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Catholic Women's Colleges in America by Tracy Schier,Cynthia Russett

By Tracy Schier,Cynthia Russett

More than a hundred and fifty faculties within the usa have been based by means of nuns, and over the years they've got served many constituencies, environment a few academic traits whereas reflecting others. In Catholic Women's faculties in America, Tracy Schier, Cynthia Russett, and their coauthors offer a accomplished historical past of those associations and the way they met the demanding situations of broader academic switch. The authors discover how and for whom the universities have been based and the function of Catholic nuns of their founding and improvement. They learn the roots of the founders' spirituality and schooling; they speak about curricula, management, and scholar lifestyles. they usually describe the adjustments brought on via either the church and society starting within the Sixties, while lowering enrollments led a few schools to pick out coeducation, whereas others restructured their curricula, partnered with different Catholic schools, built really good courses, or sought to expand their base of funding.

Contributors: Dorothy M. Brown, Georgetown collage; David R. Contosta, Chestnut Hill university; Jill Ker Conway, Massachusetts Institute of know-how; Carol Hurd eco-friendly, Boston university; Monika okay. Hellwig, organization of Catholic faculties and Universities; Karen Kennelly, president emerita of Mount Saint Mary's university, la; Jeanne Knoerle, president emerita of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods collage; Thomas M. Landy, university of the Holy go; Kathleen A. Mahoney, Humanitas beginning; Melanie M. Morey, management and Legacy affiliates, Boston; Mary J. Oates, Regis collage; Jane C. Redmont, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; Cynthia Russett, Yale college; Tracy Schier, Boston College.

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