Belk Center News

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..."

Feb 15, 2021

Strategic Planning

Last fall, at the request of our presidents, we began offering support to community colleges during their strategic planning process. The support is informed by and extends the key takeaways from our research on NC community college’s strategic plans.  In […]

Feb 15, 2021

North Carolina Racial Equity Project

DEI Committee for North Carolina Community Colleges In July 2020, former North Carolina Community College System President Peter Hans appointed presidents Thomas Walker and Don Tomas to lead an Advisory Council to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The […]

Feb 15, 2021

Teaching and Learning

In the fall of 2018, Dr. Karen Stout, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream, delivered the Belk Center’s Dallas Herring lecture. Stout’s lecture, entitled “The Urgent Case: Centering Teaching and Learning in the Next Generation of Community College Redesign,” presented […]