Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) an Open-Door, Open-Access Institution of Learning

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Serves a Diverse Community

CPCC Serves a Diverse Community of Learners

Online community, regarding recent discussions in the LGBT community about the College and one of our students, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is an open-door, open-access institution of learning, and we are proud of its rich diversity. CPCC has a 50-year history of being fair, respectful and considerate of all students.  The College does not tolerate harassment of any kind.

College personnel have been investigating the incident in question for several days, and the goal is to reach an amicable resolution with the student in the near future.

The College has examined its policies and procedures, and we are certain that they are in compliance with current laws.  The College will work to ensure those policies are followed and clearly communicated.

We intend to have on-going dialogue with local and state LGBT leaders, including the College’s own LGBT organization, as we continue to address this issue.

Here is a link to CPCC’s equal opportunity policy:
http://www.cpcc.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures/1-00-the-equal-opportunity-program

 

Service Helps Learning Says 2013 Educator/Service Award Winner

CPCC Today - Krystal Crowe Interview

Click Here to View the Krystal Crowe Interview Video

Krystal Crowe, Student Life program coordinator at CPCC, and this year’s Larry M. Harding Educator/Community Service Award winner, sees giving back as more than just a nine to five. In addition to her work getting students involved with service opportunities through the community college, she also finds time to volunteer with her church outreach group. “I’m a strong believer in what Gandhi said –  ‘the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’” she says.

Service isn’t just good for your spirit — it can help with your grades. A 2001 collection of studies from the Corporation for National and Community Service cites the benefits of service based learning on academic achievement, graduation rates, and universities and larger communities. Crowe agrees, “Service learning allows students to connect what they are learning in the classroom with what occurs in their community.”

In her three and half years with CPCC, Crowe has helped develop many ways students can learn through giving back. She says students who want to get involved should connect to CPCC’s Service Learning Center which offers projects throughout the semester as well as courses with a service component.

“I am a servant leader by nature” says Crowe. Recently, she also helped restructure the “IGN1TE” program, which teaches students leadership skills through a semester long, non-credit program.

 

Article and interview by Mason Rhodes, adjunct faculty at CPCC.
Video production services by CPCC Digital Media Services.

CPCC Now Offers 27 Fully Online Degree, Diploma and Certificate Academic Programs

CPCC now offers an Associate in Arts (AA) and an Associate in Science (AS) degree track that can be completed fully online – no in-person classroom time required – plus 25 certificates, diplomas and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in computer technology Advising Advice: Learning Style Surveyintegration, business, criminal justice, office assisting, construction management and more.

CPCC will offer 1,064 fully online classes for the fall 2013 semester. The subject areas include foreign language, science, math, English, humanities, communication, sociology, psychology, art, music, religion, business, office assistant, health information technology, education, criminal justice, business, marketing, and human resources.

To learn more about CPCC’s online programs and resources, visit www.cpcc.edu/academics/online.

EdCamp Charlotte Comes to CPCC Central Campus on May 20

Attention Charlotte community! Join us for EdCamp Charlotte #2 at CPCC’s Central campus on May 15.

EdCamp Charlotte

EdCamp Charlotte

What is EdCamp?

EdCamp Charlotte is a user-generated “unconference” event for anyone who is interested in improving student success. An “EdCamp” is based on the “BarCamp” event model for providing open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Education professionals and attendees make a quick pitch to speak or present a session during EdCamp. Attendees then vote on what they would like to see, creating the schedule of events for the day. Anyone can pitch a session, so start working on your pitch and session content now. It’s a fun, innovative and free way for the community to gather, exchange ideas and share experiences.

Topics at an EdCamp 

Topics often discussed or presented during an EdCamp include but are not limited to teaching and learning, pedagogy, instructional design, instructional technology, e-learning, distance education, mobile learning, improving the quality of education, best practices, instructional emerging software applications and technologies, social media and social learning, learning management systems, course management systems, Blackboard, Moodle, course content creation, classroom management and much more!

Here’s How it Works

  • Anyone with ideas that they want to share makes a pitch to the group.
  • After the pitches, everyone votes on what sessions they want to attend.
  • The votes are tallied, the agenda is set and the learning commences!
  • Presenters and attendees meet in assigned rooms for the sessions.

When and Where

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Take Hall in the Overcash Center on CPCC’s Central Campus

Join Us!

Be sure to join us for this innovative and informal way to exchange experiences and promote student success! EdCamp Charlotte is FREE to attend. Student and public participation is encouraged. Pre-event registration is appreciated but not required.
For more information about EdCamp Charlotte, click here to visit our website! For related inquiries, please email socialmedia@cpcc.edu.