M.; Johnson, William C.; Dion, Paul A. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Relative to the many types of higher education institutions, Christian institutions face extreme operating conditions. Specifically, they are highly tuition dependent, face extreme pressure for funding, and struggle to preserve the history, tradition, and distinctive cultures of their organizations (Dockery and Gushee, 1999). At the same time,…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Cultural Influences
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Schaffer, Regan Harwell – Christian Higher Education, 2004
The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to develop a working definition of service-learning, identify the best practices of service-learning in the context of Christian colleges and universities and, based upon that information, develop a model for replication. The study undertaken included: (a) examination of the findings of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Service Learning, Guidelines, Content Analysis
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Gray, Jennifer; Garner, Linda; Snow, Diane; Wright, Kathy – Christian Higher Education, 2004
To care for the whole person, nurses must provide spiritual care (Narayanasamy, 1995; Wright, 1998). The inability to consistently and effectively provide spiritual care has been linked to the lack of educational preparation in our basic nursing programs (Govier, 2000; Piles, 1990). This lack of preparation is unacceptable because patients…
Descriptors: Nurses, Caring, Religious Factors, Nursing Education
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Meyer, Albert J.; Sikkink, David H. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
The relationship between growth and financial strength in a group of colleges and universities generally interested in enrollment growth was studied. Contrary to the conventional wisdom among administrators, it was found that institutions characterized by greater enrollment growth in a given year were not characterized by more positive subsequent…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Relationship, Enrollment
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Starcher, Richard L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Over the years, thousands of students have left Africa to pursue theological doctorates in Christian institutions of higher learning around the world. The study reported in this paper endeavored to understand their experiences and articulate their needs and aspirations. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 23 African students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory
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Waller, Sharon K.; Waller, Lee Rusty – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Texas Baptists have long valued education for their pastors. The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) has over a hundred years of involvement in the support of seminaries for the training of pastoral staff. This long and rich history has led to the establishment and operation of eight regionally accredited affiliate universities offering…
Descriptors: Christianity, Protestants, Clergy, Educational Quality
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Moreton, April L.; Newsom, Ron W. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Women account for over 50% of all undergraduates, and one third of all faculty in the United States (American Council on Education, 2000; National Center for Educational Statistics, 2000). But in 1995 women held only slightly more than 16% of chief executive positions in higher education in the U.S. (L. Knopp, 1995). B. D. Cejda, W. B. Bush, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Deans, Individual Characteristics
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Saggio, Joseph J. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
The legacy of Christian higher education for Native Americans has been one of misunderstanding and missed opportunities since England's King James I decreed that an institution should be provided to educate the children of the Indians encountered by the Jamestown settlers in the early seventeenth century. This article briefly surveys the history…
Descriptors: Higher Education, American Indians, Christianity, Educational History
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