Promising Practices is a book which showcases examples of collaborative initiatives between bishops and presidents that have advanced the Gospel in colleges and dioceses, in hopes that the examples will inspire local initiatives.

In May 2001, The Application of Ex corde Ecclesiae for the United States was promulgated, eleven years after the issuing of Ex corde Ecclesiae. Following the publishing of Guidelines Concerning the Mandatum in Catholic Universities in July 2001, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Education reconstituted the Bishops and Presidents Subcommittee "as a forum for an ongoing conversation on higher education issues." The subcommittee has strengthened cooperation between Catholic higher education and bishops.

The ideas in this book are intended to highlight current partnerships, stimulating Catholic universities and dioceses to find new ways to proclaim the Good News.

To obtain a copy of this book, you can go to Sacred Heart University Press at http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/1348_catholic_higher_education.cfm.