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  1. 1. The Power of Engaging Regional Collaborations Two Case StudiesThe CollaborativeUpper Coastal Plain Learning Council<br />UPCEA Annual Conference – Toronto <br />April 7, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Today, You’ll Receive…………….<br />Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Historical Background<br />Gateway Technology Center<br />First Engagement – The Collaborative between East Carolina University and NC State University<br />Second Engagement – Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council<br />The Future<br />
  3. 3. Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Edgecombe County<br /><ul><li>25.9% of population in poverty
  4. 4. 8.5% of population are bachelor degreed
  5. 5. 34.4% of adult population have not graduated high school
  6. 6. Median household income is 93rd worst in NC
  7. 7. Average SAT scores ranked 85th in NC counties
  8. 8. 74.3% of Edgecombe County students receive free/reduced lunch</li></li></ul><li>Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Halifax County<br /><ul><li>29.1% of population in poverty
  9. 9. 11.1% of population bachelor degreed
  10. 10. Median household income is 94th worst in NC
  11. 11. Average SAT scores are 96th worst in NC
  12. 12. 82.5% of Halifax County students receive free/reduced lunch</li></li></ul><li>Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Nash County<br /><ul><li>16.7% of population in poverty
  13. 13. 17.2% of population bachelor degreed
  14. 14. High school drop-out rate 6.45% (NC average 5.24%)
  15. 15. 214 jobs lost through 2007
  16. 16. 56.3% of Nash County students receive free/reduced lunch</li></li></ul><li>Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Northampton County<br /><ul><li>26.6% of population in poverty
  17. 17. 10.8% of population bachelor degreed
  18. 18. 37.5% of adult population have not graduated high school
  19. 19. Average SAT scores ranked 99th in NC counties
  20. 20. 92.1% of Northampton County students </li></ul> receive free/reduced lunch<br />
  21. 21. Snapshots of Rural North Carolina<br />Wilson County<br /><ul><li>20.6% of population in poverty
  22. 22. 15.1% of population bachelor degreed
  23. 23. 579 job losses through 2007/08
  24. 24. High school drop out rate 7.98
  25. 25. 62.6% of Wilson County students receive free/reduced lunch</li></li></ul><li>Historical Background<br /><ul><li>Tremendous concern voiced by community leaders – their region of the state needed educational help
  26. 26. Community requested University of North Carolina to establish a UNC-Rocky Mount
  27. 27. A task force of community leaders was established and lead by Dr. Jim Leutze, Chancellor Emeritus of UNC-Wilmington
  28. 28. Construction of Gateway Technology Center (GTC), opened 2006
  29. 29. Senate Bill 1239 “A Bill to be Entitled an Act to Appropriate Funds to Extend Advanced Educational Opportunities to Eastern North Carolina through the Gateway Technology Center”
  30. 30. The Collaborative was created in 2006 with $300,000 of state appropriated funds; 2 employees are located at GTC
  31. 31. Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC) was established in 2008 with $250,000 of state appropriated funds; 2 employees are located at GTC; contracted Executive Director resides in Rocky Mount</li></li></ul><li>Gateway Technology Center<br /><ul><li>Opened May 2006, $3 M facility, 16,000 sq. ft. of available space managed by The Gateway Technology Center, Inc. – a nonprofit corporation
  32. 32. Board members are representatives from City of Rocky Mount, Nash County, NC Wesleyan College, Carolinas Gateway Partnership, East Carolina University and NC State University
  33. 33. State-of-the art technology and meeting spaces that are perfect for educational, organization and business meetings
  34. 34. A fully equipped distance learning lab with advanced video-conferencing capabilities
  35. 35. Fully equipped industrial lab for a wide range of research projects
  36. 36. Two flex classrooms
  37. 37. Entire building is Wi-Fi connected and has a 5 Meg bandwidth Internet connection
  38. 38. Facilities are available to rent at a very moderate price on a daily basis</li></li></ul><li>The Collaborative <br /><ul><li>Working partnership between NC State University, Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) at NC State and East Carolina University (ECU)
  39. 39. Served more than 20,500 individuals in a variety of credit and non-credit programs since 2006
  40. 40. Credit side offers three site-based, face-to-face advanced degree programs,
  41. 41. master’s degree in school administration,
  42. 42. master’s degree in social work
  43. 43. N. C. TEACH, a program that helps students to become licensed teachers for a North Carolina public or charter school</li></li></ul><li>The Collaborative<br /><ul><li>Non-credit side offers many educational workshops and provides facility usage for community non-profits with a role in education or community development
  44. 44. K-12 enrichment programs, during the summer and the school year to help bridge the gap between school curricula and advanced learning</li></ul> Examples<br /><ul><li>A Math Enrichment Camp for students, grades 3-5
  45. 45. An Engineering Camp for middle grade students
  46. 46. A 4-H Biotechnology Camp for elementary and middle grade students
  47. 47. A Reading Enrichment Summer Program for K-12 grade students
  48. 48. A Veterinary Camp for middle grade students
  49. 49. The Shelton Challenge, a leadership camp for high school students
  50. 50. Fayetteville State University offers a master’s degree in business administration starting in 2010</li></ul>http://www.mckimmon.ncsu.edu/collaborativeGTC/<br />
  51. 51. Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council<br /><ul><li>Serves five northeastern counties – Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton and Wilson counties</li></ul> Program Goals<br /><ul><li>Retaining students in K-12 education and encouraging them to pursue education beyond high school
  52. 52. Developing and retaining K-12 teachers
  53. 53. Stimulating economic growth through workforce preparedness
  54. 54. Seeking support and funding for in-school health care</li></li></ul><li>Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council<br /><ul><li>25 representatives from NC State University, Barton College, East Carolina University, Edgecombe Community College, Elizabeth City State University, Halifax Community College, Nash Community College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, University of North Carolina General Administration, Wilson Community College, business, industry and governmental leaders who work to address the area’s needs
  55. 55. Over the last two years, the UCPLC has provided program assistance in the amount of $125,190 to local partners to support the core mission areas in the five counties</li></ul>http://continuingeducation.ncsu.edu/UCPLC/<br />
  56. 56. The Future<br />As regional collaborative partners, we must…<br /><ul><li>Help residents get healthy and stay healthy
  57. 57. Find ways to make communities stronger
  58. 58. Fill the education gaps
  59. 59. Support local businesses
  60. 60. Lobby for continued funding to support the UCPLC and its mission
  61. 61. Have hope for brighter futures and enhanced quality of lives for northeastern North Carolinians</li></li></ul><li>Contact: <br />Alice S. Warren<br />Assistant Vice Chancellor<br />McKimmon Center for Extension and <br /> Continuing Education <br />NC State University <br />Box 7401<br />Raleigh, NC 27695-7401<br />Telephone: 919.515.3373<br />Email: alice_warren@ncsu.edu<br />Web address: http://www.mckimmon.ncsu.edu/<br />