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Apr 21, 2020

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Awarded Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, Inducted into Research Leadership Academy

Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education in the NC State College of Education, has been awarded NC State’s 2020 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award. As a winner of the Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, Jaeger will be inducted into the Research Leadership Academy (RLA), a group comprised of NC State’s most outstanding researchers and mentors across various fields.

Apr 8, 2020

Community College Leaders Address Ways to Increase Postsecondary Credential Attainment at Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Symposiums

The NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research assisted community college leaders in creating action plans to improve student outcomes during two Presidents’ Academy symposiums in March. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak shuttering institutions since the events, the Belk Center will continue to support the action plans as they change in this new context while recognizing that the work at the symposiums fueled innovative ideas that can help colleges better serve all students.

Apr 8, 2020

Belk Center Offers Webinars, One-on-One Support for Community College Educators During COVID-19 Outbreak

With community college campuses across North Carolina closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research is providing support to help ease the transition to remote learning.

Feb 19, 2020

ATD Dream 2020 Conference Presentation: Teaching and Learning

Representatives for the Belk Center will be presenting at the Dream 2020 Conference February 19 at 2:30 in National Harbor, MD. The presentation is entitled: "Building a Culture of Excellence in Teaching & Learning". Building on lessons learned from ATD's recent Teaching & Learning initiatives (OER Degree and Engaging Adjunct Faculty), presenters will cover four guiding principles for building a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.

Sep 11, 2019

CSCC Reception at 2019 ASHE Conference: Sponsored by NC State

North Carolina State University is sponsoring a reception for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges at the 2019 Annual ASHE Conference in Portland. The reception will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Skyline from 8-10pm.

Sep 11, 2019

Podcast: End Community College Stigma/NCACCT Belk Center Edition

The End Community College Stigma podcast, conjunction with the Belk Center, recently produced a special episode at the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Seminar. The podcast is dedicated to ending the unfair stigma placed on America's Community Colleges. In this episode, Dr. Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College, leads a panel discussion with four North Carolina Community College Trustees.

Sep 9, 2019  |  Community College News

EdNC: Perspective | What we have learned about North Carolina community colleges by hitting the road

MC Belk Pilon, board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, reflects on lessons learned from visits to almost half of NC's 58 Community Colleges.

Aug 21, 2019  |  Policy News

EdNC: Community College System hopes new law will ease recent application issues

A new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper on July 19th amends the statute which governs in-state determination for tuition at North Carolina higher education institutions. The measure comes as a response to complaints from the Community College System, which was feeling tension between its potential applicants and the mandatory Residency Determination Service online system.

Aug 21, 2019  |  Community College News

Inside Higher Ed: Needed: Allies for Equitable Faculty Workloads

As principal investigators and project leaders of the Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, an action research project funded by the National Science Foundation, KerryAnn O'Meara, Joya Misra, Audrey J. Jaeger and Dawn Culpepper recommend five things you can do now to help create a fairer workplace.

Aug 21, 2019  |  Event Summaries

EdNC: Community college leaders reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

The Belk Center’s first Presidents’ Academy and Statewide Leadership Conference (SLC) was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Guilford Technical Community College’s Conference Center in Colfax, North Carolina. The conference focused on the critical role North Carolina’s community colleges and leaders play in creating a “grow our own” workforce strategy to fuel the state’s expanding high-skills economy and accelerate economic mobility for more North Carolinians.