This is a case study of the historical development of a private Christian faith-based school of higher education in post-Soviet Russia from its conception in 1990 until 2006. This bi-national school was founded as the Russian-American Christian University (RACU) in 1996. In 2003, RACU was accredited by the Russian Ministry of Education under the name Russko-Americansky Christiansky Institute.
RACU offers two state-accredited undergraduate academic programs: (1) business and economics, and (2) social work. RACU also offers a major in English language and literature. The academic model of RACU was designed according to the traditional American Christian liberal arts model and adapted to Russian higher education system.
The study documents the founding, vision, and growth of RACU. It provides insight into the academic, organizational, and campus life of RACU. The study led to the creation of an operational framework of the historical development of RACU. The study also provides recommendations for the development of new Christian liberal arts colleges and universities based on the experience and the underlying structure of RACU.
|Advisor:||Lumsden, D. Barry|
|School:||University of North Texas|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||DAI-A 68/08, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Bilingual education, Multicultural education, Russian history, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Christian, Higher education, Liberal arts, Russia, Russian-American Christian University|
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