Belk Center News

Jun 22, 2021

Community College Journal Spotlights NC State’s College of Ed Community College Leadership Programs

"NC State's program combines theory, research, and practice in striving toward equity, student success, development of internal culture and data-driven decision making. Modules offer practical leadership guidance taken, in part from an advisory board populated by experienced two-year administrators."

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 North Carolina’s community colleges – particularly in rural parts of the state – in an effort to foster student success.

Jun 10, 2021

New Policy Brief by Holley Nichols & Renee Barger on Adult Learners

Holley Nichols, research associate at the Belk Center, and Renee Barger author the first policy brief in a series that highlights evidence-based policies and practices that can drive improvements in educational attainment. The series is a product of the partnership between myFutureNC and the Belk Center to create accessible and thorough briefs that address the pressing challenges community colleges face and highlight promising practices that improve outcomes.

May 6, 2021

The Belk Center Welcomes Four New Postdoctoral Scholars

The Belk Center is excited to announce four new postdoctoral researchers joining our team!

Apr 27, 2021

Josh Wyner cites NC State in new book chapter: The Role of Presidents, Trustees, and College Leaders in Student Success

"...There has been a resurgence of interest in preparing presidents in recent years. North Carolina State University has doubled the size of its [community college leadership] doctoral programs since 2015 and centered the curriculum on student success goals."

Mar 23, 2021

Supporting Strategic Plans and Addressing Student Transfer: How the Belk Center is Helping to Support Community Colleges Across North Carolina

"When staff at the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research received a call to see if anybody would be interested in assisting with the state’s Finish Line Grants program, they jumped on board and formed a partnership that led to a statewide gathering to support the future of the work..."

Mar 23, 2021

Study From Belk Center Research Associates Finds North Carolinas’ Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Helped Modestly Reduce Excess Credit Accumulation for Community College Transfer Students

"Roughly 80% of all community college students plan to transfer to a four-year institution, but studies have found that fewer than 15% successfully earn a bachelor’s degree..."

Mar 10, 2021

Belk Center Welcomes Three New Advisory Board Members

We are pleased to welcome three new members to our Advisory Board: Dr. Pam Eddinger, Thomas A. Stith, III, and Dr. Charlene Dukes. You can learn more about our new board members here. Thank you all for your commitment to help us support North Carolina’s community college leaders! We are grateful for the collective experience and insight that you bring to our trusted advisory board...

Mar 3, 2021

20 Doctoral Students to Represent NC State College of Education at National Conferences through Belk Center Fellows Program

"Maggie May ‘23EDD, an adjunct faculty member in the North Carolina Community College System and a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership program, had never applied for a fellowship opportunity before, so she was “awestruck” when she was selected to be one of 20 Belk Center Fellows." Read more here!

Feb 26, 2021

The Chronicle of Higher Education Quotes Belk Center Executive Director, Audrey Jaeger, in “Faculty Members Are Suffering Burnout. These Strategies Could Help.”

"Faculty members are anxious and burned out. Juggling work and disrupted personal lives in the midst of a pandemic, they need help if they are going to remain — and flourish — in academe. The Chronicle recently released a special report, Burned Out and Overburdened, that explores how colleges can provide support..."