The President’s Partnership Initiative ￼
Chowan University seeks to partner with local public schools, private schools, home school associations, and other community groups. Coordinating this effort is Dean of Accessibility Services and Professor of Education Dr. Ella Benson. She shared, “the goal of these partnerships is to help alleviate the teacher shortage, to bring local students to Chowan’s campus for various academic, athletic, artistic, and social activities.” She continued, “as well as to show that Chowan is a great choice for post-secondary education students and professional education for teachers.”
The University offers to partner for professional development activities for LEA employees, such as for credit “a la carte classes,” tuition discounts for graduate programs at Chowan, and professional development boot camps. For LEA students, the university offers dual enrollment opportunities as well as academic, athletic, and cultural and social enrichment opportunities.