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New research brief explores how service-learning and study abroad participation shaped the experiences of Hispanic transfer students

Jan 24, 2023

New research by Steve Turner, Ed.D., examines Hispanic student experiences with high-impact practices and transfer success

In recent years, high-impact practices (HIPs) have been proven as a critical component of student retention, engagement and persistence for students across all backgrounds. More specifically, these engaging and hands-on… 

Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Janet Spriggs Announced As Respondent for 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture

Forsyth Technical Community College President Dr. Janet Spriggs will join Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor of Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio, to highlight ways to advance equity and economic mobility… 

1.3 million North Carolinia adults agens 25-44 do not have a credential or degree.

Jul 13, 2022

Belk Center Releases Adult Learner Guidebook to Aid in the Recruitment and Retainment of Adult Learners at North Carolina Community Colleges

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE), myFutureNC and the North Carolina Community College System, is pleased to announce… 

Mar 24, 2022

Belk Center Announces Expansion of Teaching & Learning Hubs

Launch of Central and Piedmont Hubs further advances mission of student success and equity in learning. The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the… 

Oct 14, 2021

New Report: Exploring Pathways to Completion by Field of Study for North Carolina Community College Transfer Students

“In both sections of the report, we focus on a transfer student’s pathway to bachelor’s degree completion, and we provide information about transfer student success at various points along this pathway.” In this new report, “Exploring Pathways to Completion by Field… 

Jun 28, 2021

New Report: The Impact of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Among Community College Transfer Students

In this new report on transfer, "The Differential Impacts of North Carolina’s Revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement on the Outcomes of Black, Latin*, and White NCCCS-to-UNC-System Transfer Students," authors Melissa Whatley, Rachel Worsham, and Jonathan Loss examine the early impact of North Carolina’s revised (2014) Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) – designed to ease the transfer pathways between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System – and its impact on Black, Latin*, and white transfer students. 

Jun 16, 2021

Viewpoints from College and Career Access Programs: New Report by Paul Schnorenberg, Greyson Norcross, Laura Maldonado, Patti Harris, Andrea DeSantis, and Sarah Deal

“In North Carolina, myFutureNC is working to ensure that by 2030, 2 million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree. This goal is necessary as only 1.6 million… 

Jun 14, 2021

The Belk Center Receives Additional $4.3 Million in Funding to Further Support North Carolina Community Colleges and Foster Student Success

The Belk Center for Community College Research and Leadership, which is part of North Carolina State University’s College of Education, recently received two grants, totaling $4.3 million, aimed at serving… 

Apr 22, 2021

Kenzie Bell, Jemilia S. Davis, Ph.D., and Callie Edwards, Ph.D. share policy brief on high-quality credentials for childcare workers

“If NC is to truly invest in our early childhood workforce, and reach the goal of 2 million North Carolinians holding high-quality credentials or postsecondary degrees by 2030, we must… 

Feb 10, 2021

Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., Frim Ampaw, Ed.D., and Jemilia Davis, Ph.D., research transfer equity in access and completion for NC community college students

This report explores the demographics of students who transfer from North Carolina community colleges to public four-year institutions in the state and examines bachelor’s degree completion rates among these same demographic groups. Key findings include: Female students, American Indian/Alaska Native students, and Black/African American students comprise a larger percentage of community college students than they do transfer students...