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Institutional Culture

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

in Catholic Higher Education

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305517
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784813 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195305515.003.0008
 Institutional Culture

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This chapter discusses how a pervasive institutional culture at Catholic colleges and universities has eroded in the absence of highly visible, knowledgeable, and committed nuns, brothers, and priests. It defines what a critical mass of knowledgeable and committed Catholic faculty members means for each of the four models of Catholic colleges and universities. It offers strategies for developing visible clusters of committed and knowledgeable faculty and administrators who can serve as religious cultural catalysts on each of the four types of campuses.

Keywords: Catholic; pervasive; knowledgeable; committed; visibility; catalyst; critical mass

Chapter.  14931 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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