Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

May 7, 2021

Professor of the Practice Ken Ender Receives American Association of Community Colleges’ 2021 Leadership Award

Ken Ender, Ph.D., a professor of the practice in the NC State College of Education, has been selected as one of the recipients of the American Association of Community Colleges’ 2021 Leadership Award.

May 3, 2021

Meet Jonathan Loss ’21EDD: ‘I Was Looking For an Opportunity to Further My Education and Broaden My Opportunities For the Future’

For the past 15 years, Jonathan Loss ’21EDD has served in the North Carolina Community College System and had an interest in ways to help students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities in the UNC System. When he enrolled in the NC State College of Education’s Doctor of Education in community college leadership program, he was able to study this topic further, learning more about the professional research process and publishing his first co-authored study in a peer-reviewed journal.

Apr 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $3.9 Million in Research Funding January-March, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $3,927,703 to support 13 projects from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021.

Apr 19, 2021

Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Names 2021 ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows

Fourteen Fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the third annual Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellows Program at NC State University, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation.

Apr 16, 2021

Is Your Workload Fair? At Universities, It Depends on Who You Ask

A new study co-authored by W. Dallas Herring Professor and Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., reveals differences in faculty perceptions of how fairly work is distributed in higher education.

Mar 19, 2021

Supporting Strategic Plans and Addressing Student Transfer: How the Belk Center is Helping to Support Community Colleges Across North Carolina

Since receiving official approval as a center one year ago, the Belk Center has engaged in multiple projects to support community colleges in North Carolina, including providing assistants to presidents developing new strategic plans and examining outcomes for community college transfer students.

Mar 12, 2021

Study From Belk Center Research Associates Finds North Carolinas’ Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Helped Modestly Reduce Excess Credit Accumulation for Community College Transfer Students

A recent report co-authored by research associates at the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research examined North Carolina’s revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), designed to help ease transfer pathways between community colleges and University of North Carolina System institutions, and found that it has had modest effects on reducing excess credit accumulation among transfer students.

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