The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)2023-01-24T11:47:51-06:00

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. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has 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.”

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First, Do No Harm: Equitable Grading Practices That Support Mastery

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    Our traditional systems of grading tend to reward behavior rather than knowledge, to be demotivating, and to demand that instructors perform endless workarounds to improve student outcomes. In this webinar, the presenters introduce an approach to grading that aims to equitably assess student learning and motivate student persistence. Presenters share details on grading strategies, preliminary results, and learning from implementation. They also provide a sample alternative assessment tool.
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Embracing the Issues of a Typical Student to Create a Welcoming Classroom

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    This webinar is aimed at understanding the issues that students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator works toward laying down a foundation of terms and topics aimed at assisting educators at all levels to create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. Attendees are asked to provide their own experiences to assist the presenter in providing relevant information. The presenter provides a list of ways in which the attendees can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.
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Creating Inclusive Virtual Learning Environments for Deaf Students

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    When teaching online, instructors have an important role in supporting and ensuring the success of students—especially deaf students. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure that deaf students have an equitable experience with their classmates. This webinar offers tips to take into consideration when designing online courses and virtual campus activities. Participants learn how to integrate accommodations into virtual learning environments as well as inclusive student engagement practices to help reduce or remove barriers.
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Why Should I Network When I Already Have a Job?

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    Networking has a bad rap, and many faculty miss vital professional growth and mentoring opportunities as a result. In this webinar, the presenter shares a more accurate and beneficial view of networking, shows why faculty and staff should engage in networking opportunities, and briefly explains approaches and tools to foster connections in a travel-limited and isolated world. Participants leave with a practical plan for making connections while benefiting themselves and others.
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Addressing Time Management as an Emotional Management Tool in Student Success

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    This webinar introduces best practices for integrating guided emotional management tools into curriculum, classroom, and program development to assist students with time management as they transition into the higher education setting. Participants learn about using emotional management tools including low entry barriers, habit stacking, and tangible time management tools like planners to increase student success through behavioral planning.
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