In the News

North Car­olina Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion researchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, and pro­grams are gain­ing national notice!


North Carolina’s Mitchell Com­mu­nity Col­lege is fea­tured in a Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion arti­cle about how com­mu­nity col­leges evolve with their com­mu­ni­ties. The arti­cle high­lights the key role that two-year insti­tu­tions play in strength­en­ing their sur­round­ing areas. Read more here.


Dr. Hunter Boy­lan of the National Cen­ter for Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion is quoted and David­son County Com­mu­nity Col­lege is men­tioned in an Inside Higher Ed arti­cle titled Expe­ri­enc­ing Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion. You can read the arti­cle here.




Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion is a nation­wide research inter­est. Some of the lat­est arti­cles are below.


The South­ern Regional Edu­ca­tion Board dis­cusses math and lit­er­acy readi­ness stan­dards in their Com­mu­nity Col­leges in the South pub­li­ca­tion. They also offer rec­om­men­da­tions to meet the readi­ness challenge.

The Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress pub­lished Reme­dial Edu­ca­tion: The Cost of Catch­ing Up in Sep­tem­ber 2016. This arti­cle refers to Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tion, as “a sys­temic black hole from which stu­dents are unlikely to emerge.”


Dr. Barhoum with San Diego Mesa Col­lege recently pub­lished “Com­mu­nity Col­lege Devel­op­men­tal Writ­ing Pro­grams’ Most Promis­ing Prac­tices: What the Research Tells Edu­ca­tors” in the Com­mu­nity Col­lege Jour­nal of Research and Prac­tice with the goal of help­ing Devel­op­men­tal writ­ing instruc­tors best meet the needs of their stu­dents. A link to more infor­ma­tion can be found here.