Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

15 Jun, 2021

Acknowledging Student Identities and Addressing Biases to Implement Culturally Responsive Teaching

By |2021-06-15T18:00:07-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 22 | June 17, 2021 Acknowledging Student Identities and Addressing Biases to Implement Culturally Responsive Teaching It is the educator’s responsibility to make students feel included in the classroom. One way to do this is by addressing students’ unique identities. Personal experiences and social-cultural experiences shape identities. Personal [...]

8 Jun, 2021

Office Hours and Early Alerts: Oh My!

By |2021-06-09T11:55:37-05:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 21 | June 10, 2021 Office Hours and Early Alerts: Oh My! Like Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC), many community colleges are pioneers for new initiatives. Often and rightfully so, those initiatives revolve around student success by providing just-in-time, personalized, or additional support systems for students. Since community colleges [...]

1 Jun, 2021

Changing the Tide: Increasing Student Retention by Acknowledging Race and Bias

By |2021-06-02T14:47:16-05:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 20 | June 3, 2021 Changing the Tide: Increasing Student Retention by Acknowledging Race and Bias Over the past 400 years, race has impacted every facet of life for marginalized groups in the United States, including housing, education, and job opportunities. Although institutions of higher education have shifted [...]

25 May, 2021

Developing a Successful Dual Enrollment Program

By |2021-05-26T16:15:31-05:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 19 | May 27, 2021 Developing a Successful Dual Enrollment Program Harford Community College has been working with dually enrolled business students for eight years. We have employed a variety of practices to help students succeed and have identified some that work well and challenges that students still [...]

18 May, 2021

Disruptor or Savior? A Centennial College COVID-19 Academic Case Study

By |2021-05-19T13:51:36-05:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

  Volume XLIII, No. 18 | May 20, 2021 Disruptor or Savior? A Centennial College COVID-19 Academic Case Study The world of academia as we know it has been turned upside down in a hurry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educational institutions continue to respond to what the virus has done [...]

11 May, 2021

Pandemic Pedagogy and Creating Community With Podcasts

By |2021-05-12T21:34:29-05:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 17 | May 13, 2021 Pandemic Pedagogy and Creating Community With Podcasts Pandemic pedagogy began in survival mode. An extra week of spring break quickly became a panicked full-course redesign as we took our face-to-face classes straight into an LMS while watching the news about the pandemic unfold [...]

4 May, 2021

Converting Corequisite Writing Into a Model of Student Success

By |2021-05-05T21:40:55-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Volume XLIII, No. 16 | May 6, 2021 Converting Corequisite Writing Into a Model of Student Success One of the greatest feats a college can achieve is student retention. Retention speaks to students’ satisfaction with the educational value, instruction, and cost of the college. It means that students see the [...]

26 Apr, 2021

Providing Students With Emotional Support During a Pandemic

By |2021-04-26T21:13:13-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Volume XLIII, No. 15 | April 29, 2021 Providing Students With Emotional Support During a Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has changed our “normal” or daily routine. What was expected to be a two-week shelter in place or “lockdown” became considerably longer. I'm an adjunct instructor who primarily works from home, so [...]

20 Apr, 2021

Best Practices for Communicating With Students Online

By |2021-04-22T12:04:54-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Volume XLIII, No. 14 | April 22, 2021 Best Practices for Communicating With Students Online Beginning in the early 2000s and continuing today, the rate at which non-traditional students enroll in postsecondary institutions has been steadily rising.  This phenomenon, in part, fuels the need for distance learning opportunities. Moreover, given [...]

13 Apr, 2021

Digital Textbook for Principles of Chemistry I

By |2021-04-13T20:43:36-05:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 13 | April 15, 2021 Digital Textbook for Principles of Chemistry I Over the past few years, enrollment in the Principles of Chemistry I course at Georgia State University's Perimeter College has declined and the withdrawal rate has remained consistent. Part of the main general chemistry sequence, it's [...]