PRESS RELEASE: NISOD Announces Online Convenings and Teaching Online Toolkit

NISOD Press Release

For Immediate Release

NISOD Announces Online Convenings and Teaching Online Toolkit

Austin, Texas—April 2, 2020— NISOD is happy to announce that it has restructured its 2020 annual conference as a series of online convenings. These events will feature purposefully selected presentations originally planned for the annual onsite conference. The online convenings will provide budget-friendly, high-quality, and timely resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars.

“It’s safe to say that these are turbulent times for faculty, administrators, and staff at community and technical colleges,” said Edward Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director.That’s why we felt it absolutely necessary to assemble a set of resources that will help educators address some of the instructional and other challenges they are now facing.”

The online convenings will be of interest to a variety of employee groups, including Faculty Members, Administrators, Classified Staff, Student Support Staff, and Professional Development Leaders. Registration for the sessions will be available on an individual basis, or colleges can purchase a Campus Access License and download the full line-up of sessions for on-demand, collegewide access. More information can be found at

NISOD has also compiled a Teaching Online Toolkit for faculty members at its member colleges. The Toolkit includes particularly timely best practices related to online teaching compiled from NISOD’s Innovation Abstracts and webinars. The Toolkit provides research and resources that will help faculty members help their students succeed as both groups transition to an online environment.


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 over 40 years, we have aligned a 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.” Visit for more information.