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The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities seeks to provide timely, reliable, useful, and thought-provoking information about Catholic higher education. Visit our online store to browse our titles and see what's new.

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CIT Principles


Looking to better understand the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: What is it? How can it make the work of faculty and staff more meaningful? How can today’s scholars carry on and enrich this centuries-old tradition? Learn about 9 core principles – including faith and reason, the power of beauty, and the dignity of the human person – and how the richness and diversity of Catholic higher education bring them to life. Whether your work centers on the social sciences, natural sciences, or other discipline, The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Core Principles offers a framework for deeper fulfillment and meaning. Quantity discounts available!



Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs in Catholic Higher Education. This second edition offers an overarching vision of student affairs at Catholic colleges and universities; includes diagnostic questions for each of the 8 principles. Purchase 20 or more copies for your campus and receive a 15% discount!  Visit our online store to order copies now.




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A Mission Officer Handbook: Advancing Catholic Identity and University Mission, vol. I (2014)
This first volume of A Mission Officer Handbook contains wisdom and insights from 40 authors on the role of the mission officer and effective practices used at Catholic colleges and universities to advance mission and identity.

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A Mission Officer Handbook, Vol. 2

A Mission Officer Handbook: Collaborating with Partners, vol. II (2015)
This invaluable guide addresses the numerous and varied roles of the mission officer as they relate to collaboration with those inside and outside the campus. Authors focus on ways for the mission officer to collaborate and animate mission within academics, student and alumni affairs, campus ministry, the community, and more. In addition, a section is dedicated to mission accountability, a contemporary issue for every higher education institution looking to renew its accreditation.

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Journal of Catholic Higher Ed

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