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Finish Line Grants Symposium Attendees

Sep 18, 2019

Community College Professionals, Workforce Development Boards Share Best Practices, Build Relationships During Finish Line Grants Symposium

Community college professionals and workforce development board representatives shared lessons learned, challenges faced and best practices discovered during the Finish Line Grants Symposium hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

A group of community college presidents discuss data at the Belk Center Presidents' Academy Symposium on Sept. 9, 2019

Sep 10, 2019

Belk Center Symposium Helps Community College Leaders Examine Data to Improve Credential Attainment, Labor Market Outcomes

Community College presidents used data to engage in discussions about how they can improve credential attainment and labor market outcomes during a Presidents’ Academy Symposium hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Sep 5, 2019

EdNC: What We Have Learned About North Carolina Community Colleges by Hitting the Road

"We’re excited that the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State is doubling down on the support we provide to those who lead (and aspire to lead) community colleges," writes John M. Belk Endowment Board Chair MC Belk Pilon in a perspective piece for EdNC. 

Two community college leaders talk during the statewide leadership conference on community college's impact on economic mobility.

May 29, 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 22, 2019

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. 

A photo of Dr. Robert Templin

Mar 6, 2019

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. 

Jan 14, 2019

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

Nov 29, 2018

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. 

Karen Stout

Oct 25, 2018

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. 

Carol Kasworm

Oct 25, 2018

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.