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 1, 2021
PCC Administrators Pleased with Results from PACE Study
“The PACE study is an important instrument for gauging how employees view their job responsibilities, work relationships and the college’s goals and values,” PCC President Lawrence Rouse said. “The results provide leadership at the college with valuable insight that can be used to modify approaches that make PCC stronger, and they give members of the community a clear understanding of the college’s character and what it stands for.” Read about Pitt Community College's PACE Climate Survey results here!
Jan 25, 2021
Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen A. Stout Named Chair of Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Advisory Board
"I am thrilled and honored that Dr. Karen Stout has agreed to serve as the next Belk Center Advisory Board chair,” added Belk Center Executive Director and W. Dallas Herring Professor Audrey J. Jaeger, Ph.D. “Karen has engaged with me and the Belk Center for the past several years. I have benefited from her wise counsel and I am looking forward to her guidance and leadership of the board. She is the perfect leader at this time when our focus on equity aligns with Achieving The Dream’s commitment to equity in institutional redesign.” Read more here!
Jan 8, 2021
EdNC Perspective | Going above and beyond — Inspirations from community colleges during COVID-19
"The Belk Center at North Carolina State University wanted to assess how community college employees were managing their professional and personal experiences during the pandemic and help other colleges define and meet their current and future needs. The Employee Perspectives During Times of Uncertainty survey was developed with the goal of providing actionable data to support decision-making and planning for the upcoming semesters." Read more here!
Dec 3, 2020
EdNC Perspective | Career and College Promise: A premier college access program with room for growth
"[...] For North Carolina to fully realize the potential impact of Career and College Promise on postsecondary attainment, to reduce inequities and close postsecondary attainment gaps, the program must provide equitable access for Black, Latinx, and Native American populations," writes Sarah A. Deal, Ph. D. research affiliate at the Belk Center. Read more here on Sarah's research about North Carolina's Career and College Promise.
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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...
Feb 10, 2021
New research by Monique Colclough, Ph.D., examines promising practices for community college-HBCU transfer student success
Colclough’s recent study looked at transfer practices and student support initiatives that influence student success and degree completion for all community college students who transfer to North Carolina’s public HBCUs....
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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...