Member Spotlight -Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) is proud of its reputation for quality instruction and support for students, as well as for its agility in building programs aligned to meet local workforce needs. We’ve come to depend upon NISOD as our partner in scaling up cost-effective, best-practice professional development resources for BPCC faculty and staff so they, in turn, are better equipped to serve our community.” – Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Chancellor

Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., Chancellor 

Name of College: Bossier Parish Community College
City and State: Bossier City, Louisiana
Year Established: 1967
NISOD Liaison: Allison Martin

Allison Martin, Director, Institutional Effectiveness Initiatives

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

How many years has Bossier Parish Community College been a NISOD Member?
Bossier Parish Community College has been a NISOD member for over 13 years!

Why is Bossier Parish Community College a NISOD Member?
Bossier Parish Community College must respond quickly and efficiently to its evolving community needs. NISOD functions similarly for BPCC; the organization delivers timely research and professional development resources that target the opportunities and challenges of most concern for two-year institutions.

NISOD also offers the benefit of bringing workshops to college campuses. Bossier Parish Community College is hosting the NISOD Regional Workshop, Teaching Critical Thinking, on February 22, 2019, so that not only our faculty, but also other institutions in the region can benefit from practical teaching and learning applications.

Which NISOD benefits does Bossier Parish Community College utilize the most and how?
NISOD’s virtual offerings are especially helpful to BPCC’s faculty and staff, as many of their schedules do not allow for attending onsite professional development. NISOD helps BPCC efficiently scale professional development across campus so all BPCC personnel can access on-demand and scheduled webinars.

Interesting News Happening at Bossier Parish Community College 

BPCC Recognized Nationally as a Military Friendly® School
For seven consecutive years, BPCC has been recognized as a Military Friendly® school for providing outstanding service to military families. BPCC offers scholarships for active military, spouses, and veteran students and recently expanded its Veterans Support Center to expand services for the local military community.

BPCC’s Literary and Art Magazine Wins First Place
Savoir Faire, BPCC’s literary and art magazine, won first place for Best Overall Magazine, Small Community Colleges, Southern Division of the U.S. from the Community College Humanities Association. The annual literary magazine competition highlights student work from all over the nation.

BPCC’s Open Campus™ Wins International Award
The American Association of University Administrators voted BPCC’s Open Campus™ open educational resource program as the recipient of its 2018 Nikolai Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education. The Khaladjan International Award recognizes innovation and achievement in higher education.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.