Journal of Catholic Higher Education

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The Journal of Catholic Higher Education (JCHE) is the peer-reviewed, semiannual journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. It is the only international journal dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic higher education in the United States and around the world.

NewNow Available: Volume 33, Number 2

Catholic colleges and universities share the goal of "developing the whole person," a reference to assisting students as they grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. This goal is rooted in Ex corde Ecclesiae, in which Saint Pope John Paul II made it clear that the Eros of the mind is not the only outcome to be expected from a Catholic education. The new edition of JCHE features articles that explore this idea and highlight examples of developing the whole person from within and across Catholic higher education.

Abstracts of all articles, as well as the full Introduction. are viewable without a password. Users must log in to read full articles.

In the new issue:

Cultivating Compassion: Rhetoric or Reality?
by Michael Lovette-Colyer

Service Learning and the Core Curriculum: Two Models for Doing Theology as Service Learning in the Core
by Christopher McMahon

Moving Beyond Boycotts: Strategies for Shared Responsibility in the Collegiate Apparel Industry
by Scott P. Kelley

The Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities 1996–2009: Building a Community of Practice
by Sandra M. Estanek

Examining the Influence of Campus Leadership Programs at a Catholic University
by Rich Whitney and Ellen Meents-DeCaigny

The Transformative Nature of Peer Ministry Programs at Catholic Colleges and Universities: Present Realities
by Helen M. Wolf

Student Perception of and Role in Determining Catholic Identity
by Jason King


Subscribers can access journal content online, through the Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library. User registration is required, and you must be a subscriber (or at an ACCU member institution) to read full articles online. Nonsubscribers may access abstracts. Access to the journal's forerunner, Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, is also available through the Falvey Library site. Digitization is ongoing; check back frequently as the collection expands.


To order a subscription to JCHE, please contact The cost for readers at ACCU member institutions is $25 per issue or $50 for an annual subscription, plus shipping and handling; non-members pay $30 per issue or $60 for an annual subscription, plus shipping and handling. Please note that member institutions automatically receive three copies as a benefit of membership: one for the president, the board of directors, and the campus library.

Manuscript Submissions and Peer Review

JCHE uses the manuscript submission and editing system of EJPress. This system provides the tools needed to efficiently manage JCHE's manuscript submissions, expanded peer-review cohort, and double-blind peer-review process.

  • AuthorsPlease submit manuscripts via our online submission system. Visit our EJ Press webpage to read author instructions, create an account, and submit your manuscript electronically. 
  • Peer Reviewers: If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please visit our EJ Press webpage to read reviewer instructions, and create a username and password. Please fill in your contact information, as well as your areas of expertise. If you are already among our peer reviewers, you can use your username and password to log in to EJPress at any time. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers here for both authors' and peer reviewers' most frequent questions.

Information for Authors:

  • Call for Articles
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines
  • Journal Audience
  • Style and Format
  • Author Style Guide
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Peer Reviewers:


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