Center for Organizational Excellence

Supporting Faculty and Staff of CCCC


CCCC Faculty & Staff Ambassadors

CCCC's Faculty & Staff Ambassadors represent CCCC at community events in our tri-county service area. We provide information about the college and answer questions about everything college-related, from programs to financial aid. If you see us, say hi!

Classroom Observations

Any instructor at Central Carolina Community College can request the Center for Organizational Excellence come to their classroom and observe a class period. This can be a lecture or laboratory section. We will attempt to send two instructors to observe. However sometimes our schedules only allow one to attend the class. The instructors who will be observing you have been chosen because their peers have acknowledged them as excellent instructors. These observations are intended to be the beginning of an open dialogue about how each instructor might improve their instruction. For more information, please complete the interest form.

Contact: Dr. Jaime McLeod

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Course Development

The Center for Organizational Excellence offers instructional design and technology and design consultation, course development, ADA Compliance information, and an Online Teaching Community. If a Distance Education course is planned, it must be original. The instructor and supervisor must agree, prior to development, that the proposed distance education course merits compensation. Approval must also be sought from the department dean, Director of Distance Education and Instructional Design.

For more information, please contact Lisa Knight or Dr. Jaime McLeod.

Course Development Proposal

Employee Tuition Assistance Program

In an effort to continually attract, develop, and retain top employees, the CCCC Foundation provides up to $1,000 in tuition reimbursement annually that can be used to pursue advanced degrees, certifications, licensures, or non-credit courses or programs directly related to an employee's current role.

Eligibility and Guidelines
  • All permanent, benefit-receiving CCCC employees are eligible.
    • Courses or programs must be pre-approved and directly benefit the college.
    • Participating employees agree to continue CCCC employment for at least one full year following reimbursement.
  • A maximum of $1,000 per employee per year over three terms / one academic year (fall, spring, summer) may be awarded as funding allows.
    • Reimbursement covers tuition and fees; costs for books, travel, and other expenses are not eligible. o Employees must apply prior to taking classes.
  • Reimbursements will be paid at the completion of the courses when both a receipt and a copy of the grades have been submitted.
    • A grade of "C" or higher is required for credit-bearing courses.
    • Reimbursement documentation must be turned in within 60 days of completing the course(s). Email this to Deana St. Peter at

Before starting classes, please review in the Policies and Procedures Manual the information under “Additional Degrees” in Salary Determination as well as the Educational Leave policy, noting that neither a salary increase nor educational leave are guaranteed.

  1. Talk to your supervisor about your plans to determine the courses are relevant to your current position. If you are pursuing an additional degree related to your position and would like to apply for a pay increase effective upon earning your credential, you will also need to submit the eform before starting your coursework. Note that you should await approval before starting your coursework if your enrollment is contingent on CCCC reimbursing a portion of your tuition.
  2. Submit the application for tuition assistance before the classes begin. Note you will need to request reimbursement each term for a multiple-term program, but you may request assistance for up to a year at a time. You will be notified within 2 weeks if your request has been approved. Priority deadlines are November 15 for spring terms and April 15 for summer and fall terms. Applications must be submitted before classes start.
  3. Request reimbursement at the end of the courses. Submit: 1) your signed receipt/financial statement for tuition and fees, 2) a grade report indicating a grade of C or better, and 3) a program evaluation showing where the courses fit in your program (for an associate, bachelor’s, masters, or doctoral degree). This reimbursement request must be received within 60 days of course completion. Please email these materials to

Focus Groups

For instructors interested in receiving feedback from their students during the semester, the teaching academy will conduct a focus group session during a classroom or laboratory session. The instructor will need to allocate 20 minutes of a class period for us to conduct the question and answer period. The results will be collated and discussed with the instructor either that day or the next. For more information, please complete the interest form.

Contact: Lisa Knight or Dr. Jaime McLeod.

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Library Resources for Professional Development

Your CCCC Library offers access to a world of resources to support your professional development! Find books about teaching and learning, leadership, academia, and more, or search for new research in your field using our databases.

Perkins Mini-Grants

The Carl D. Perkins Act aims to increase the quality of technical education within the United States in order to help the economy. Central Carolina Community College has allocated funding this year for faculty Mini-Grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide upgraded technology to CTE Programs (including Health Sciences) to better teach technical skills in the classroom. The Center for Organizational Excellence will collect applications until January 15 at which point we will meet and discuss the merits of each (each project has a limit of $2,500).

Carl D. Perkins Act Grant


Deana St. Peter

Teaching Communities

The Center for Organizational Excellence will serve as a facilitator for the organization of teaching communities. Each community will be composed of 8 to 10 instructors from across multiple disciplines at CCCC. Each will act independently but should plan on meeting at least monthly. At each meeting one person will take the lead for the meeting to discuss some aspect of teaching either specifically from their own classes or teaching in general. These communities will allow instructors an opportunity for an open discussion of all aspects of teaching. If you are interested, please complete the interest form.

Contact: Lisa Knight or Dr. Jaime McLeod.

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