The aforementioned canonical alienation brought about the most significant change, both positive and negative. Relying on a survey of 124 senior administrators, they clarify the issues, discuss the implications of their findings, and make concrete recommendations to which everyone interested in the subject should listen. Conclusion From the foundation of Georgetown University by Bishop John Carroll in 1791 to the present early 21st century, Catholic higher education in the United States has evolved from institutions for minims as a pipeline to seminary training and priesthood, to some nationally known institutions noted for both scholarship and state-of-the-art research. This book gets at all the right questions. First, I bought this at the bookstore because I saw the name of Father John Piderit, S. Wilber, review of The Ethical Foundations of Economics.
However, changes in Catholic doctrine since the 1960s have led to a crisis in the Catholic educational system, making it appear as an unstable and inconsistent source for religious education. Shea and David van Slyke Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999 , 185. Catholic higher education in the United States can rightly be proud of its progress, acceptance in the academy and general society, and, most especially, the millions of graduates who have made significant contributions to our world. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, March, 1994, B. Economic Journal, November, 1995, review of The Ethical Foundations of Economics, p. What constitutes a critical mass of committed and knowledgeable Catholics necessary to maintain religious identity? Theological Studies, March, 1994, Richard C.
Based on their research, Morey and Piderit describe the present situation and offer concrete suggestions for enhancing Catholic identity, culture, and mission at all Catholic colleges and universities. They provide four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate and successfully compete as religiously distinctive institutions in the higher education market. The book was well-written and easy for a non-Catholic like me to follow and not get lost. This book gets at all the right questions. That should not be the case. It is the mission of Catholic higher education collectively to say that, while the general goal of education —namely, to prepare young men and women to live productive lives in our society —is central, we can, and must do more. The authors stress the importance of collecting data about student experiences to evaluate their effectiveness.
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, November, 2007, John McDermott, review of Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis, p. This book makes a significant contribution to the discussion of Catholic higher education and should be read by administrators, church leaders, theologians, other faculty, and board members. To this end, we shall shrink from no sacrifice. Such an endeavor requires people of vision and courage to challenge a tidal wave of opposition which has grown higher and stronger over time. If I had a magic wand to wave, I would see to it that every faculty member and student in those institutions would also read and ponder it. To be effective they must have data concerning what students learn as well as about finances.
John Tracy Ellis published a seminal article that berated Catholic higher education for its failure to produce any number of notable scholars. Many people have strong - and strongly differing - opinions about the current state of Catholic higher education. In all regards, institutions do not define themselves by individual acts but by the patterns they establish. They derive criteria for identifying religious cultural crisis at institutions and provide specific policy proposals for enhancing religious culture. A Catholic education must enliven the head, but it also must transform the heart.
New York: Oxford University Press. Many people have strong - and strongly differing - opinions about the current state of Catholic higher education. Piderit was appointed vice president at Marquette University and served as president of Loyola University Chicago from 1993 to 2001. What are appropriate ways to engage the Catholic tradition across all sectors of university life? After identifying the content of the Catholic tradition - intellectual, moral, and social - the authors analyze present performance among institutions in all four models. Today Catholic colleges and universities are dealing with critical questions about what constitutes Catholic collegiate identity. While we prepare useful citizens for society, we shall, likewise, do our utmost to prepare citizens for heaven. In recent years there have been many controversies like the aforementioned ones at Notre Dame in 2006; in my opinion, this book should be used as a textbook for such cases, both by Catholic educators and the Catholic press.
The authors define the critical issues and analyze and address them by using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture. Danner, review of The Ethical Foundations of Economics. In Chapter six administrators emphasize the role of student culture in a holistic vision of education. Product Description Catholic higher education in the United States is undergoing dramatic changes, driven largely by the virtual disappearance of nuns, brothers, and priests from Catholic university campuses. They offer a creative suggestion for enabling speeches by those whose views are contrary to Catholic teaching to become opportunities to present and discuss it.
Worland, review of The Ethical Foundations of Economics, p. Exceptionally candid appraisals by administrators across a varied landscape attest that a cultural crisis is looming at a number of Catholic institutions. However, this progress has been achieved at a heavy and significant price, namely the diminution, or at worst, the loss of Catholic identity. He has served as campus minister for several institutions of higher learning, as well as teaching economics at Fordham University, and eventually going on to serve as an administrator at several universities, including Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was corporate vice president from 1990 to 1993, and Loyola University of Chicago, where he was president. The fact that Father Piderit is a Jesuit and is the former president of Loyola University in Chicago is irrelevant because a whole spectrum of religious congregations received equal attention in the book. Their contributions have been invaluable in transforming Catholic education, allowing it to compete and stand equal to, or in many cases, above, similar non-faith based institutions. Even more important, the Catholic tradition itself is sometimes taught from a dissenting standpoint, on the grounds that official dogma does not adequately reflect the modern human experience and, finally, because dogmatic claims themselves are simply unsustainable in the modern academy.
What is an appropriate level of knowledge and religious commitment for those who lead, govern, and teach at Catholic institutions and how do they acquire it? Morey is a writer and educator with strong ties to the Catholic Church and the Catholic education process. An exceedingly well-researched, straightforward, and balanced presentation, this book should be required reading for every administrator and trustee of every Catholic university and college in the country. She earned her undergraduate degree at in Northampton, Massachusetts, then went on to continue her education at Boston College, where she earned a master's degree in education, and ultimately the Graduate School of Education, earning a second master's and a doctorate. The general reader will find it tough going both because of the specialized language of the two disciplines and because it is so densely written. Catholic higher education in the United States is undergoing dramatic changes, driven largely by the virtual disappearance of nuns, brothers, and priests from Catholic university campuses.