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.
EdNC: What is the Strategic Role of Community Colleges in North Carolina’s Economic Future?
On Thursday, the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research is hosting the first statewide conference on North Carolina’s economic competitiveness and economic mobility in partnership with the NC Community College System, Achieving the Dream, and The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. The key issue attendees will explore through the gathering is the role community colleges might play in increasing the economic competitiveness of the state.
EdNC.org: Enrollment Trends at Community Colleges
Dr. Robert Templin talks to the State Board of Community Colleges about the challenges facing community colleges in America in the latest episode of EducationNC's EdTalk podcast.
New Dual Enrollment Program to Create Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree, Prepare Highly-Qualified Teachers for Johnston County
Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to supply highly-qualified teachers for Johnston County.
Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout: “Creating Greater Urgency for Teaching and Learning in Institutional Reform is Long Overdue”
"Excellent teaching and support for quality instruction must be at the core of our reform work” as community college leaders, said Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout during the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture she delivered Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. How can leaders create a culture of excellent teaching and learning? She identifies three guiding principles and five building blocks.
Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout to Deliver Dallas Herring Lecture Nov. 28
Dr. Karen Stout, the president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, will deliver the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture Nov. 28 at the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institution for Educational Innovation. The title of her lecture is “The Urgent Case: Centering Teaching and Learning in the Next Generation of Community College Redesign.” Mary Rittling, president of Davidson County Community College, will provide the response to Stout’s lecture. Register to attend.
Professor Emerita Carol Kasworm Receives 2018 AAACE Cyril O. Houle Award
Carol Kasworm, the W. Dallas Herring Professor Emerita of Adult and Community College Education, has received the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s 2018 Cyril O. Houle Award for the book "Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education" she co-authored with two others. The award recognizes scholars who have made outstanding contributions to literature in adult education.
NC State Education Receives $10.8M Grant from Belk Endowment to Enhance Its Support of Community Colleges
The largest grant ever made to the NC State College of Education since records have been kept will expand the college’s efforts to create a pipeline of highly-qualified community college leaders who improve post-secondary student outcomes. "This generous grant from the John M. Belk Endowment is a tremendous investment in NC State University, our state's community colleges, and the long-term economic vitality of North Carolina," said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.
Because of changing social and economic conditions, the skills a community college president needs today are substantially different than those needed just 10 years ago. Plus, half of North Carolina’s 58 community college presidents are expected to retire by 2019. To address these challenges, the NC State College of Education has transformed the way it supports the N.C. Community College System.
Inside Higher Ed: Training the Community College Leader
The College of Education is helping solve the community college leadership pipeline problem amid broader shift in focus of doctoral training programs.