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...
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Apr 22, 2021
Kenzie Bell, Jemilia S. Davis, Ph.D., and Callie Edwards, Ph.D. share policy brief on high-quality credentials for childcare workers
“If NC is to truly invest in our early childhood workforce, and reach the goal of 2 million North Carolinians holding high-quality credentials or postsecondary degrees by 2030, we must...
Feb 10, 2021
Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., Frim Ampaw, Ed.D., and Jemilia Davis, Ph.D., research transfer equity in access and completion for NC community college students
This report explores the demographics of students who transfer from North Carolina community colleges to public four-year institutions in the state and examines bachelor’s degree completion rates among these same...
Feb 10, 2021
Jason Taylor, Ph.D., and Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., explore credential completion and transfer outcomes at NC community colleges using IPEDS Outcome Measures
This report used data from a relatively new IPEDS survey, the Outcome Measures (OM) survey, to explore long-term credential and transfer outcomes at North Carolina’s community colleges. Findings include: More...
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Oct 28, 2020
Research Brief by Kara A. Battle, Ed.D. on Degree Completion in North Carolina Through a Dual Enrollment Pathway
Graduate of the Adult and Community College Education Ed.D. Program, Kara A. Battle, Ed.D. has developed a research brief about her study on the experiences of students who participated in...
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...
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...