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.

19 Apr, 2018

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges

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Volume XL, No. 14| April 19, 2018 The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges Do you find it challenging to connect with students? If so, you are not alone. As an instructor, I have grappled with the same challenge. The sea of faces in our courses can quickly become a melting pot [...]

5 Apr, 2018

Low-Stakes Exams: Example of Strategy Assessment

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Volume XL, No. 12| April 5, 2018 Low-Stakes Exams: Example of Strategy Assessment Student engagement and retention go hand in hand. Administrators often make faculty aware of retention statistics and emphasize how faculty must do their part to help students graduate. Faculty are also frequently informed about the correlation between student engagement [...]

29 Mar, 2018

Learning Through Engagement

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Volume XL, No. 11| March 29, 2018 Learning Through Engagement As the division chair for arts, social sciences, and public services at Randolph Community College (RCC), I have the opportunity to work with and observe individuals who teach a variety of disciplines. Our division houses Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice Technology, Human [...]

15 Mar, 2018

So, You Want to Bring OER to Your Institution: Lessons Learned From the Texas Consortium

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Volume XL, No. 9| March 15, 2018 So, You Want to Bring OER to Your Institution: Lessons Learned From the Texas Consortium What Is OER? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that can be freely downloaded, edited, and shared to better serve students. OER differ from copyrighted materials in [...]

8 Mar, 2018

Removing Neutral: Using Student Experiences to Gather Meaningful Data in a Survey-Heavy World

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Volume XL, No. 8 | March 8, 2018 Removing Neutral: Using Student Experiences to Gather Meaningful Data in a Survey-Heavy World “Please complete this survey.” These dreaded four words fill up our students’ inboxes after almost every experience they have in college. As a doctoral student, I’m asked to respond to a [...]

1 Mar, 2018

Creating Socially, Emotionally, and Culturally Responsive Environments to Improve Conditions for Learning

By | 2018-03-01T04:41:25+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 7 | March 1, 2018 Creating Socially, Emotionally, and Culturally Responsive Environments to Improve Conditions for Learning Colleges and universities are becoming more diverse, making the need to be inclusive and socially skilled increasingly important. When it comes to communication, respect and professionalism are key to being productive and [...]

22 Feb, 2018

Rip Van Winkle Goes to College

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Volume XL, No. 6 | February 22, 2018 Rip Van Winkle Goes to College Most of us are familiar with Washington Irving’s story about a man in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in the Catskill Mountains and woke up 20 years later, having missed the American Revolution. Just imagine how [...]

15 Feb, 2018

Online Learning: Creating a Culture of Accountability

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Volume XL, No. 5 | February 15, 2018 Online Learning: Creating a Culture of Accountability At Madisonville Community College (MCC), online courses are becoming an increasingly popular scheduling alternative. Our students demand the flexible scheduling available through online instruction, and if MCC doesn’t provide it, they seek it elsewhere. Over the last [...]