NISOD Partners With Magna Publications

Austin, Texas, March 24, 2017 – The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has partnered with Magna Publications to provide faculty, administrators, and staff at NISOD-member colleges with a substantial discount on Faculty Focus Premium.

Faculty Focus Premium offers a wealth of resources on subjects ranging from course creation to grading policies, rubrics to assignment strategies, student engagement to retention, and everything in between. Membership in Faculty Focus Premium includes:

  • Faculty Focus, Magna Publications’ source of knowledge and insight on teaching excellence;
  • Lead articles from The Teaching Professor and Online Classroom;
  • One 20-Minute Mentor on-demand program offered each quarter (a $196 annual value);
  • Sample rubrics, graphs, and checklists that provide insights into the latest trends and topics in pedagogy;
  • Full transcripts of highly-rated Magna Online Seminars and 20-Minute Mentors; and
  • Exclusive discounts on new products and upcoming conferences.

NISOD is excited to provide this valuable offer to its members, who constantly strive for excellence in leadership, teaching, and learning.

“The need for NISOD to provide our audience with new and relevant resources has never been greater,” said Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “Partnering with an outstanding organization like Magna Publications expands our members access to exceptional content at a very attractive price point.”

NISOD-member colleges can subscribe to Faculty Focus Premium for the annual membership fee of just $79, which is 20 percent off of the regular annual fee. Learn more at

About Magna Publications
Since 1972, Magna Publications has provided the higher education community timely, high-quality professional development products and services. Today the company’s growing portfolio of award-winning newsletters, online seminars, online courses, and in-person conferences represent some of the most trusted names in higher education. For further information about Magna Publications, visit

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” For more information about NISOD, visit

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