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Oct 15, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Varied Friendships Make Students More Tolerant

A new IDEALS Project study, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, found that relationships between college students from differing faiths and political views encourage them to be more empathetic and understanding of others’ beliefs.

Oct 11, 2019  |  Research and Impact

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study Finds College Students Build Friendships that Bridge Divides

A new study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa N. Rockenbach finds that college students who build diverse friendships are likely to develop positive attitudes towards all world views.

Sep 5, 2019

EdNC: What We Have Learned About North Carolina Community Colleges by Hitting the Road

"We’re excited that the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State is doubling down on the support we provide to those who lead (and aspire to lead) community colleges," writes John M. Belk Endowment Board Chair MC Belk Pilon in a perspective piece for EdNC.

Aug 21, 2019

The Hechinger Report: States Increasingly Extend Charter-Like Flexibility to District Schools

Lance Fusarelli, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate programs in NC State College of Education's Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, gives his input on the flexibility of charter schools. 

Jul 24, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Needed: Allies for Equitable Faculty Workloads

Audrey J. Jaeger, alumni distinguished graduate professor and executive director for the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, joins others in sharing advice on how individual faculty members and academic leaders can become allies and advocates to help ensure more equitable faculty workloads. 

Jul 23, 2019

EdNC: Community College Leaders Reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

Two months after the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research's first Presidents' Academy statewide leadership conference, Alamance County Community College President Algie Gatewood and Alamance’s Board of Trustees Chairperson, William Gomory, provide feedback on lasting impressions from the event.

Jul 11, 2019

First in Future: Head of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Audrey Jaeger

Audrey J. Jaeger, alumni distinguished graduate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development at the NC State College of Education and executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, discusses ways community college presidents can listen to the needs of their communities and form meaningful partnerships. 

Jul 11, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Beating the Summer Writing Blues

Joy Gaston Gayles, a College of Education professor of higher education and program coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development, shares strategies for tackling writing and research projects over the summer. 

Jul 9, 2019

CityLab: How Gentrification by Urban Millennials Improves Public School Diversity

Assistant Professor Jennifer B. Ayscue, PhD, shares findings from a report she co-authored on how gentrification in parts of New York City could lead to more integration in public schools.

Jul 1, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: We Need a ‘Communiversity’ Model of Public Education

The economy requires an aggressive shift to a system where public colleges are stitched together with K-12 and local nonprofits and feature an electronic backbone of support, according to Kenneth Ender, an incoming professor of the practice with the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.