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Kelly, Conor – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
The humanities have long played a pivotal role in Catholic higher education but their prominence is under siege as part of a broader cultural skepticism about the value of the liberal arts. This article counteracts these trends by developing a theological defense of the humanities' pride of place in the Catholic university curriculum. Drawing on a…
Descriptors: Humanities, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Liberal Arts
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Wangard, Maureen – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
This paper, originally presented at the Land O' Lakes Symposium held at Saint Louis University on September 21, 2017, explores the roles of those who shaped the Land O' Lakes Conference in July 1967. It also examines the issues these leaders in Catholic higher education experienced that shaped the nature of the relationship between the Vatican and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Leadership Role, Religious Factors
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Williams, Savannah; Drexler-Dreis, Joseph – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
When upper-level theology courses are taught within a general education program at colleges and universities, instructors are often challenged to invite students, some of whom are committed neither to the discipline of theology nor to Christian faith, into a style of critical reflection that largely depends on both of these commitments. In a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theological Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Clark, Richard; McGinness, Anne; Menkhaus, James; Costigan, Andrew – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
Students who return from an immersion experience often report that it was "life-changing," but how do we know that students' lives have changed, especially when change is best measured several months or years after the immersion? Each year, 1.6 million Americans participate in short-term immersion experiences or missions outside the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development
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Folan, Peter; Turner, Robert – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
The Land O' Lakes Statement set the stage for dramatic changes in the life of Catholic colleges and universities. Not least among these changes was the introduction of primarily lay-led boards of trustees. In the 50 years since the statement's publication, these institutions have faced dwindling numbers within their sponsoring religious orders, as…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Governing Boards, Lay People
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Smith, Jimmy – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
This work discusses the effort to begin helping university students fulfill the university mission and core curriculum objectives through the Foundations of Sports Outreach course and the Sports Outreach Initiative at Gonzaga University. Guided by Catholic Social Teaching principles, the primary goal of the course was to provide a social…
Descriptors: Athletics, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Outreach Programs
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Jendzejec, Emily – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
This paper argues that creating intentional interfaith communities of practice on college campuses can encourage interfaith cooperation on campus and help form students to be interfaith leaders. Through analysis of the work of theorists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger on situated learning within communities of practice, the author explores the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intergroup Relations, Student Leadership, Religious Cultural Groups
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Prusak, Bernard G. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Catholic colleges and universities seek to transform the students who attend them. As the subtitle of this article indicates, this aspiration prompts some difficult questions. For example, just what is the warrant for an institution of higher learning to trifle, as one might put it provocatively, with people's hearts? After clarifying terms, the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Transformative Learning, Role of Education
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Hopkins, John P. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Eboo Patel proposes a meaning of interfaith conversation that can help guide Catholic universities in engaging students in meaningful interactions. This article aims to show how the Benedictine value of listening can inform Patel's meaning. Utilizing the philosophical hermeneutic tradition of Hans-Georg Gadamer, the author demonstrates that…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Religious Education, Hermeneutics
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Umhoefer, Gary – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Forming an authentic human community animated by the spirit of Christ entails teaching by both word and example. At Catholic institutions of higher education, these examples cannot be limited to classrooms and residence halls; students just as importantly learn from observing every day, spontaneous behaviors among all those employed at the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Interaction
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Kilcrease, Bethany – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
General education curricula at Catholic colleges ought to function as a training ground for refi ning the skills students will need to navigate a pluralist world. Students must, for instance, better understand existing social, political, and religious conditions around the world if they are to have the knowledge necessary to successfully negotiate…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Students, World Views, Protestants
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Rizzi, Michael T. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Many issues facing modern Catholic colleges and universities -- such as how to differentiate their curriculum from that of secular institutions, how to incorporate a Catholic perspective into professional education, and how to maintain a Catholic identity with a diverse student body -- are as old as the universities themselves. This article…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Educational History, Institutional Mission
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Hudson, Tara D.; Mack, Heather; Reed-Bouley, Jennifer; Rose, Margarita – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Catholic higher education aims to educate students about the Catholic Social Tradition, yet few resources exist to articulate specific learning goals and assess such learning. This article presents the process used by a multi-university team to validate a rubric intended to strengthen curricular and co-curricular student learning about the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Scoring Rubrics
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Prusak, Bernard G. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
After recounting the historical circumstances of the establishment of independent boards at Catholic colleges and universities, this paper considers the present conditions of boards at six Holy Cross institutions. Interviews and correspondence with the presidents of these institutions provided answers to a number of questions, including: How are…
Descriptors: Trustees, Church Related Colleges, Catholics, Religious Education
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Nickerson, Michelle; Dammer, Harry – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
This research offers insight into what undergraduates at five Catholic colleges and universities learned about Catholic Social Teaching (CST) during their college experience. The study used a purposive sample of twenty-six personal interviews with students who were exposed to CST either in the classroom or through some co-curricular activity. The…
Descriptors: Oral History, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Catholic Schools
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