Religion and Black Higher Education: Strategies for Partnerships between Churches and Church-related Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Citation: 
Strickland, Haywood. “Religion and Black Higher Education: Strategies for Partnerships between Churches and Church-related Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Tyler, TX: Texas College, 1998.
Abstract: 

This report explored the complex link between the church and Black higher education. It is an outgrowth of an earlier inquiry into contemporary issues in religion and Black higher education from the perspective of three primary constituent groups: (1) church leadership, (2) church-related historically Black colleges and universities and (3) educational agencies. The findings of this report were derived from open-ended interviews with the presidents of three church-related, historically Black colleges and universities. Four themes emerged from the interviews. They were: (1) the need for collaborative strategies for partnerships between churches and their related educational institutions, (2) the necessity of enhanced technology in the light of these institutions’ mission, (3) a more extensive articulation of the structural arrangements for partnerships between church and academy and (4) future funding priorities. A list of suggestions proposing further areas of research is provided at the conclusion of the report. (KH)

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