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The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Core Principles for the College or University

Looking to better understand the Catholic Intellectual 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!

Available in print or PDF.

$15 (members)
$18.75 (non-members)


CIT Principles

Institutional Principles for Catholic Identity and Mission Assessment:
A Best Practices Guide

Use this clear and concise workbook across your campus to help you better understand assessment domains that are unique to Catholic higher education. Each of ten domains — including mission integration, leadership and governance, service to the Church and the world, and more — is defined, discussed, and accompanied by guiding questions. A complement to ACCU's Catholic Identity & Mission Assessment project, the guide is available for purchase in packages of 10 to promote sharing. The guide is also provided for free to institutions that sign up for the CIMA project.

$25 (members)
$30 (non-members)

Packet of 10:
$200 (members)
$240 (non-members)

CIMA Best Practices


Ministering to All:
Building a Spiritual Home for Hispanic/Latinx Students

With the growing number of Hispanic/Latinx Catholics in our country, it is a gospel imperative that we welcome all and honor their religious traditions. This publication suggests a number of practical ways that your campus can integrate Hispanic/Latinx traditions in order to embrace all students and provide for their unique spiritual needs.

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Choosing the Catholic University President:
A Resource for Boards, Religious Communities, and Search Firms

This white paper focuses on the distinct aspects of the presidential search process at a Catholic college or university. Essential reading for trustees, search committees, and search firms!

$12 (members)
$15 (non-members)



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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!  

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$15 (non-members)


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Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice (2017)
This book is designed to be a foundational text for student life practitioners at Catholic colleges and universities, examining what it means to integrate Catholic identity and university mission into the work of student affairs professionals. It includes theoretical, reflective, and practical perspectives.

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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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