Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Jeff Cramer

Second Advisor

Skip Trudeau

Third Advisor

Tim Herrmann


This thesis examines the strategic state of information literacy as implemented across Christian higher education (CHE) represented by the member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) located in the United States. The study uses a quantitative approach to measure and describe the existent state and longitudinal change in the responses to information literacy questions from the results of the IES National Center for Educational Statistics biennial survey of academic libraries from 2004 through 2012. It presents a descriptive summary of the responses from CCCU and non-CCCU schools in an initial effort to determine to show Christian higher education, as represented by the CCCU schools, has not exceeded in its strategic implementation of information literacy compared to the rest of higher education.