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 Articles for the statewide journal focus on research and practice across the state. Topics may include:

  • Student Success and Retention

  • Pedagogical Practice

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Economic and Workforce Development

  • Campus Free Speech

  • Social Mobility Program Evaluation

  • Leadership

  • Discipline-focused Research

  • Lesson Plans

  • Opinion Pieces

  • Book Reviews

  • Graduate Research Projects

Submission Guidelines

The North Carolina Community College Journal of Teaching Innovation (NCCCJTI) publishes research centering issues of Pedagogical Practice or Research related to North Carolina Community Colleges.

The journal accepts a variety of manuscripts including empirical research papers, review articles, opinion pieces, and graduate student research in-progress. The journal’s audiences include academics, institutional leaders, policymakers and the public.

Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Seventh Edition, including title page, abstract, keywords, in-text citations, pagination, headings, tables, figures, and reference list. Title page, references, tables, and figures are not included in the word count.


Authors are encouraged to review the journal's Aims & Scope.

 Submission length should be:

 Research Papers (3000-6000 words)

 Book Reviews (1000-1500 words)

 Opinion Pieces (500-700 words)

 Graduate Research (1000-2000 words)

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