Innovation Abstracts

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.

23 Jan, 2019

Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? A Forgotten Creative Reciprocity!

By |2019-01-24T00:13:49+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 2 | January 24, 2019 Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? A Forgotten Creative Reciprocity! The Academy of Arts and Sciences made the following statement in the Executive Summary of their 2013 The Heart of the Matter report: “Scientific advances have been critical to the extraordinary achievements of the [...]

16 Jan, 2019

Time to Reflect: Common Teaching Challenges and Solutions

By |2019-01-17T18:54:19+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 1 | January 17, 2019 Time to Reflect: Common Teaching Challenges and Solutions Because we are in the middle of the current academic year and on the precipice of the Spring 2019 semester, now is a perfect time to reflect on best teaching practices related to classroom management. Although [...]

13 Dec, 2018

Academic Skills 101: In-Class Support Services

By |2018-12-13T04:06:53+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 41 | December 13, 2018 Academic Skills 101: In-Class Support Services Scholarship continues to indicate that many community college students enter higher education unprepared for the rigor of their academic courses. As a faculty member of nearly 15 years who has taught at urban and suburban, predominately white, predominately [...]

6 Dec, 2018

Increasing Research Knowledge Through a Simple Research Activity

By |2018-12-06T04:45:16+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 40 | December 6, 2018 Increasing Research Knowledge Through a Simple Research Activity In the behavioral sciences, research methodologies are covered in almost every course. Still, students continue to struggle with the application and understanding of terminology related to research; being able to explain the importance of independent variables, [...]

15 Nov, 2018

Faculty Stress: What Can Junior Faculty Members Do to Promote Good Mental Health?

By |2018-11-15T02:12:21+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 38 | November 15, 2018 Faculty Stress: What Can Junior Faculty Members Do to Promote Good Mental Health? A lot of research has focused on student stress, but few studies have examined faculty stress. This is especially true for tenure-track junior faculty members who are adapting to new organizations, [...]

8 Nov, 2018

Using Essay Revisions to Help Students Succeed

By |2018-11-08T16:30:39+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 37 | November 8, 2018 Using Essay Revisions to Help Students Succeed Based on my experience as an English instructor, I am convinced the learning process is much more like a winding, looping rollercoaster than a vector on a graph. While learning can steadily incline, I’ve found most “light [...]

1 Nov, 2018

Three Teaching Strategies to Use Today

By |2018-11-01T13:42:39+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 36 | November 1, 2018 Three Teaching Strategies to Use Today To engage students, instructors must do more than lecture; they must provide students with opportunities to engage deeply with the course content. When students are actively engaged, they focus on the new information being presented. The following three [...]

25 Oct, 2018

Jeopardy and Bibliographic Instruction

By |2018-10-24T22:43:55+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 35 | October 25, 2018 Jeopardy and Bibliographic Instruction Last year I was invited by several academic instructors at my college to provide bibliographic informational sessions to their students. In each of the classes I visited, the students were confident in their knowledge about how to use the library, [...]

18 Oct, 2018

Using the Fraud Triangle to Understand Academic Dishonesty

By |2018-10-18T02:28:39+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 34 | October 18, 2018 Using the Fraud Triangle to Understand Academic Dishonesty A colleague once complained to me that he caught a student cheating on an exam in his class. Among his comments about the student was the phrase, “The student only cheated because he was too lazy [...]