Belk Center News

Oct 9, 2020

Inside Higher Ed Quotes Belk Center Executive Director, Audrey Jaeger, in “Community Colleges Who Made the Call Early”

"The need to consider so many factors means there is no right or wrong decision for community colleges, said Audrey Jaeger, executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University and an alumni distinguished graduate professor." Read more!

Aug 28, 2020

Associate Professor, James Bartlett, Ph.D, Featured in WalletHub Piece on Best Community Colleges

Associate Professor of Community College Leadership and Director of Academic Programs for the Belk Center, James Bartlett, Ph.D., recently appeared in WalletHub's article, "2020’s Best & Worst Community Colleges."

Aug 5, 2020

Introducing New Members To Our Belk Center Advisory Board

Advisory Board members offer unique expertise to direct the Belk Center forward in preparing the next generation of community college leaders and addressing the most pressing issues for NC community colleges. We are pleased to welcome three new members to our trusted Advisory Board: Dr. Janet N. Spriggs, Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, and Dr. John Enamait. Learn more about our new board members here!

Aug 3, 2020

Research Brief by Belk Center’s Dr. Monique N. Colclough on Faculty Professional Development

Dr. Monique N. Colclough, Senior Research Associate with the Belk Center, has created a research brief about the teaching and learning case studies for faculty professional development in North Carolina’s community colleges.

Jun 26, 2020

Research Brief by Belk Center’s Dr. Laura G. Maldonado on Postsecondary Participation in SkillsUSA

Dr. Laura G. Maldonado, Lead Research Associate with the Belk Center, has developed a research brief about her qualitative case study which explored how participation in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization (CTSO), influenced community college students’ preparedness for the workforce and connection to campus.

Jun 25, 2020

Belk Center Professor of Practice, Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, Presents Key Takeaways From Awake58’s CARES Act Town Hall

Kenneth L. Ender, Ph.D., is a Professor of Practice with the Belk Center. Here, he discusses his experience participating in Awake58's first virtual town hall which focused on community college response to the CARES Act.

Jun 25, 2020  |  Belk Center News

Belk Center Faculty Scholar Carrol Warren, Ed.D Shares Tips for Compassionate Virtual Mentoring

Carrol Warren, Ed.D. is a faculty scholar with the Belk Center where she teaches in the Community College Leadership Ed.D. program. She also serves as coordinator of the Doctor of Education degree distance program. In this article, she shares tips for virtually mentoring community college students with compassion; her tips include modeling compassion, providing an inclusive mentoring environment, and mentoring with a purpose.

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.