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Teaching and Learning Hubs

In an effort to further our shared mission of fostering student success across the state, the Belk Center, Achieving the Dream (ATD) and the NC Student Success Center have established four North Carolina Teaching & Learning Hubs dedicated to helping faculty and staff build equity into learning.

The hubs – East, West, Central and Piedmont – engage all 58 of the state’s community colleges by complementing individual colleges’ teaching and learning efforts to support scalable, sustainable professional learning activities for full- and part-time faculty. Since the program launched in 2021, the Hubs have worked with local campus networks to offer virtual and face-to-face workshops and seminars – helping educators learn about, adopt, test and scale evidence-based strategies that have increased equitable student success outcomes across the nation. And to ensure that local area needs are met, Hub programming is designed in close collaboration with local educators and campus leaders.

For more information about the NC Teaching & Learning Hubs, please contact us at teachingandlearningbelkcenter@ncsu.edu.

“The Teaching & Learning Hubs have provided a collaborative space for our affiliate college faculty and professional learning leaders to come together to analyze, discuss, review and improve student learning in the classroom. There are key takeaways and direct applications that faculty can incorporate into their teaching and learning immediately after each professional learning experience. There is tremendous value in the relationships and networking that is taking place across our Hubs – it has been exciting to see these collaborative efforts in the works.”

– Natasha Harris, director of faculty and staff development at Wilkes Community College and co-director of the West Hub

Professional Resources

At the Belk Center, we believe that teaching and learning for community college students is a commitment to student success – with faculty professional learning at the core. In recent years, our team of dedicated researchers and educators have created reports specific to the development of the faculty professional learning model for full- and part-time faculty across North Carolina. 

Teaching & Learning Resources and Publications