SCC Instructors Recognized for NROC Project


At a recent NROC member meeting in Monterey, California, the NCCCS was presented with The NROC Project's Ambassador Team Award.
Pictured from left to right: Susan Huneycutt and Londa Pickett, both from Davidson County Community College (CC), Brigette Myers, Stanly CC, Carole Phipps, Sampson CC, Melissa Reid, Rowan-Cabarrus CC, Taffy Graham, Stanly CC, Susan Barbitta, NCCCS, Kelly Evans, Brunswick CC, and Jenny Billings, Rowan-Cabarrus CC.


At a recent Network, Resources, Open, College and Career (NROC) member meeting in Monterey, California, the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) was presented with The NROC Project's Ambassador Team Award for groundbreaking developmental education redesign, including multiple measures for placement and fresh high school outreach strategies.

As a member of NROC, Stanly Community College is using the provided resources to redesign developmental education as one of the RISE (Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence) pilot community colleges in the NCCCS. RISE poses the opportunity to offer real-time support for students in entry college-level courses, as well as, provide a learning tool for preparing students for English and math courses. At the college, Brigette Myers, Mathematics Department Head, Taffy Graham, Developmental English Coordinator, and Patrick Holyfield, Dean of Enrollment Management, are leading the project.

The NROC Project collaborates with educators to imagine, develop, test, and refine technologies that improve student success. NROC is changing the way college and career readiness is approached and supported. Today’s students face unprecedented barriers to academic and life success, a problem that disproportionately impacts first-generation college goers, students of color, and low-income learners. Committed to growing access to high-quality educational opportunities, NROC supports closing this achievement gap. NROC also collaborates with a powerful network of member institutions to deliver courses and tools that address today’s student success challenges.

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