This article summarizes the content and outcomes of the third Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference (CHEC), cosponsored by the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College and the Center for Catholic School Leadership at Fordham University. The conference focused on how Catholic higher education can assist in developing and supporting essential components necessary for achieving academic excellence in Pre-K-12 Catholic schools. This working conference featured guest speakers who provided substantive content that invited participants to examine critically and reflect upon focus questions related to academic excellence. A summary of the presentations and table conversations, along with the final recommendations from the participants and follow-up steps that have taken place as a result, are reported.
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Weitzel-O'Neill, P., & Scheopner Torres, A. (2011). Catholic Schools as Schools of Academic Excellence: A Summary of the Third Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference Proceedings. Journal of Catholic Education, 15 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.1501052013