Skills to Succeed

Competency-Based Education Summit finding consensus for new learning evaluation Participants at the 2017 University of North Carolina Competency-Based Education Summit were given small Rubik’s cubes that symbolized how much of a puzzle modern education can be: while it might be simple to complete one side, to solve the entire puzzle is much more difficult. For …

Exchanging Ideas

UNC’s Adult Learner Convening focuses on strategies to help students who have stopped out With support from the state General Assembly, the University of North Carolina is helping North Carolina residents who “stopped out” before completing their degree. UNC is leading efforts to assist its member campuses and provide venues to exchange ideas to best …

Approaching the finish line

UNC initiative aims to help former students earn their undergraduate degrees It was a bittersweet moment when Isaac Smith attended his 50th anniversary reunion at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University last year. While he enjoyed visiting with his former classmates, Smith said he felt incomplete because they had earned their diplomas and he …

UNC, NCSU Offering Online Lateral-Entry Teaching Program

Carolina and N.C. State are launching a joint online program for people who have been hired to teach in N.C. schools but haven’t yet been fully certified to work in classrooms. The program is intended to help the state address its widening teacher shortage by providing a new avenue for lateral-entry teachers to gain licensure. …

Exploring a new Frontier

FSU, UNCG part of Gates Foundation program to increase graduation rates Ensuring that more students earn a degree is one of the highest priorities of the University of North Carolina. Two UNC campuses, Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, have been selected to join a national program designed to increase …

UNC Pembroke launches pathway program with College of Veterinarian Medicine at N.C. State University

University officials announced a partnership program between The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and N.C. State University designed to attract the brightest future veterinarians. The program will serve as a pipeline to prepare undergraduates at UNC Pembroke for a career at one of the top veterinary schools in the nation. On Wednesday, leaders of …

UNC Charlotte participating in national research study on college advising

Does sustained, intensive college advising that taps the strength of people and technology help students graduate? That question is the focus of a national research project for which UNC Charlotte and two other higher education institutions have been selected to participate. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, and MDRC, an …

Are You In-State?

New online system is one-stop shop to determine residency for NC college students For many college students, in-state residency means the benefit of lower tuition as well as eligibility for state financial aid. The North Carolina Residency Determination Service, or NC RDS, is a new online system developed to provide a centralized process for determining …

UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State partner to offer innovative program for lateral entry teachers

Joint online program aims to help North Carolina address its growing teacher shortage (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 9, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University are launching a joint online program for people who have been hired to teach in North Carolina schools but haven’t yet …

Predictable Tuition

Newly instituted fixed-tuition payment program helps UNC campuses remain affordable With the rising costs of college education in America, students who can predict their tuition costs for their academic careers stand a better chance of staying in school and graduating on time. That’s the philosophy behind the University of North Carolina’s newly instituted fixed tuition …

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