COA Faculty Present at Community College Conference
Several College of The Albemarle faculty members recently provided presentations at the three day North Carolina Community College System Conference held in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Carol Jo Evans, Assistant Professor, Sociology, and Leah Jones, Assistant Professor, Reading and Developmental English, presented on “Resistance in Adult Learners: What to Do When ‘Because I Say So’ Doesn’t Work.” Dana Newton, Marine Sciences Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Biology, presented on “Mini-Workshops: Preparing High School Students for College Rigor.” Gloria Baker, Associate Degree Nursing Instructor, presented on “How Nursing Students Acquire Wound Care Competency: A Review of the Literature.” Kerry Krauss, Assistant Professor, Computer Systems and Electronics Engineering Technologies, participated in workshops and roundtable discussions on “Examples of Teaching Methods to Engage and Retain Tech Students.”
From a welcome letter from Dr. Scott Ralls, President of the NC Community College System, the system office conference theme was “SuccessNC: Access. Excellence. Completion., which began the celebration of the system office’s 50th anniversary. SuccessNC’s guiding goals are focused on bringing more college-ready students into high quality educational and workforce training programs, and having them complete those programs so they are well prepared for the post-recession economy as either an employee or an entrepreneur.
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