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IDEALS team members are regularly sharing the latest findings from this study with scholars and practitioners via webinars, presentations, and keynote addresses. You are encouraged to connect with IDEALS by attending a future webinar or conference session to learn more about this important research. If you are interested in any of the past presentations listed below, or would like to request a copy of past presentation slides, please email worldview_survey@ncsu.edu.

Upcoming IDEALS Conference Papers and Presentations

2019 NODA Annual Conference (October 2019)

  • Integrating religious diversity into orientation programming. Tuesday October 22nd, 10:45-11:35 a.m. (Cordoves, J. I.)

44th Annual ASHE Conference (November 2019)

  • Examining a higher-order factor structure of the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitutdes Longitudinal Survey. Thursday November 14th, 3:45-5:00 p.m. (Winkler, C., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • Understanding Evangelical students’ perceptions of campus through a cultural congruity lens. Friday November 15th, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Riggers-Piehl, T. A., Dahl, L. S., Staples, B. A., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J.)
  • Interworldview friendships as a predictor of college students’ pluralism orientation. Saturday November 16th, 3:00-4:15 p.m. (Hudson, T. D., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., and Zhang, L. )

Blog Posts from the IDEALS Team

Read about ways IDEALS team members are making meaning of and engaging in IDEALS research through our blog. Find the most recent postings below:

Excellent interfaith spaces begin with ourselves
by lisa davidson
may 13th, 2019
Administrators are tasked with navigating their institutions and their students through continually shifting circumstances that can have a significant impact on campus at any moment. Not only must administrators keep an eye on what is around them, they must also keep in mind those who make up the institution. This is where boundary spanning comes into play..
Do I belong here? Secular students in interfaith spaces
by ben correia-harker
april 1st, 2019
As I started my graduate school journey in the summer of 2007, I took the first steps in establishing my identity as a “scholar.” I recently graduated from the University of Dayton with undergraduate degrees in philosophy and religious studies, which led me to pursue a master’s degree in theological studies...

Webinars

Upcoming Webinar: The Power of Interworldview Friendships November 6, 2019 at 12pm (cst)

Too often we underestimate the ways that friends and social networks can influence how we understand the world. A new report from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) reveals how interworldview friendships influence students’ learning and development in the first year of college.

Learn more or register

 

Webinar Recording: Promoting First-Year Interfaith Learning & Development

On October 23rd, 2018, the IDEALS team presented important new findings from the first-year survey data, also highlighted in Best Practices for Interfaith Learning and Development in the First Year of College. This discussion, led by Drs. Alyssa Rockenbach (NC State) and Lisa Davidson (IFYC,) explores the increasingly clear set of high-impact educational practices for promoting students' learning and development vis a vis religious and worldview diversity in the first year of college. Over the hour, our presenters discuss each practice area, the IDEALS data that supports them, and the ways campus educators and administrators might put them into practice at their own institutions.

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Webinar Recording: Navigating Pluralism

On December 6, 2017, the IDEALS research team led an online discussion of the key findings from the first year of IDEALS and their implications for campus educators and leaders. The webinar was presented by Dr. Matt Mayhew, Professor of Educational Administration, The Ohio State University, and IDEALS Co-Principal Investigator for IDEALS.

Watch the recorded webinar

 

Papers, Conferences, and Posters

2019
  • April 2019:  Finding a home for interfaith work in religiously-affiliated colleges and universities: Opportunities and challenges. Roundtable presented at the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Morin, S., Foste, Z., Staples, B. A., Wu, H., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J.)
  • April 2019:  Developing appreciative attitudes toward Jews: A multi-campus investigation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada. (Selznick, B. S., Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., & Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • April 2019: Interfaith learning and development in the first year of college: Lessons learned from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). Invited address presented at University of Georgia, Athens, GA. (Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • April 2019: Encounters with religious and worldview diversity in the first year of college. Invited address presented at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. (Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • April 2019: Shifts in religious and spiritual self-perceptions in the first year of college. Paper presented at the Social Dimensions of Spirituality Conference, Indianapolis, IN. (Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • March 2019: Religious and secular diversity: Understanding campus contexts and students’ development. Session presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (Davidson, L. M.)
  • March 2019: Let’s talk about worldview: Techniques for conversations that matter. Concurrent session presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Los Angeles, CA. (Durako Fisher, L. E., Cordoves, J. I., Hooten, Z., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J.)
  • March 2019:  Everyday champions: Interfaith interaction in day-to-day work. Session presented at College Student Educators International (ACPA) Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (Staples, B., Correia-Harker, B. P., Knight, G., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • March 2019: College attendance, appreciative attitudes, and their relationship to geographical locale. Presented at the annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum, Columbus, OH. (Knight, G., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N.)    
  • February 2019: Staples, B. A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2019, February). The Impact of Political Leaning and Interfaith Engagement on First-Year Students’ Global Citizenship Inclinations. Poster session presented at the EHE Research Forum at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.   
2018
  • December 2018:  Religious pluralism: Missed opportunities in leadership development. Concurrent session presented at the Leadership Educator’s Institute (LEI), Orlando, FL. (Durako Fisher, L. E., Correia-Harker, B. P., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N.)
  • November 2018:  Careful with your “we:” Worldview minority faculty members at sectarian institutions. Paper presentation presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Tampa, FL. (Foste, Z. H., Staples, B. A., Durako-Fisher, L., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A.N.)   
  • November 2018:  A qualitative examination of Christian college students’ encounters with religious diversity. Roundtable presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Tampa, FL. (Foste, Z. H., Snipes, J. T., Singer, K., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A.N.)
  • July 2018: What’s higher education got to do with it? How interfaith has made its way into higher education and created specialized career paths. Session presented at the Reimagining Interfaith Conference, Washington, DC (Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., & Singer, K.)
  • June 2018: Designing campus environments that improve student attitudes toward other groups: Findings from a nationwide study of worldview diversity in college. Session presented at the Association for Christians in Student Development Conference, La Mirada, CA. (Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., & Singer, K.)
  • April 2018: Intersectional interfaith: Examining campus climate by gender identity, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity. Poster presented at the Gender & Equity Research Symposium, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. (Durako Fisher, L., Mayhew, M., & Rockenbach, A.)
  • March 2018: First impressions: Exploring the interfaith perspectives of first-year students. Session presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (Crandall, R., Durako Fisher, L., Geiss, M. E., Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., & Snipes, J. T.)
  • March 2018: A place for all: Creating inclusive worldview campus communities. Session presented at the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Annual Convention, Houston, TX. (Cordoves, J., & Correia-Harker, B.)
  • March 2018:  Preparing global citizens: Politics and the influence of interfaith education. Session presented at the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Annual Convention, Houston, TX. (Correia-Harker, B., Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., & Staples, A.)
  • February 2018: Fostering compassionate engagement across difference: Lessons emerging from a mixed-methods study of interfaith diversity in college. Session presented at the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, FL. (Foste, Z., Mayhew, M., Morin, S., Rockenbach, A., & Singer, K.)
  • February 2018: Why creating inclusive campuses for worldview diversity matters. Session presented at the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience, San Antonio, TX. (Cordoves, J., & Correia-Harker, B.)
2017
  • October 2017: Religious pluralism in a global society: Exploring students’ engagement with and orientation to other worldviews. Session presented at the Association of American Colleges & Universities Global Engagement and Social Responsibility Conference, New Orleans, LA. (Correia-Harker, B., Mayhew, M., Morin, S., & Rockenbach, A.)
  • September 2017: The global citizenship implications of interfaith education during the first year of college. Paper presented at the European Higher Education Society (EAIR) Annual Forum, Porto, Portugal. (Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., & Rockenbach, A.)
  • June 2017: Assessing first-year students’ readiness to engage worldview differences: Insights for fostering a more pluralistic campus climate. Session presented at the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference, Columbus, OH. (Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., & Staples, A.)
  • March 2017: The interfaith expectations and attitudes of first-year students: Insights for fostering a more pluralistic campus climate. Session presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Conference, San Antonio, TX. (Crandall, R., Dahl, L., Mayhew, M., Rockenbach, A., Snipes, J. T., Starcke, M.)
  • March 2017:  LGB intersections with interfaith: A ready opportunity. Session presented at the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Annual Convention, Columbus, OH. (Correia-Harker, B., Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., Morin, S., Rockenbach, A., & Staples, A.)
  • February 2017: Exploring first-year students’ readiness to engage worldview differences. Session presented at the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience, Atlanta, GA. (Correia-Harker, B., Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., & Rockenbach, A.)
2016
  • August 2016: First-year college students’ capacity for engaging worldview differences: Findings from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). Session presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (Rockenbach, A.)
  • March 2016: The interfaith perspective of first-year students: A real time snapshot. Session presented at the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Annual Convention, Montréal, Québec. (Crandall, R., Mayhew, M., Morin, S., Rockenbach, A., Snipes, J. T., Starcke, M.)

Keynotes

  • June 2018: Engaging worldview diversity: Dynamics of interfaith engagement in U.S. higher education. Keynote presented at the EARLI Spiritual and Religious Education SIG Biennial Conference, Joensuu, Finland. (Morin, S.)
  • April 2018: Being who they are at the intersections: The experiences and contributions of worldview minority women of color on campus. Keynote presented at the Gender & Equity Research Symposium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. (Rockenbach, A.)
  • March 2017: A call to cooperation: How college shapes students’ attitudes, values, and commitments. Keynote presented at the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Conference, Charlotte, NC. (Mayhew, M., & Rockenbach, A.)
  • February 2017: Building inclusive community by bridging worldview differences: A call to action from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). Keynote presented at the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, FL. (Rockenbach, A.)