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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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Longman, Karen A.; Anderson, Patricia S. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article presents a discussion of the gender imbalance in senior-level leadership roles within the U.S. member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), highlighting data across the last two decades. The underrepresentation of women in this sector is placed within a theological context and is compared with…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Leadership Role, Women Administrators
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Dockery, David S. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article does not attempt to address the many and varied changes currently facing Christian higher education, but seeks to provide a framework for thinking about the future that is grounded in the church's heritage and tradition. Believing that the secular culture is indifferent to the Christian faith and that the Christ world tends to be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Traditionalism, Institutional Mission
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a…
Descriptors: Religion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Ash, Allison N.; Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This study explored the predictors of success among 1,536 students of color from 12 Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) member institutions. Student success was measured by examining students' intent to graduate along with the degree to which they were thriving intellectually, socially, and psychologically. The study utilized…
Descriptors: Christianity, Predictor Variables, Spiritual Development, Minority Group Students
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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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Otto, Patrick; Harrington, Michael – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The Christian university has a distinct responsibility to provide an environment devoted to the spiritual formation of students. Spiritual formation is not to be viewed as the only important goal of the university, thereby sacrificing intellectual or relational development, but rather spiritual formation is the aggregate "product" of the…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education
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McEwen, Rhonda M.; Herman, Wayne R.; Himes, Brant M. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article examines how an orientation toward "hope" can guide institutions of higher education in achieving their ultimate purpose of providing education for the common good of society. In today's cultural context, colleges and universities must navigate a multitude of challenges and competing philosophies, many of which question the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Cultural Influences, Biblical Literature, Cultural Context
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Decker, Allyn; Hawkins, Greg – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to better understand the variety of student and faculty global learning and development programs by member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), and what motivated the creation of these types of programs. Although various forms of global engagement programming were examined,…
Descriptors: Universities, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Interviews
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Daniels, Jessica R. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Numerous studies have identified a positive correlation between employee engagement and overall organizational performance. However, research on employee engagement specifically within higher education is limited, and even less attention has been focused on engagement within the context of Christian higher education. An exploratory comparative…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Employee Attitudes
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Alleman, Nathan F.; Robinson, Jessica A.; Leslie, Elizabeth A.; Glanzer, Perry L. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Decades of student persistence and retention literature has brought to light factors of social, academic, and religious fit that influence a student's decision to remain at or depart from an institution. At Christian institutions, increasing student pluralism raises the likelihood that students will not fit religiously. This qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Personality Theories, Christianity, Religion
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Kaak, Paul – Christian Higher Education, 2016
The following article lays out the rationale and vision for a new section of "Christian Higher Education" focused on academic faith integration. The section editor provides a brief history of this central aspect of Christian higher education, including some of the opportunities, challenges, and critiques expressed within the scholarly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Spiritual Development, Christianity, Educational Opportunities
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Herr, Meryl A. C. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Institutions of Christian higher education are charged with helping students steward their current callings and prepare for future callings (Plantinga, 2002). Subjective knowledge, or knowledge of self, plays an important role in this sort of vocational discernment. John Dirkx's "soul work" can help educators lead their students to a…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Christianity, Self Concept, Higher Education
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Vespone, Brianna M. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
College can be a challenging time for young adults, as many are experiencing life on their own for the first time, adjusting to new lifestyles, new social groups, and new ways to express themselves. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) college students, the challenges are increased as they face harassment, discrimination, and…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Sexual Identity
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Smith, Marquita; Mamiseishvili, Ketevan – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This case study research project examined efforts at three member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), all located in the southern United States, to increase faculty diversity. The study also explored how these efforts related to institutional mission and what aspects within the history of evangelicalism…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
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