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Coalition Administration/Development

Institutional Support/Development

Faculty/Administrative Development

Student Development

Other Activities/Interests/Involvement

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Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Records, 1973-2002 | Special Collections, Buswell Library

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

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Collection Overview

Title: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Records, 1973-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1983-1999

ID: SC/057

Primary Creator: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (1971-)

Extent: 21.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1999

Subjects: Christian education - United States., Church colleges, Church colleges - United States., Colleges and universities (Christian), Protestants, Protestants - Education (Higher) - United States.

Forms of Material: Administrative Records., Articles, Correspondence, Financial Records, Theses

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The CCCU collection at Wheaton College comprises an array of materials concerning the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in general, with particular focus on the various activities the organization has undertaken over the years to encourage the development of faculty and administrators (primarily through meetings, conferences, etc.) or students (through the Council's various study programs). The collection contains items dating from the mid-70s up to the late 90s, though the vast majority of records relate to the period stretching from the early to middle 80s up into the early 90s.

Much of the material can be classified as correspondence; among the many other types of documents included here are brochures, newsletters, formal papers, research reports, administrative and financial records, legal documents, and the occasional photograph.

The archivist has imposed on the collection its current arrangement in an attempt to make the clearest possible topical distinctions. The arrangement is largely by subject rather than type; many files contain a variety of the sorts of records mentioned above.

Biographical Note

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities has its roots in a perceived need for an association of Christ-centered colleges that would allow for closer collaboration among institutions across denominational lines. First proposed by the National Association of Evangelicals’ Commission of Higher Education, the Christian College Consortium came into being in July 1971, aided by a $300,000 grant from the Lilly Foundation and the able leadership of the Commission’s president Gordon Werkema.

The Consortium began with ten members; among its goals were the more effective integration of faith and learning, a cooperative effort to promote the cause of Christian higher education, and the development of domestic and international student programs. In 1975, a recommendation was made for a more broadly based organization. Its new activities would include monitoring legislation, judicial activity, and public opinion on matters affecting the freedom of Christian colleges, the development of unified positions on critical issues, and the development of an offensive position on potential erosions of religious and educational freedom within the Christian college movement.

In response to this recommendation, the Christian College Coalition was founded in September 1976. It had twenty-six members. For the first several years, the CCC was closely tied to the Consortium. It would not become incorporated as a separate entity until January 1982, and it would continue to share office space with its parent organization until 1990.

Werkema relinquished leadership of the CCC to John Dellenback in 1977; he remained president until 1988. During this time, the CCC worked to achieve significant expansion of programs and membership. Most notably, the Faith, Living, and Learning Institute was established (1979), publication of a handbook featuring member colleges was begun (published biannually after 1984), and the Latin American Studies Program became the CCC’s first overseas study program (1986). Membership grew to include 77 institutions.

After 1988, President Myron Augsburger gave the Coalition new focus: helping faculty and students develop a global understanding and a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity. A Minority Concerns Task Force was formed (1990), a series of think tanks to include issues concerning racial diversity was begun, and the Oxford (1990), Middle Eastern (1993), and Russian (1994) Studies Programs were added to the CCC repertoire. Fund raising became another emphasis as the Council worked to complete the National Capital Campaign (begun in 1987) and as funding from the Lilly Endowment made possible a project on “Increasing Fund Raising Effectiveness”.

From 1994 to the 2005, Robert Andringa, has led an effort to strengthen Council infrastructure and to increase awareness and build political/financial support for Christian higher education in evangelical circles. Activities have included the development of a Standing Policies Manual for clarifying organizational structure and a three-year study to assess the mission of church-related higher education. Several study programs for students were also started during this time, including Christian University GlobalNet (a distance education program), an Oxford Honors program, a semester-long China Studies program, and a semester-long journalism program based in Washington, D.C.

In 2006, after twelve productive years, Andriga retired to be succeeded by Paul R. Corts.

Subject/Index Terms

Christian education - United States.
Church colleges
Church colleges - United States.
Colleges and universities (Christian)
Protestants
Protestants - Education (Higher) - United States.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections, Buswell Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 21 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: The records of the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities gave its first donation of records to Wheaton College in 1999 with subsequent donations.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Records (SC-57), Wheaton College Special Collections, Wheaton, Illinois.

Other Note: The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities works with 101 member institutions to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and help institutions effectively integrate biblical faith, scholarship, and service. The records of the CCCU shed light on the organization itself and its various activities, such as conferences faculty and administrators, research projects to promote institutional development, and student study programs.

Other URL: http://www.cccu.org/


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Coalition Administration/Development],
[Series 2: Institutional Support/Development],
[Series 3: Faculty/Administrative Development],
[Series 4: Student Development],
[Series 5: Other Activities/Interests/Involvement],
[Series 6: Studies/Surveys],
[Series 7: Publications (Logistics/Advertising)],
[Series 8: Manuscripts],
[Series 9: Colleges and Universities],
[Series 10: Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN)],
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Series 6: Studies/SurveysAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Summary of Surveys of Member Schools for CCCU "Profile" (1998-2000)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Honors Programs at CCCU Institutions (1997)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Anderson Univ. -- Bethel Coll. (IN)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Bethel Coll. (MN) -- California Baptist Coll.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Calvin -- East Texas Baptist Univ.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Eastern College -- Eastern Nazarene Coll.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Evangel College -- Franciscan University of SteubenvilleAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Geneva CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): George Fox -- The King's UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Lee University -- Montreat CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Mount Vernon Nazarene -- Northwest Christian CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Northwestern Coll (IA) -- Palm Beach AtlanticAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Roberts Wesleyan -- Southern Nazarene UnivAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Sterling College -- Trinity International Univ.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Racial Harmony Survey (1997): Univ. of Sioux Falls -- William Tyndale Coll.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Admitted Students in Coalition Colleges: Who Shows -- Who Goes" (1996)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Supplemental Textbook Survey (1995) 1:2Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Supplemental Textbook Survey (1995) 2:2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Enrollment Trends Survey (1995)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cooperative Freshman Research Project (class of 1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): AndersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): AsburyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Azusa PacificAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Bethel (IN)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Bethel (KS)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Bethel (MN)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): BiolaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): CalvinAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Campbell/Central Wesleyan/Covenant/Dallas BaptistAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): DordtAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Eastern/ Eastern Mennonite/Erskine/Fresno PacificAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): GenevaAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): George FoxAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): GordonAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Goshen/Grace/ Grand Canyon University/Greenville/HoughtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): HuntingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): John Brown Univ.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Lee CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Le TourneauAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): MaloneAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): MessiahAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Mt. Vernon NazareneAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): North Park/Northwest Christian/Northwest/Northwest NazareneAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Northwestern (IA)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Northwestern (MN)/Nyack/Point LomaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Roberts WesleyanAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Seattle PacificAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Sioux Falls/Spring Arbor/Southern California Coll.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Southern Nazarene UnivAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Sterling/Tabor/Taylor/ Trevecca NazareneAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Racial/Ethnic Diversity College Profile Survey (1992): Trinity Christian/Trinity/ Trinity Western/Warner Southern/Western Baptist/WhitworthAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "The State of Scholarship at Evangelical Institutions: A Report on a Questionnaire to Faculty and Administrators" (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Attitudinal Study of Prospects, Inquirers, Nonmatriculants, and Matriculants" (Enrollment Management Consultants, 1986) 1:2Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Attitudinal Study of Prospects, Inquirers, Nonmatriculants, and Matriculants" (Enrollment Management Consultants, 1986) 2:2Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Survey of Audio-Visual Capabilities at Member Schools (1985)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: CCC Assessment Study (re: Potential & Readiness for ExpandedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Development Efforts) (Barnes & Roche, Inc., 1983)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Coalition Administration/Development],
[Series 2: Institutional Support/Development],
[Series 3: Faculty/Administrative Development],
[Series 4: Student Development],
[Series 5: Other Activities/Interests/Involvement],
[Series 6: Studies/Surveys],
[Series 7: Publications (Logistics/Advertising)],
[Series 8: Manuscripts],
[Series 9: Colleges and Universities],
[Series 10: Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN)],
[All]


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