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May 20, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: George Dou ’22MED

In the May 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. George Duo ’22MED, an Asian American student, discussed the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in education. 

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 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Ph.D., Michelle Falter, Ph.D. and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.

Apr 26, 2021

Ask the Expert: What is Culturally Responsive Teaching? ‘Teaching That Acknowledges, Attends to and Leverages the Cultures, Values and Ways of Knowing of Young People,’ Say Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Michelle Falter and Crystal Chen Lee

To help students become more fully motivated and engaged in the classroom, and to help them better develop their identities, NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Chandra Alston, Ph.D., Michelle Falter, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., said that engaging in culturally responsive teaching practices is crucial for educators. 

Caranda Shubrick

Apr 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Caranda Shubrick ’24PHD

In the April 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we celebrated Stress Awareness Month. Caranda Shubrick ’24PHD was the student spotlight and discussed how she takes care of herself while engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work. 

Lisa Bass

Apr 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Bass, Ph.D.

In the April 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Lisa Bass, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Doris Derby, Ph.D. spoke at the NC State College of Education's COMID meeting

Apr 1, 2021

Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity Celebrates Cultural Heritage of Educators Through Events, Guest Speakers Like Documentarian, Educator and Author Doris Derby, Ph.D.

When approaching civil rights with students at Georgia State University, Doris Derby, Ph.D., always used what she called “The Five Cs.” She shared this philosophy and more about her experiences during the Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity’s Tuesday Together gathering on March 23, 2021. 

Gloria Ladson-Billings delivered the keynote address at the NC State College of Education's Don C. Locke Symposium on March 24, 2021

Mar 25, 2021

‘I Want to Hold Our Feet to the Fire Around Justice:’ Gloria Ladson-Billings Discusses Education After COVID, Civil Unrest During Don C. Locke Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium

As a former social studies educator, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.,says she carries around a copy of the United States Constitution in her backpack on a regular basis. While many educational institutions are currently focused on issues of equity, Ladson-Billings said the more important term is one that is written into that Constitution as a fundamental right for all: justice. 

Sarah Cannon

Mar 3, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Cannon, Ph.D.

In the March 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles explains how educators can promote equity in their schools

Feb 25, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Educators Help Advance Equity in Schools? ‘We Have to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable So That We Can Disrupt, Better Learn and Understand What’s Problematic Within Ourselves and in our Society,’ Says Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Many schools and universities boast a diverse student body, but simply having diversity is not the same as providing an equitable educational experience for students across all backgrounds, says Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the NC State College of Education. She explains how educators can become change agents and engage in anti-racist work that can help create more equitable experiences for all. 

Feb 10, 2021

Celebrating Our Black Alumni and their Impact in Classrooms and Beyond

As part of celebrating Black History Month, we recognize the academic achievements of some of our extraordinary College of Education alumni who are Black and who have made contributions to the field of education. Meet some of them.