Promoting Co-curricular Learning Success: How Sharing Assessment Results Can Strengthen On-campus Credibility and Help Recruit Students

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Promoting Co-curricular Learning Success: How Sharing Assessment Results Can Strengthen On-campus Credibility and Help Recruit Students Ken Waters, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism, Pepperdine University Elizabeth R. Smith, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism, Pepperdine University Abstract This paper examines the assessment procedures used for the extracurricular student newsroom at one small, liberal arts, Christian university. The assessment of this student newsroom …

Faith as Foundational: A Holistic Approach to Faith and Learning Integration

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Faith as Foundational: A Holistic Approach to Faith and Learning Integration Jeremy Osborn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication, Cornerstone University Keywords: Holistic Faith Integration, Becoming, Application in Action. Cite as: Jeremy Osborn, “Faith as Foundational: A Holistic Approach to Faith and Learning Integration,” Journal of Christian Teaching Practice, 5(1), 2018, https://www.theccsn.com/faith-as-foundational-a-holistic-approach-to-faith-and-learning-integration/ Introduction Most of my life in academia has been spent at institutions …

Faith Integration as Servant Leadership in the Communication College Classroom

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Faith Integration as Servant Leadership in the Communication College Classroom Kevin T. Jones, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Arts, George Fox University Abstract: The integration of faith and learning is often misunderstood. While the phrase is often used in Christian college circles, defining the phrase has proven challenging at times. While students may think it is just praying before class, there …

Faith Integration as Identity

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Faith Integration as Identity Jonathan Pettigrew, Ph.D. Arizona State University, Assistant Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Introduction Immediately after completing my undergraduate psychology degree from a small state school in Texas, I moved across the country to Indiana. Licensed as a minister and commissioned as a missionary, I began working as a Christian campus minister at a large, …

In It with Them: Embracing Process and Authenticity as Transformational Points of Connection

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In It with Them: Embracing Process and Authenticity as Transformational Points of Connection Richard K. Olsen, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Associate Professor and Department Chair Introduction The essay is as much a confessional as a guide. Sharing my account of integrating and negotiating my personal faith journey with what I believe is my calling to teach at a …

Co-Creating Spaces as a Faith Integration Strategy

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Co-Creating Spaces as a Faith Integration Strategy Douglas L. Kelley, Ph.D. Arizona State University, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences Introduction I have been a scholar, of sorts, for over thirty years. It has been a mostly marvelous time of engaging students and ideas through teaching and writing. I have taught and written at community colleges, at private Christian liberal …

“Dancing Lessons”: Using a Dialogic Text to Promote Racial Awareness and Reconciliation

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“Dancing Lessons”: Using a Dialogic Text to Promote Racial Awareness and Reconciliation John Hatch, Ph.D. Eastern University, Chair, and Professor of Communication Studies. Abstract:  The Christian college classroom provides a pivotal environment for raising awareness of systemic racial injustice and the need for interracial reconciliation. For Euro-American students, however, being confronted with a racialist legacy tends to evoke social pain …

Kenneth Burke and Celebrity Hierarchy (2015)

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Motivations for Reading the Left Behind Book Series: A Uses and Gratifications Analysis Introduction Religious fiction includes “novels about clergy and religion as well as novels of personal salvation” (Henry, 1995, p. 244) and is a genre that has morphed into various distinct categories, such as romance, apocalyptic fiction, or apocalyptic narratives. The sixteen-book series known as Left Behind, which …