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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. 

Belk Center posdoctoral scholar Melissa Whatley

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 

Belk Center posdoctoral scholar Melissa Whatley

Jun 18, 2020

Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley Co-authors White Paper to Provide Overview of International Higher Education Research and Propose Organizational Framework for Future Research in Field

Research on international higher education has expanded and diversified over the past few decades, but Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley said an increase in structure and organization in the field could help provide further clarity for research that informs policies and practices. To begin to address this issue, she co-authored a recently released white paper entitled “International Higher Education Research: The State of the Field.” 

Belk Center posdoctoral scholar Melissa Whatley

Feb 6, 2020

Paper Co-authored by Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley Explores Inclusivity in Study Abroad Opportunities at Community Colleges

Does the open access mission of community colleges extend to their study abroad opportunities? A paper co-authored by Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., explores the policies and practices that promote and hinder exclusivity in study abroad courses. 

Sanford “Sandy” Shugart, Ph.D. will deliver this year's Dallas Herring Lecture

Nov 4, 2019

Dallas Herring Lecture, Belk Center Report to Address Community College Transfer Students in North Carolina

The need to improve success rates for community college students who transfer to four-year institutions has been a national topic of conversation, which is why a nationally recognized expert on the subject has been chosen to deliver this year’s Dallas Herring Lecture hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

Melissa Whatley with her fellowship award

Oct 3, 2019

Belk Center Postdoctoral Research Scholar Melissa Whatley Awarded 2018-19 Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship from Institute of Higher Education

Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scholar with the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, was awarded the 2018-19 Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship from the Institute of Higher Education.