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Community College Leadership Blog

Feb 12, 2024

Giving Back Through Mentorship

For more than six years, the Executive Mentorship Program has offered Doctor of Education students in the community college leadership program a unique opportunity to enrich their education. Through mentorship… 

Feb 16, 2023

Belk Center Fellows attend annual DREAM Conference

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has announced that seven Belk Center Fellows were selected to attend Achieving the Dream’s DREAM 2023 conference in Chicago from February… 

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 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.