Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Christian College Phenomenon

Joeckel, Samuel and Chesnes, Thomas, eds. The Christian College Phenomenon: Inside America's Fastest Growing Institutions of Higher Learning. Abilene, Tex.: Abilene Christian University Press, 2012.

Call No.: FDC 378.198 C462j

Publisher's Description: The Christian College Phenomenon explores the explosive growth over the last twenty years of institutions affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). While public institutions of higher learning in the United States experienced a 3% growth in enrollment from 1990-1996, CCCU institutions witnessed a 36.9% growth during that same period. And in 2006, enrollment over the previous year at public universities grew by 13% and at other private colleges by 28%, but enrollment at CCCU institutions rose by 70.6%.

Editors Thomas Chesnes and Samuel Joeckel have taken an empirical approach, surveying over 1900 professors at ninety-five CCCU colleges and universities and 2300 students at twenty different schools. The editors compiled responses to quantitative and open-ended questions on topics from pedagogy and politics to faith learning integration; they then made that data available to nearly thirty scholars who have turned their considered responses into chapters that are now organized into seven book sections, covering topics in gender, evolution, faith, learning, scholarship, and race/ethnicity.

Publisher's Book Page: http://www.bible.acu.edu/acupress/pg.asp?ID=77