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Regina R Alston

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Instructor, English
(919) 530-5572
(919) 530-7991
309 A Edmonds Classroom Building


Instructor in the Department of Language and Literature who teaches four classes of English Composition; also has taught Techniques in the Critical Reading of Literature; Junior/Senior Seminar; Freshman Honors Seminar and Sophomore Honors Seminar. Previously served as director of the Quality Enhancement Plan and director of the Office of National and International Fellowships. As QEP director, she collected the writing samples for three years of the five-year QEP program and wrote the drafts for the QEP SACS Fifth Year Impact Report that was submitted in 2014 and approved.


Regina R. Alston has taught English at North Carolina Central University since 1978. Prior to teaching at NCCU, she taught ninth grade English for four years in the former Durham County Schools (now Durham Public Schools). While at NCCU, Professor Alston has served the University in a number of capacities.
During the fall semester of 2012, Regina Alston returned to the classroom. Professor Alston is a faculty member who teaches English courses in the department of Language and Literature. From 2009 until 2012, she was QEP director.
On September 1, 2009, Regina Alston was selected to fill the new position of Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in the Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of University Accreditation. She established the new Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In that capacity, she also collected the writing samples currently used as data for documenting successful achievement of the QEP's Student Learning Outcomes. She served for three years and built the foundation of the QEP. The QEP is a five-year program that serves as an essential part of the University's accreditation. Prior to this appointment, she served as a member of the faculty in the Department of English, and she also served as Director of the Office of National and International Fellowships. In addition, for over fifteen years, she taught Freshman Honors and Sophomore Honors Seminar classes as well as the honors sections of English Composition I and II in conjunction with the University Honors Program.
Professor Alston also represents NCCU beyond the campus. Since 1990, Alston has been a Consultant with the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. In that capacity, she has served as a Reader, Table Leader, and Section Leader involved in holistic scoring essay portions of the following national examinations: Advanced Placement Test in English Literature (AP), Scholastic Aptitude Test-Writing (SAT-II), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), National Teachers? Examination (NTE), PRAXIS, and English Composition Test of the College Board (ETC). In addition, she has been selected to conduct online scoring for the SAT and for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). She was also selected by the College Board to serve as a Senior Reviewer to approve syllabi for Advanced Placement English courses taught throughout the United States.
On the state level, Regina Alston represented North Carolina Central University as a member of Leadership North Carolina, Class III. The experience was a highlight of her civic activities.
At North Carolina Central University, Alston has been a co-presenter of Writing Intensive Course Workshops. These workshops were designed to help faculty members develop writing assignments for courses across the curriculum. Alston also trained faculty in holistic scoring techniques.
One of her proudest achievements at NCCU was being chosen by faculty to receive the University Teaching Award.
Professor Alston served on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee which developed NCCU's plan for reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) . During her many years of service at NCCU. she has been active on university-level and departmental-level committees. In the Department of English, she developed the first online ENG 1210 course. She also served as the Campus Representative for the UNC in Washington Program.
Regina Robinson Alston received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from North Carolina Central University (1974;1977). She has held N.C. "A" and "G" teacher certification. In 1990, she completed all coursework and examinations for the Ph.D., except the dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Above all, Alston works to maintain academic integrity and to continue the tradition of excellence at North Carolina Central University. Her goal is to continue to inspire all students to reach their highest potential.

Research Interests

Holistic scoring
Curriculum and Instruction
Writing Skills
Presentation Skills
Preparation for Graduate/Professional School
Student Retention/Student Success
Multicultural Literature


MA North Carolina Central University 1977
BA North Carolina Central University 1974
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