College of Education Honored Nationally

The College of Education is still celebrating the start of the new year with programs and faculty receiving top honors. From online graduate education programs to nationally ranked scholars, there is already success to commemorate in 2013.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the honors the college and its faculty have already received this year,” said Dr. Jayne Fleener, Dean of the College of Education. “Our Wolfpack family is made up of dedicated faculty with a passion for teaching and devotion to quality, innovative research that results in exemplary programs within our college.”

On the U.S. News & World Report list of top online degree programs, North Carolina State University received several honors, including 17th for online graduate programs in education. This ranking is for the best online master's in education degree programs, based on factors such as level of accreditation, admissions selectivity, and academic and career support services offered to students. 

In addition, two College of Education professors are listed among the top scholars in the nation with a public presence by a national education policy expert. Dr. Lance Fusarelli, professor in educational leadership and policy studies, was ranked 118 and Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli, associate professor in educational leadership and policy studies, was ranked 152, in the nation in the 2013 Rick Hess Straight Up's "Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings," published in Education Week. Hess is an education policy expert of the American Enterprise Institute think tank. 

Finally, the Association for Institutional Research recently announced that Dr. Stephen R. Porter, professor in higher education, is a winner of the 2012 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award. Self-Reported Learning Gains: A Theory and Test of College Student Survey Response, by Porter, has also been accepted for the Research in Higher Education Annual Forum Issue, to be released in March, which further celebrates it as an outstanding contribution to institutional research.

Also, recent honors for the University include, NC State University receiving recognition for providing a quality education at an affordable price as NC State ranked sixth in the “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2013,” released by The Princeton Review.

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