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.

20 Jun, 2022

Achieving the “Ah-Ha” Moments Thanks to Reflective Journaling

2022-06-22T11:27:45-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 12 | June 23, 2022 Achieving the "Ah-Ha" Moments Thanks to Reflective Journaling Define the Issue As an instructor, I often struggle to know whether my students really understand the information I teach. I believe students should not only be given an opportunity to master the class, but [...]

6 Jun, 2022

Tech Tools to Support Student Learning

2022-06-08T15:06:18-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 11 | June 9, 2022 Tech Tools to Support Student Learning Technology was already ubiquitous before the pandemic, but with the shift to online learning and the increased prevalence of online instruction going forward, technology should be embraced by instructors to better support student learning. Not all technological [...]

19 May, 2022

Our Students Are Geniuses: Helping Them Believe It, Too

2022-05-25T10:04:40-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 10 | May 26, 2022 Our Students Are Geniuses: Helping Them Believe It, Too Two of the most important components of creating effective classrooms, whether online, hybrid, hyflex, or face-to-face, are connecting with students and providing opportunities for them to connect with the course content. My main goal [...]

10 May, 2022

D2L is Not Just for Teaching Course Content: Increasing Student Success Using Timberwolves Helpful Resources in the Virtual Environment (THRIVE)

2022-05-11T10:00:29-05:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 9 | May 12, 2022 D2L is Not Just for Teaching Course Content: Increasing Student Success Using Timberwolves Helpful Resources in the Virtual Environment (THRIVE) In response to the pandemic, our college shifted the modality of all its courses online. The transition to our new virtual environment posed [...]

26 Apr, 2022

“And Scene!” Using Best Practices From Institutional Assessment Processes to Enhance Virtual Learning Experiences

2022-04-27T19:14:21-05:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 8 | April 28, 2022 “And Scene!” Using Best Practices From Institutional Assessment Processes to Enhance Virtual Learning Experiences In 2019, more than 170 faculty and staff gathered at a design thinking session at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) to answer the following question: How might TCC redesign its [...]

12 Apr, 2022

Incorporating DEI Into Visual Arts

2022-04-13T11:50:12-05:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 7 | April 14, 2022 Incorporating DEI Into Visual Arts Arts and humanities textbooks contain beautiful images, but the art canon taught in community and technical colleges remains mostly Western. This poses a challenge to instructors who wish to teach courses from a non-Western or global perspective, and [...]

29 Mar, 2022

Viewing BIPOC Students as S.T.E.A.M. Professionals

2022-03-30T14:41:52-05:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 6 | March 31, 2022 Viewing BIPOC Students as S.T.E.A.M. Professionals Introduction: An Afterthought When I share my childhood with others, they often cannot believe that I worked as a civil and mechanical engineer for seven years and went on to become an educator. During my K-12 education, [...]

11 Mar, 2022

Process of Collaborative Course Design

2022-03-17T09:34:23-05:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 5 | March 17, 2022 Process of Collaborative Course Design Harford Community College (HCC) uses collaborative course design (CCD) for all online physical education (PE) courses. CCD is the shared creation of course content that applies the expertise of multiple faculty members to meet academic rigor and support [...]

1 Mar, 2022

Midsemester Evaluations of Teaching: Strengthening Faculty Development in Rapidly Changing Times

2022-03-02T15:50:25-06:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 4 | March 3, 2022 Midsemester Evaluations of Teaching: Strengthening Faculty Development in Rapidly Changing Times Student evaluations are used at many higher education institutions to assess faculty performance and encourage self-reflection and improvement over time. However, because these evaluations typically come at the end of the semester, [...]

14 Feb, 2022

Teaching Argumentative Writing in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

2022-02-16T14:05:51-06:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 3 | February 17, 2022 Teaching Argumentative Writing in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces In 2016, an opinion article in The New York Times entitled “Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Free Speech, Too,” was written by Sophie Downes, a then-college student at the University of [...]