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Mar 19, 2014

Dean’s Reflections: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Since moving into the CHASS dean’s office nearly six years ago -- I became interim dean 16 May, 2008 -- issues have come at me with a speed and fury that make strategic thinking and reflection difficult at best. It’s often challenging to think past the end of the day, much less think about strategic direction. So when the provost asked me recently to make a presentation that looked back over my term as dean and also looked to the future, I relished the opportunity.

Feb 19, 2014

Dean for a Day Diaries

Not even Snowmageddon 2014 could stop the college's "Dean for a Day" from taking place. Our fearless student-turned-dean Tiffany Johnson and dean-turned-student Jeff Braden plowed through their schedules, albeit with modifications borne of Mother Nature. Read their diaries.

Feb 10, 2014

A Heart to Heart Conversation

March 7, 2014, was a red letter day for the humanities and social sciences, as prominent leaders gathered to discuss "The Heart of the Matter." The discussion builds on a bipartisan report produced at Congress’ request by the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences. The report and our event are intended to help leaders in government, industry and philanthropy understand the importance of the humanities and social sciences for America--and what they need to do to ensure that we continue to have a vibrant, secure and prosperous nation.

Dec 17, 2013

Community Service Drives CHASS Holiday Project

The CHASS dean's office got into the holiday spirit by organizing a community service project -- a friendly competition to support NC State's Feed the Pack food pantry. Dean Jeff Braden challenged other offices around campus to collect canned goods and other non-perishables. As an incentive, the dean promised that he and his staff would sing carols when they came to pick up the food and gift cards on December 16. Fa la la la la ...

Sep 16, 2013

The 21st Century Professor: Sage on the Stage or Guide on the Side?

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden received one of ten grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether computer-adaptive instruction can work as well or better than standard classroom instruction.

Aug 5, 2013

What Lies Ahead for NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences?

During the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 50th year, we are not only looking back over our rich history. We are also looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this video, Dean Jeff Braden is joined by faculty, alumni, and students who share their vision for CHASS over the next 50 years.

Jul 9, 2013

It’s Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part V

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.

Jul 8, 2013

It’s Never Too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part IV

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.

Jul 5, 2013

It’s Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part III

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.

Jul 2, 2013

It’s Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part II

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.