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Jun 12, 2023

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Joins Delegation to United Kingdom Focused on Clean Energy and Workforce Development

A twenty person delegation comprised of senior and diverse North Carolina government officials, university and community college leaders, and economic developers will visit the United Kingdom from 19 – 23… 

Mar 29, 2023

The Belk Center to Support More Rural Community College Leaders with New Grant

The investment from Ascendium Education Group will be used to elevate strategies to advance equitable student success. RALEIGH, NC — The Belk Center for Community College Research and Leadership, which… 

Mar 20, 2023

Recap: Belk Center and The Hunt Institute Partner on Postsecondary Pathways Webinar Series

To better align current efforts to increase postsecondary attainment and highlight postsecondary pathways available at community colleges in North Carolina and beyond, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and… 

Feb 16, 2023

Inside Higher Ed: Introducing Teaching and Learning Hubs

At community colleges nationwide, creating a culture of teaching and learning excellence remains one of the greatest and most difficult challenges in achieving better student success outcomes. It requires evidence-based… 

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… 

Feb 10, 2023

Belk Center Releases Teaching & Learning Hubs Inaugural Report

As part of the effort to support equitable student success, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has collaborated with learning and evaluation partner, DVP-PRAXIS LTD, on an… 

New research brief explores how service-learning and study abroad participation shaped the experiences of Hispanic transfer students

Jan 24, 2023

New research by Steve Turner, Ed.D., examines Hispanic student experiences with high-impact practices and transfer success

In recent years, high-impact practices (HIPs) have been proven as a critical component of student retention, engagement and persistence for students across all backgrounds. More specifically, these engaging and hands-on… 

1.3 million North Carolinia adults agens 25-44 do not have a credential or degree.

Jul 13, 2022

Belk Center Releases Adult Learner Guidebook to Aid in the Recruitment and Retainment of Adult Learners at North Carolina Community Colleges

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE), myFutureNC and the North Carolina Community College System, is pleased to announce… 

May 31, 2019

Belk Center Brings Community College Presidents, Trustees Together to Discuss Ways to Improve Student Outcomes, Economic Mobility at 1st Presidents’ Academy

What role do community colleges play in realizing this goal and enhancing North Carolina economic competitiveness, and how can they help the state’s residents improve their economic mobility and meet future workforce demands? Presidents and trustees of community colleges from across North Carolina weighed those questions Thursday, May 23, 2019, during the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research’s first Presidents’ Academy statewide leadership conference. 

May 24, 2019

EdNC: What is the Strategic Role of Community Colleges in North Carolina’s Economic Future?

On May 23, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research hosted the first statewide conference on North Carolina’s economic competitiveness and economic mobility. EdNC talked with Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center, and John Enamait, president of Stanly Community College, to discuss the conference and the work the center will undertake as it moves forward.