In the News

Jun 23, 2020

EdNC: Key Takeaways From Awake58’s CARES Act Town Hall

Kenneth Ender, Ph.D., a professor of the practice with the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, shares his experience participating in a virtual town hall focused on community college response to the CARES Act. 

Jun 22, 2020

EdNC: Reducing Barriers for Community College Students Through Compassionate Virtual Mentoring

Carrol Warren, Ed.D., a teaching assistant professor with the NC State College of Education and faculty scholar at its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, discusses how educators are planning to create a space for developing empathy through virtual mentorship. 

Jun 19, 2020

EdChoice: Failure of Vouchers With Anna Egalite

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D., discusses her chapter in the book, Failure Up Close: What Happens, Why it Happens and What We Can Learn From It. She addresses the ways in which private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarships have failed.

Jun 18, 2020

EdNC: Understanding and Connecting to Students to Increase Degree Attainment: The Power of Community College Stories

NC State College of Education Associate Professor James Bartlett, Ph.D., discusses the importance of community colleges in improving student success outcomes and closing equity gaps in degree and credential attainment. 

Jun 15, 2020

Education Week: What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning

Ray Zeisz, Technology Infrastructure Lab director at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has been working since before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on a survey that will help the state of North Carolina get a better picture of its broadband access landscape. 

May 22, 2020

Inside Higher Ed: From Associate to Full Professor

“Moving From Associate to Full Professor,” a webinar led by NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., is recommended for mid-career scholars, particularly those of color, who are looking to advance. 

May 22, 2020

EdNC: Here’s How the Belk Center Helped Community College Faculty Shift to Online Teaching During COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, community colleges across North Carolina had not a moment to lose in moving thousands of students to online-only instruction. The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State immediately reached out to presidents and administrators to see how it could help, creating a series of webinars and support facilitated by Teaching Assistant Professor Michelle Bartlett, Ph.D., and Teaching Assistant Professor Carrol Warren, Ed.D.

May 22, 2020

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Sorry, We Don’t Talk About That Here

NC State College of Education master’s student Gretchen Curry discusses the importance of creating a dialogue about spirituality and religion when helping college students foster their personal development, particularly during times of crisis.

May 19, 2020

EdNC: Connecting Community College Campus Climate to Student Success

Belk Center Executive Director and NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D, Belk Center Research Associate Laura G. Maldonado, Ph.D., and Assistant Director of Research Andrea DeSantis discuss the radical shifts in the work and learning environment of community college leaders, employees, and students since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

May 8, 2020

EdNC: Introducing ‘Hope Starts Here’

Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the NC State College of Education, shares the Belk Center's mission, impact and opportunities in a new podcast.