Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

Mar 1, 2021

20 Doctoral Students to Represent NC State College of Education at National Conferences through Belk Center Fellows Program

Twenty doctoral students in the College of Education’s Community College Leadership program who have been selected as Belk Center Fellows are attending national conferences and representing the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

Feb 26, 2021

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Faculty Members Are Suffering Burnout. These Strategies Could Help.

Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., W. Dallas Herring Professor in the NC State College of Education and Executive Director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, shares why community college leaders need flexibility as they serve a diverse student population with varying needs.

Feb 10, 2021

The Chronicle of Higher Education: For Some Private Colleges, Larger Numbers of International Students May Have Led to In-Person Instruction

A new working paper co-authored by Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, suggests that private nonprofit colleges with larger shares of international students were more likely to shift their fall reopening plans to offer in-person instruction

Jan 15, 2021

Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen A. Stout Named Chair of Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Advisory Board

Karen A. Stout, Ed.D., president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, has been appointed as the chair of the Advisory Board for the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. She takes over the role from NC State Professor of the Practice Robert Templin, Ph.D., who has served as chair for the past several years.

Jan 6, 2021

EdNC: Going Above and Beyond — Inspirations from Community Colleges During COVID-19

Laura G. Maldonado, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, and College of Education doctoral student Holley Nichols discuss how community college employees were managing their professional and personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and ways the Belk Center could help other colleges define and meet their current and future needs.

Dec 7, 2020

CARES Act Funding Helps Graduate Students in the College of Education’s Higher Education Program Enhance Training to Become Virtual Student Success Coaches

From Dec. 7-11, 2020, master’s students in the NC State College of Education’s Higher Education Program will receive enhanced training to become virtual student success coaches who can support undergraduate students through remote learning situations.

Dec 4, 2020

EdNC: Career and College Promise: A Premier College Access Program with Room for Growth

Sarah A. Deal, Ph. D., a research affiliate at the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, discusses ways to reduce inequities among community college students. 

Dec 1, 2020

Durham Tech: Learning from the Best: Durham Tech Seeks External Assessment from Aspen Institute, Achieving the Dream, and Belk Center

Durham Technical Community College has asked three organizations, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, to develop a joint approach to assessing existing institutional efforts against key student outcomes and provide recommendations to inform the college’s strategic focus.

Nov 13, 2020

John M. Belk Endowment Impact Fellows Gain Valuable Research, Career Experience Through Work at Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

Kenzie Bell has always been interested in the intersection of education and policy, particularly as public schools relate to nonprofits and government entities, so when she learned about an opportunity at the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, she was eager to apply. Now, she is one of three John M. Belk Endowment Impact Fellows from across the state who will work with faculty and staff at the Belk Center.

Nov 11, 2020

‘Like a Flash of Lightning in the Night, the Pandemic Revealed all the Cracks and Fissures’: 2020 Dallas Herring Lecture Explores the Insights Learned from COVID-19 Impact at Community Colleges

In communities of color and communities struggling with poverty nationwide, community colleges are often a student’s best hope for success. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March has highlighted the failure of social and economic systems in these marginalized communities, according to Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., president of Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts.