August is normally a busy time for the 58 North Carolina community colleges and their campuses, as hundreds of thousands of students show up on campus along with faculty, staff, and administrators. This fall will undoubtedly be hectic, but with many colleges shifting their courses online, it will be a different kind of fall.
Will enrollment increase due to the poor economy? Will we see an increase in “gap year” four-year students who opt out of university instruction during COVID-19? Or will enrollment trend downward as more students must take care of their children, or siblings, who are now learning virtually at home? Who will be named the next president of the community college system?
We have told many stories over the past two-plus years of covering the community college system, but we want to hear from you. What stories should we tell this fall? Where should we visit? What issues should we research?
Let us know below!