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Rotman, Marco – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Recent contributions in the fields of psychology, sociology, and theology reveal opposing attitudes about the subject of calling or vocation with regard to one's work. Whereas psychologists have rediscovered the concept, theologians increasingly show reluctance to accept a vocational view of work. In offering an alternative perspective, this…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Psychology, Employment, Christianity
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Vos, Pieter – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Vocation, interpreted as the calling of every individual believer to serve God in ordinary life, has been an important feature of Protestantism. However, not only has the notion of vocation gradually disappeared from the late modern understanding of work and profession, the identification of vocation and work has also been criticized by…
Descriptors: Employment, Christianity, Philosophy, Protestants
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van Vuuren, Mark – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Two groups of people are particularly inclined to mention a calling when talking about their work motivation: those who are spiritual (because the concept of calling originated in the religious realm) and those in serving occupations (such as hospitals, schools, and nongovernmental organizations). Because Christian professors are in both groups,…
Descriptors: Motivation, Christianity, College Faculty, Aspiration
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Bechtold, John I. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
This article describes a course taught at a U.S. Christian college located in Pennsylvania that uses "high impact practices," as described by Kuh and O'Donnell (2013), to educate students about calling. The course, titled "Created and Called for Community," is required for all incoming first-year students in their second…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Religious Factors, General Education
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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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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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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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Ash, Allison N.; Clark, Karen; Jun, Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of White administrators in Christian higher education within the United States who were active in antiracism advocacy. A team of researchers employed narrative inquiry borrowing from grounded theory approaches and interviewed eight administrators from four member institutions of…
Descriptors: Whites, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Administrator Attitudes
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Wolff, Joshua R.; Kay, Theresa Stueland; Himes, H. L.; Alquijay, Jennifer – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Religion and spirituality are important in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Although TGNC students can make unique contributions to Christian colleges and universities (CCUs), many individuals who identify as both religious and TGNC report rejection from nonaffirming religious communities that view TGNC…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Sexual Harassment, Aggression
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Cliburn Allen, Cara; Alleman, Nathan F. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The scholarship regarding faith integration practice has largely focused on faculty work; however, the field faces a paucity of data-supported approaches to understanding faith integration in the work lives of administrators. In this qualitative study, we developed a conceptual model that employs the concept of praxis to analyze the process by…
Descriptors: Christianity, Student Personnel Workers, Qualitative Research, Religious Factors
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White, Bobbie Ann Adair; Pearson, Kerri; Bledsoe, Christie; Hendricks, Randy – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Transformational leadership is well documented in organizational and business literature. Classroom and faith-based applications are more recent phenomena. The authors of this mixed-methods study explored professor behaviors and characteristics perceived as transformational in students' faith and focused on transformational leadership in the…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty
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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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Wells, Cynthia A. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article argues that a coherent and inspired general education program, infused with a deliberate vision of the liberal arts, is crucial to the flourishing of Christian higher education. This article begins by describing the context and status of general education, emphasizing how this element of the educational program falls short in…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Higher Education, General Education
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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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Sriram, Rishi; McLevain, Melissa – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The future of Christian higher education is not certain, and faith-based institutions will need to continue to convince prospective students that the experiences they offer are worth the investment. What is missing in the discussion of what makes Christian higher education special is the transformational experience provided outside of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Campuses, Christianity
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