School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
CCCU, leadership, mission statement, first-generation college student
Educational Leadership | Higher Education
Meadows, Dawn B., "First-Year Student Leadership Readiness Among CCCU Member Institutions Citing Leadership in Their Mission Statement" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3349.
The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities has 121 members, 45 of which cite leadership as an institutional value within their mission statement; programs and curriculum are designed to help graduates attain this value as they earn a degree. Traditional-age, first-year students who enroll in these institutions may or may not hold the same view of leadership, based on past experience or training. As a new generation of students rises to enroll in these institutions, a consideration of the view of leadership held by both the institution, who have a specifically Christian worldview, and the students who enroll in them is appropriate. By comparing the view of leadership held by both institution and student, a clearer view of programming needs can be developed, in order to produce the graduate outcomes proposed by mission statements.