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Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit


Relying on empirical evidence from a national study of senior administrators at Catholic colleges and universities across the United States, this book defines the critical religious identity and mission issues facing Catholic colleges and universities as they look to the future. It analyzes and addresses these issues using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture. Adopting cultural concepts of “distinguishability” and “inheritability”, the book provides four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate and successfully compete as religiously ... More

Keywords: Catholic, identity, culture, distinguishability, inheritability, models, policy, nuns, knowledge, commitment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305517
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195305515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie M. Morey, author
NarrowGate Consulting

John J. Piderit, author
Catholic Education Institute
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