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28 Feb, 2017

NISOD Announces 2017 Student Art Contest Winner

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NISOD Announces 2017 Student Art Contest Winner Austin, TX [February 28, 2017]: Brittany Burt, a student at St. Clair County Community College, is the winner of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s (NISOD) 2017 Student Art Contest. As the winning student artist, Burt will receive $1,000; five poster-size copies of her design; and up [...]

22 Feb, 2017

Interdisciplinary Instruction: An Honors Program Requisite and Informing General Education Courses

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Volume XXXIX, No. 6 | February 23, 2017 Interdisciplinary Instruction: An Honors Program Requisite and Informing General Education Courses With the implementation of Common Core-guided curricula in 42 states, the incoming class of college students will be significantly different from students who enrolled as recently as three years ago. These incoming students expect, and [...]

15 Feb, 2017

Building Technology That Works for Teachers, Not the Other Way Around

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Volume XXXIX, No. 5 | February 16, 2017 Building Technology That Works for Teachers, Not the Other Way Around In the early 2000s, my job as an IT professional in higher education was to support the technology needs of the faculty, staff, and administrators on my campus. Time and again, I saw that the [...]

8 Feb, 2017

Tale of Two Department Chairs

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Volume XXXIX, No. 4 | February 9, 2017 Tale of Two Department Chairs When you think of the job title “Department Chair” what comes to mind? Roles and responsibilities are ever-changing in higher education. The division or department chair position at community and technical colleges has morphed into a myriad of roles, including business [...]

1 Feb, 2017

Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 3 | February 2, 2017 Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom “The only constant is change.” In fact, even that well-known saying was altered from the original: “Change is the only constant in life.” Either way, as educators, it’s safe to say we’re familiar with change. Often, the hardest adjustments—decisions made by campus [...]

25 Jan, 2017

Don’t Reinvent the Critical Thinking Wheel: What Scholarly Literature Says About Critical Thinking Instruction

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Volume XXXIX, No. 2 | January 26, 2017 Don’t Reinvent the Critical Thinking Wheel: What Scholarly Literature Says About Critical Thinking Instruction As colleges face accreditation requirements, or as departments undergo program review, they generally seek to integrate formal statements about critical thinking into their documentation. Yet, it is not uncommon for these institutions to [...]

18 Jan, 2017

Teaching Applied Education Courses Online

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Volume XXXIX, No. 1 | January 19, 2017 Teaching Applied Education Courses Online There is growing demand for online courses in higher education, and applied education courses are no exception. This alternate mode of delivery leverages advances in information and communication technology to increase the geographical reach of education and training. Not only does online [...]

2 Jan, 2017

Why and How to Globalize a Community College

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: The NISOD papers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why and How to Globalize a Community College Issue No. 6 • January 2017 In “Why and How to Globalize a Community College,” Nan McRaven, Principal, McRaven Consulting and Trustee, Austin Community College (TX), and Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Higher Education, The University of Texas at Austin (TX), discuss the responsibility of community colleges to prepare students [...]

28 Nov, 2016

Using a New Tool in a New Way

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 29 | December 1, 2016 Using a New Tool in a New Way Many students find studying difficult, perhaps because they’ve never been taught how to study. There is ample evidence that shows repeated exposure to course material, especially in different contexts, helps move course material into long-term memory (Baddeley, [...]

14 Nov, 2016

Teach Students HOW to Learn: Metacognition is the Key!

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 28 | November 17, 2016 Teach Students HOW to Learn: Metacognition is the Key! “Miriam, a freshman calculus student at Louisiana State University (LSU), made 37.5 percent on her first exam, but 83 percent and 93 percent on the next two exams. Robert, a first-year general chemistry student at LSU, [...]