Matthew Meyer

Dr. Matthew Meyer is the associate vice president of educational innovations for the N.C. Community College System.

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Perspective | Framing the state’s myFutureNC goal at the local level

This article was written by Matt Meyer in association with the State Council for Sector Strategies. “Ensuring that by 2030,...

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Wake up and do!

Muhammad Ali appeared on an English television show when he was 35 years old and asked what he was going to...

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The conversation

I have always envied those who have had the opportunity to meet and learn from wise and emphatic leaders or...

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Rain, ponchos, and a human encyclopedia

Close your eyes and imagine Mexico. What do you see? Cactus, brown rocky terrain, maybe desert with heat waves radiating...

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Selfie time: Introducing the NC Community College Hispanic/Latinx initiative team

Selfies are such an engrained activity in society today that I thought about asking the NC Community College Hispanic/Latino initiative...

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Follow along with us: NC Community College Hispanic/Latino Initiative travels to Mexico

In the spring of 2018, the NC State Board of Community Colleges adopted a new strategic plan, Putting Education to...

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Women of construction education

Above my desk hangs a framed print of The Country School, a painting by the famed American painter, Winslow Homer....

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The many narratives of the military-gray lathe

On an early spring day in 2014, several NC Community College System Office leaders were touring Craven Community College’s machining labs when...

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What do Benjamin Franklin, Mickey Mouse, and Ringo Starr have in common? All were apprentices.

Question: What do Benjamin Franklin, Mickey Mouse and Ringo Starr have in common? How about Jacob Toney, Alex Hawkins and...

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A pirate or the president: Career choices of a kindergartener

In 2007, my daughter’s kindergarten teacher gave her an assignment to list her future career goals. To our amusement her...

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Work-based learning is like a courtship

What is work-based learning? The Lebanese poet, Kahlil Gibran, wrote that “work is love made visible.” Then, perhaps work-based learning...

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Work the FINS to diversify revenue for programs, schools, communities

“The best gifts to our college were those I never expected. I just made friends, lots of friends, anywhere and...