McClureWCE’s Kevin McClure Authors Article on Fundraising in Higher Education
In a recent article for The Conversation, Kevin McClure notes that U.S. universities raised nearly $47 billion last year, a new record, yet there is a growing wealth gap among universities. One example he cites is a large disparity in endowments among public universities in North Carolina. MORE...


WCE, CAS Faculty Receive NSF Grant for VR Curriculum to Engage Students in STEM
UNCW has received a grant though the National Science Foundation for a two-year project designed to engage elementary age students in STEM. Funds totaling $394,606 provided through NSF’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program will support a collaborative effort to use virtual reality technology to design a curriculum based on the life cycle of the loggerhead sea turtle.


WCE Faculty Contribute to Book on Student Development Theory
Symphony Oxendine and Wilson Okello have co-authored chapters in the book “Rethinking College Student Development Theory Using Critical Frameworks.” The book, considered a major contribution to the field of higher education, was published by Stylus Publishing in July. MORE...


Starfish Group Seeks to Create Teacher Leadership Model
Education leaders including several local Teachers of the Year and BEST NC President Brenda Berg are founding members of a new group formed with the goal of developing a comprehensive model for teacher leadership development. Robert Smith, Kayce Smith and UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are supporting the work of the Starfish Group. MORE...