- The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education
- Religion, Privatization, and American Educational Policy
- Secularism and Religion in American Education
- Pluralism in Religion and American Education
- Religious Literacy in American Education
- Religious Liberty in American Education
- Democracy, Religion, and American Education
- Faith Development
- Moral Education
- Religious Education in the Traditions
- Religious Education Between the Traditions
- Private Religious Schools
- Religion and Homeschooling
- Public Funding of Private Religious Schools
- Religiously Affiliated Charter Schools
- Law and Religion in American Education
- Religious Expression in Public Schools
- Religion and the Public School Curriculum
- The Bible and American Public Schools
- Religion, Extracurricular Activities, and Access to Public School Facilities
- Religious Freedom, Common Schools, and the Common Good
- Religion in Mainline and Independent Private Higher Education
- Evangelical Higher Education
- Catholic Higher Education
- Religion and Spirituality in Public Higher Education
- Theological Education
- Religion, Spirituality, and College Students
- Religion, Spirituality, and College Faculty
- Teaching Religious Studies
- Teaching About Religion Outside of Religious Studies
- Campus Ministry
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This chapter provides an overview of Catholic higher education in the United States, primarily the major themes that have developed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It covers the history and development of these institutions, including general characteristics and trends related to students, faculty, and leadership. The authors describe the distinctive mission of Catholic higher education to support both intellectual development and faith formation among students. Special attention is given to those staff responsible for implementing this reality: Student Affairs staff, mission officers, and campus ministry staff. The authors analyze some of the major challenges confronting contemporary Catholic higher education.
Michael Galligan-Stierle , president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), has over forty years of experience in higher education and various ministerial settings. The primary focus of his work has been in higher education and ministry with young adults as a campus minister, a religious studies professor, a seminary instructor, and a graduate ministry internship director. His 1996 book The Gospel on Campus is viewed as a standard for Catholic campus ministry in the United States. His book Promising Practices: Collaboration Among Catholic Bishops and University Presidents highlights proven ways that bishops, diocesan agencies, and Catholic colleges and universities collaborate. Michael holds a PhD in Sacred Scripture, an MA in Psychology, and an MA in Theology.
Paula Moore, associate vice president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, has overseen all communications for the association, including its marketing, publications, website, and media relations, since joining the staff in 2011. She had previously been at the American Council on Education for eleven years, serving most recently as its director of publishing. There, Moore oversaw the organization’s publications and worked on promoting and branding the association. She directed its trademark and copyright program, instituting an intellectual property protection program. Prior to 2000, Moore worked as a magazine and trade press writer and editor for more than a decade. She was a finalist in 1996 for the Jesse H. Neal Awards, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism.
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