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24 Mar, 2017

NISOD Partners With Magna Publications

By |2017-10-20T20:21:21-05:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 Mar, 2017

Let’s Play ‘Get to Know Your Syllabus’

By |2017-06-16T01:12:46-05:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 10 | March 23, 2017 Let’s Play Get to Know Your Syllabus “I never read the syllabus.” “How long does the essay have to be? Should it be double-spaced?” “Do you accept late papers?” “Will absences affect my grade?” Sound familiar? Hearing these comments from our students can be downright discouraging, [...]

15 Mar, 2017

Beyond the Hashtag: Incorporating Civic Discourse About Civic Engagement

By |2017-06-16T01:12:50-05:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 9 | March 16, 2017 Beyond the Hashtag: Incorporating Civic Discourse About Civic Engagement #BlackLivesMatter #BlueLivesMatter #ImWithHer #MakeAmericaGreatAgain The list of “trending” hashtags can go on for days. It's no secret that the world has become more social—and definitely more vocal. Nevertheless, when thinking about our modernized way of expression, to [...]

1 Mar, 2017

Action Learning in the Classroom

By |2017-06-16T01:13:24-05:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 7 | March 2, 2017 Action Learning in the Classroom What is Action Learning? Action learning is an approach to solving problems that involves taking action and reflecting on the outcomes. According to the World Institute for Action Learning: Action learning is a process that involves a small group working on [...]

28 Feb, 2017

NISOD Announces 2017 Student Art Contest Winner

By |2017-10-20T20:22:26-05:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments

NISOD Announces 2017 Student Art Contest Winner Austin, Texas, 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 Graphic Art Contest. As the winning student artist, Burt will receive $1,000; five poster-size copies of her [...]

22 Feb, 2017

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

By |2017-06-16T01:13:33-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

By |2017-06-16T01:13:39-05:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

By |2017-06-16T01:13:42-05:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

By |2017-06-16T01:13:45-05:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]