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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

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Ex Corde Ecclesiae And Catholic Higher Education In America, James A. Caridi Nov 2011

Ex Corde Ecclesiae And Catholic Higher Education In America, James A. Caridi

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This research assessed Ex Corde Ecclesiae within American Catholic higher education from the perspective of presidents and academicians who oversee or teach within theology or religious studies. Pope John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae outlines the theological essence of the Catholic University and details its specific responsibilities toward providing an authentic Catholic experience. It is valuable to examine whether Catholic postsecondary presidents and academicians believe their institutions are fulfilling these expectations.

Specifically, this research explored how presidents understand and value Ex Corde Ecclesiae and whether they believe their institution has achieved progress toward its prescribed norms. Similarly, this research ...