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New wolf statue on central campus.

May 17, 2021

Inside Higher Ed: The Transformative Power of Student Voices in the Midst of Racial Injustice

Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, discuss the change-making influence of the work of student activists in the last year, despite the challenges wrought by the pandemic 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

Apr 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $3.9 Million in Research Funding January-March, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $3,927,703 to support 13 projects from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Nov 2, 2020

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach Selected as Member of ACPA Foundation’s 2021 Diamond Honoree Class

Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the NC State College of Education, has been selected as a member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation’s 2021 Diamond Honoree Class. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Sep 11, 2020

HuffPost: Students’ Positive Views Of Liberals Increased During College Years, Study Finds

A new study from the IDEALS Project suggested that students’ appreciation for both conservatives and liberals increased during freshman year. But by the time they graduated, positive attitudes toward conservatives dropped back to freshman-year levels, while opinions about liberals continued to improve. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Sep 11, 2020

The Conversation: Does 4 Years of College Make Students More Liberal?

Through analysis of 3,486 students at 116 U.S. colleges and universities, the IDEALS Project found that students’ positive attitudes toward political conservatives were largely the same when they started college and four years later.  

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Sep 3, 2020

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: College Students Care About Interfaith Dialogue, But Most Don’t Engage In It

A new IDEALS Project study co-authored by NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., shows that college students are enthusiastic about religious pluralism and interfaith dialogue, but most aren’t engaging in it. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Aug 25, 2020

Inside Higher Ed: Survey Finds Many College Students Lacking Knowledge About Religious Traditions

Many college students are not gaining the skill sets and knowledge they need to navigate a religiously diverse country, according to a new longitudinal study from the IDEALS Project, on which NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach serves as co-principal investigator.  

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Aug 25, 2020

Associated Press: Survey Says US College Students Learn Less About Religion

A new study released by the IDEALS Project, on which NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach serves as co-principal investigator, found that U.S. college students spend significant time learning about people of different races, political affiliations and sexual orientations and much less time learning about people of different religious and worldview group. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Aug 24, 2020

New IDEALS Project Study Reveals that As Colleges Teach Students About Diversity, They Miss A Crucial Topic: Religion

A first of its kind, multi-year survey of thousands of college students on 122 campuses nationwide through the IDEALS Project-- on which NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenback serves as co-principal investigator-- has found that while schools make enormous strides in educating students about diversity, they are not doing enough about a critical subject: religion. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Mar 2, 2020

Washington Post: Conservative Faculty Appear to Influence Their Students More Than Liberal Professors Do

The IDEALS project, on which Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., serves as a co-principal investigator, explored whether or not college students feel pressured to shift their political views to align with their instructors' views.