IDEALS

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.

Oct 3, 2019

IDEALS Project Study Reveals How College Students Are Bridging Polarizing Differences

The latest study from the IDEALS project, on which NC State College of Education Professor Alyssa Rockenbach is co-principal investigator, found that friendships developed in the first year on a college campus can endure to bridge divides and cultivate pluralistic worldviews.

Aug 21, 2019

Professor Alyssa Rockenbach to Receive Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award for Work on IDEALS Project

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., will be recognized next year for her work on the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) project.

Jan 22, 2019

Graduate Student Kevin Singer Receives NASPA Research Award

Kevin Singer, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education, has received the 2019 Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Research Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Oct 16, 2018

IDEALS Team Discusses New Findings and How to Apply Them in New Report, Webinar

In a new report, NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach and her Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) team discuss common first-year college experiences associated with students’ interfaith learning and development. Interfaith Youth Core will host a free webinar on Oct. 23 to share ways to implement the new findings on college campuses nationwide.

Feb 6, 2018

Inside Higher Ed: Liberal Indoctrination? Not So Much

A study that Associate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach helped lead counters widely held views about how students' political views change when they arrive in college.