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Enhancing Religious Identity: Best Practices from Catholic Campuses

by John R Wilcox and Irene H King Georgetown Univ Press
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Catholic colleges and universities have achieved a prestigious place in American higher education, but at the risk of losing their religious identity. This book confronts challenges facing all members of the college community, from presidents and trustees through the faculty and deans to student-life professionals, in making a renewed commitment to that mission.

Developing the vision of Catholic higher education expressed in the Vatican statement Ex Corde Ecclesiae, these essays provide a framework for enhancing Catholic identity across the campus and in the curriculum. The contributors address significant aspects of the culture of Catholic higher education in order to prescribe the best practices that can help colleges and universities maintain their distinctive religious character and ethical vision.

Foreword Monika K. HellwigPrefaceReligious Identity: A Critical Issue in Catholic Higher Education John R. WilcoxOverview: Defining a Catholic UniversityIntroduction Irene KingWhat Is a Great Catholic University? Richard A. McCormick, SJWhat Is Meant by a 'Catholic' University? Michael J. Lavelle, SJThe Sides of Catholic Identity James H. ProvostLeadership and the Board of TrusteesIntroduction Irene KingThe Moral Core of Trusteeship David H. SmithConflicting Basic Duties David H. SmithCentered Pluralism: A Report of a Faculty Seminar on the Jesuit and Catholic Identity of Georgetown University Bruce DouglassIntegrating Mission into the Life of Institutions Mary M. Brabeck, Otherine Neisler, and Nancy J. ZollersHiring Faculty for Mission: A Case Study of a Department's Search Joseph J. Feeney, SJ, Owen W. Gilman Jr., and Jo Alyson ParkerIs Jesuit Education Fulfilling Its Mission? Vincent J. Genovesi, SJThe Integrity of a Catholic Management Education Michael J. Naughton and Thomas A. BauschThe Faculty and the DisciplinesIntroduction Irene KingCatholic Higher Education: A Strategy for Its Identity John C. Haughey, SJThe Catholic University Project: What Kind of Curriculum does It Require? Stephen J. HeaneyEthics and Religion in Professional Education: An Interdisiciplinary Seminar James L. Heft, SMAcademic Freedom and the Catholic University: One Generation after Land O'Lakes Michael HollerichTeaching Sociology inthe Catholic University: Conflict, Compromise, and the Role of Academic Freedom William J. KinneyCatholic Studies at Catholic Colleges and Universities Thomas M. LandyCatholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas Don J. BrielGraduate Business Faculty in the Catholic University Raymond N. MacKenzieTheology and the Integration of Knowledge Terence L. NicholsIn the Beginning Was the Word Glenn A. SteinbergStudent LifeIntroduction Irene KingParadigms of Justice and Love Patrick H. ByrneUniversity-Community Collaborations: Shaping the Vision of Catholic Higher Education Karen Caldwell, Mary Domhidy, Sharon Homan, and Michael J. Garazini, SJMeasuring Moral Development: A College-Wide Strategy Margaret G. KenderMeeting Religious Diversity in a Catholic College Joan Penzenstadler Behavior to Consciousness...A Paradigm Shift Paul Stark, SJ Strategies for ChangeIntroduction Irene King A Most Promising Road to Take: The Values Program Process Donald J. Kirby, SJ Promoting an Ethical Campus Culture: The Values Audit John R. Wilcox and Susan L. Ebbs Index

''A helpful source of programmatic ideas for enriching Catholic higher education, and will surely be of interest to college administrators, faculty, and trustees alike.''—Thomas M. Landy, Founder, Collegium: a Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life

''A remarkable array of documents on Catholic higher education...Here we hear the constructive voices of people in the field, from trustees and presidents through theologians and business school teachers to student life professionals.''—David O'Brien, College of the Holy Cross
John R. Wilcox is chair and professor of religious studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. Irene H. King is director of the Community Partnerships and Service Learning program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Irene H. King is director of the Community Partnerships and Service Learning program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.