North Carolina Community College Innovations

The first part of the SuccessNC planning process was a 58-college listening tour that began on February 23, 2010 and ended on October 13, 2010. Colleges were asked to present best practices or innovations related to the SuccessNC guiding goals of student success, access and program quality. More than 200 college-selected best practices were presented during the sessions. The SuccessNC innovations are organized below by college with each offering a synopsis of the initiative as well as a contact person at each college. We will continue to add new innovations well into the future. NC Community Colleges are creating success.
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Implementing contextual teaching and learning across the college programs through professional development. Mitchell Community College launched its Quality Enhancement Plan entitled “Math Rules: The Art of Contextual Teaching and Learning... View »
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High School Students Learn of Career Options at Surry Community College Surry County Schools and Surry Community College used a partnership they developed to teach high school sophomores more about what the... View »
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Surry: Working on Putting all Student Services Online SCC wants to increase access to its student services by developing online/electronic versions of processes such as admissions, career... View »
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Students Renovating Historic House for Community Use A historic house is taking on new life thanks to the efforts of Surry Community College students. Students studying carpentry in SCC's... View »
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Compensatory Education Students Find Peace of Mind in Yoga   Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently received a Community Sparkplug Grant from BlueCross BlueShield of... View »
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CCC&TI Student Finds His Voice with Communication Device   For Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Compensatory Education student Joseph Deviney, speech has always been... View »
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Another Success for Lean Manufacturing Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has campuses in both Caldwell County and Watauga County. Recently CCC&TI worked with a... View »
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Career Transitions: 100 contact hour HRD class for dislocated workers required by local workforce development board This course is designed to assist the participant in making a sound career decision.  The program's 100 hours are divided into... View »
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Faculty Summit Surry Community College spnsored a joint professional development opportunity for high school and community college math and English... View »
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Surry Community College Nursing Simulators Surry Community College utilizes both moderate and high fidelity human patient simulators in the delivery of nursing education. ... View »
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Early College High School The Early College High School, part of a high school reform initiative called Learn and Earn launched by Gov. Mike Easley, started on the A-B... View »
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Global Institute for Sustainabilty Technologies The Global Institute for Sustainabilty Technologies: focusing on how to embed green across programs.  In recognition of the many... View »
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Institute for Climate Education A-B Tech's Institute for Climate Education offers classes, workshops, seminars and other training for the general public about climate... View »
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Exemplary Culinary The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 2010-2011 Student Hot Food Team competed for the right to vie for the national title... View »
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Student Business Incubator The A-B Tech Student Business Incubator (SBI) is a 12-month extracurricular activity designed to provide a nurturing, supportive... View »
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Road Map to Develop New Programs at CPCC CPCC encourages innovation, entrepreneurial initiatives and likes to lead from the front.  One of the most important contributions the... View »
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Simulation and Gaming Program at CPCC Takes Top Honors For the second year in a row, CPCC's Simulation and Game Development students have taken top honors at Microsoft's ImagineCup, In... View »
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Program Cost and Return on Investment  Background CPCC recently updated and expanded a Program Cost Study prepared in 2004-2005. Comprehending what a program costs is... View »
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Cape Fear: "Many programs participating in student competitions" As our instructors stay connected with other professionals in their discipline, they often become aware of opportunities for our students to... View »
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Responsible Student Borrowing for Success To help make students better borrowers, take on less debt than is necessary and avoid a negative impact on their credit record, Cape... View »
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Student Coaching Program "Aligning Your Sails" CFCC has implemented a coaching/mentoring program "Aligning Your Sails" for students (shipmates) to be matched up... View »
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From Optional to Required: Orientation, ACA 122, and Early Alert at Durham Tech Durham Technical Community College's faculty, staff, and students identified a need to enhance the college's front door experience as... View »
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Students' Textbook Cost Reduction   CFCC Textbook Cost Reduction Efforts: With the implementation of eBooks CFCC has made the purchase of textbooks for... View »
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Improving Students' Critical Thinking Skills CFCC began initial implementation of its Quality Enhancement Plan in 2006 to improve students' critical thinking skills.... View »
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Economic Development A local industry currently employs 44 maintenance technicians to service their 960,000 square foot perfumes and personal care manufacturing... View »

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