December 2019 Provost’s Corner
Winter commencement is only a week away — time has certainly flown by this year! On December 19 at PNC Arena, thousands of students will become proud NC State graduates. That includes associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Making Their Way
Regardless of their journey, they will come together on December 19 to celebrate their achievements at the university’s fall commencement. Meet three fall 2019 graduates who are ready to Think and Do beyond the brick pathways at NC State.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Quantitative Literacy on Discussion Boards
This month, Justin Post, teaching associate professor and director of online programs in the Department of Statistics, gives advice on using discussion boards (like Moodle) to facilitate engagement on quantitative data.
Investing in Students: a Q&A with Krista Ringler
Krista Ringler, associate vice provost and director of scholarships and financial aid at NC State, shares how the Campaign has strengthened the university’s ability to meet student need and importance to continuing to invest in opportunity and access.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Taking Travel Lessons to the Classroom
This month, Gary Blank, associate and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, gives advice on taking travel lessons back to your classroom.
NC State Receives Funding to Expand Community College Collaboration
A new grant from the N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation will support NC State’s C3 program for community college transfers.
Sweet Success for Howling Cow
Take a heaping helping of Think and Do, mix in a little 'moo' and what do you get? NC State's famous Howling Cow Ice Cream, of course!
Scholarship Supports NC State Families
Faculty and staff provide a framework for NC State to continue to reach new heights in higher education. In recognition of what they give to the university, employees and their children can benefit from the Employee Dependent’s Tuition Scholarship.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Two-Stage Collaborative Exams
This month, Lisa Falk, a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, talks about how switching to two-stage collaborative exams benefits both faculty and students.
NC State Staff Find Perfect Fit in MALS Program
In order to balance both academic and professional careers, staff members who are also students need a program that fits their unique needs. That’s what makes the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) a perfect fit for many of them.