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Published: 05 August 2010

472 Pages


ISBN: 9780199739042

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Catholic Higher Education

A Culture in Crisis

Melanie Morey and John Piderit,S.J.

  • Provides data from a previously unpublished study of 124 senior administrators at 33 Catholic colleges and universities across the United States focused on the Catholic character, identity and mission of these institutions and what role it plays in the work lives of these administrators
  • Offers the first in-depth cultural analysis of the Catholic character and identity of Catholic colleges and universities
  • Develops four distinct models of Catholic colleges and universities and analyzes religious cultural adequacy.
  • Analyzes two distinct approaches to leadership at Catholic colleges and universities that can be effective and applies them to particular challenges institutions face.
  • The book develops "principles for perilous times " that must be considered when confronting cultural change.
  • The book offers distinct policy packages that can be adopted to enhance religious culture at Catholic colleges and universities.

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