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Student Desire for On-campus Worship Facilities at Montclair State University


***** 1: Introduction

Statement of Problem

Research Questions

***** of Study

Chapter 2: Methodology

***** Review

Research Design

***** of Participants


***** or Assumptions

Data Processing and Analysis

Chapter 3: Proposed Conclusions


The primary purpose of this study is to examine the residential students at ***** State University's desire to have on-campus worship facilities. Currently, the worship opportunities at the university are limited to the celebration of Mass by ***** Chaplain ***** the Newman Catholic Center.

There ***** also a Campus Ministry, composed a number of ministers, ordained chaplains and advisors who represent several major denominations and who provide religious and spiritual guidance and support. These campus ministers form ***** ***** Ministry Council. There are also a ***** of student-led religious organizations that serve the needs ***** students on *****.

However diligent these efforts are, there ***** still not sufficient resources for worship opportunities ***** campus because of the lack of facilities. This unfortunately has ***** kept pace with the students' spiritual needs even though their educational needs are being met.

Montclair state University is a school that prides itself on being innovative and believes it offers rich ***** opportunities to its students. There ***** substantial *****ive literature that links the learning process and development ***** students' spiritual needs.

The purpose of this study is to show the string c*****nection between higher learning and spiritual endeavors. Students at Montclair ***** University need to ***** the option of pursuing some form ***** ***** enrichment on campus and need the proper facilities ***** pursue th*****.

It is *****e intent of th***** proposed study to identify *****e need for worship facilities and discuss the perceptions and attitudes regarding religious needs and educational ***** on campus.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Understanding ***** premise of this ***** requires having basic knowledge about ***** State University and its vision and mission ***** the ***** opportunities the school ********** for its students.

***** State *****, located in Montclair, New Jersey, was founded in 1908 in response to the grow*****g demand for teachers. It was the first teachers college ***** be accredited in 19*****7 and placed a strong emphasis on liberal arts and the sciences. In 1994, ***** ***** was selected to be a te*****ching university.

The school is the second largest in the ***** of ***** Jersey and *****fers an extensive undergraduate program. The primary goals of ***** ********** strategic plan and mission are (Montclair State University website):

***** be a recognized center ***** excellence in te*****ching and learning

To be a source of new knowledge and the application of knowledge

To provide expanded opportunities to students *****in a richly diverse setting

To ***** the facilities, equipment and funding to support the *****'s expansion

***** embrace the pervasive and transforming use of technology

To ***** a ***** for global study ***** understanding

***** foster a vibrant sense of community in which each student will be challenged to attain her or his full potential

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