Samuel Schuman's administrative career included positions as chancellor of two state universities -- the University of Minnesota at Morris and the the University of North Carolina at Asheville. But he also served for a decade as a vice president for academic affairs (and for six months as acting president) of a religious institution, Guilford College.
A new movement is encouraging Christian colleges to embrace the teaching of evolution -- without giving up professors' or students' faith.
The financial climate is prompting many theological schools -- small, endowment-dependent institutions, many of them -- to consider mergers and other new ways of doing business.
When bishops and college presidents don't get along, things can get very complicated for those leading Catholic colleges.
Social justice matters get a fair amount of attention at colleges these days, often in the form of service learning or extracurricular activities. But at one Roman Catholic liberal arts college near Philadelphia, the very core of a new curriculum foregrounds the fact that justice does matter.
An evangelical college tries to define faculty rights to free inquiry in a way that celebrates its institutional mission.
Boston College adds Catholic imagery to all teaching spaces -- to the consternation of some professors.
Although not a member of the faith, Kent John Chabotar finds the role of silence and respect for minority opinions to be relevant in navigating college finances during the worldwide economic crisis.
Seton Hall's new curriculum entails signature courses tied to the institution's religious mission, plus a deliberate focus on "proficiencies" across the disciplines.