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 Nov, 2021

Losing My Control Instead of My Mind

2021-11-17T08:09:25-06:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 31 | November 18, 2021 Losing My Control Instead of My Mind During the past three semesters, I experimented with changing my Learning Management System (LMS) course layout to improve my students’ success and knowledge retention. I made some mistakes and learned a few lessons along the way. [...]

2 Nov, 2021

Virtual Mentoring: Leveraging Technology to Grow Potential

2021-11-03T16:10:40-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Volume XLIII, No. 30 | November 4, 2021 Virtual Mentoring: Leveraging Technology to Grow Potential Technology has influenced the way we live, work, and connect with our students, colleagues, and employee teams. Over the past year, it has allowed us to meet the needs of our students and colleges in new [...]

18 Oct, 2021

Using Forms and Bookings to Shift Institutional Processes From High-Touch to Touchless

2021-10-19T15:41:00-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 29 | October 21, 2021 Using Forms and Bookings to Shift Institutional Processes From High-Touch to Touchless Many colleges and universities pride themselves on the face-to-face interactions and in-person opportunities they offer students. But over the past year, we've had to find a better way to provide campus [...]

5 Oct, 2021

Bridging the Great Divide: Creating a Comprehensive Academic Support Model in the Classroom

2021-10-06T15:59:15-05:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 28 | October 7, 2021 Bridging the Great Divide: Creating a Comprehensive Academic Support Model in the Classroom Since the founding of the first American community college in 1901, community colleges have served the important purpose of bridging the gap between the academic skills students bring to the [...]

21 Sep, 2021

Strategic Integration of Student Support Services

2021-09-22T16:23:26-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 27 | September 23, 2021 Strategic Integration of Student Support Services Every campus has a multitude of programs that support the success of students with various skills and interests. When examining how to achieve student success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to consider [...]

7 Sep, 2021

Ready, Click, Play! Using Split Screens, Annotations, and Fun Games During Remote Learning Sessions

2021-09-08T13:09:56-05:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 26 | September 9, 2021 Ready, Click, Play! Using Split Screens, Annotations, and Fun Games During Remote Learning Sessions “On your marks, get set, go!” This phrase is often heard at the beginning of track races, but not during the middle of a semester. But March 2020 reset [...]

23 Aug, 2021

It’s No Secret – Students are Stumped. Planting the Seeds for College Readiness

2021-08-25T14:10:07-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 25 | August 26, 2021 It’s No Secret – Students are Stumped. Planting the Seeds for College Readiness Research indicates that college readiness is a nationwide concern for community colleges. At Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHSC), we are aware that many of our students enter the classroom without the [...]

29 Jun, 2021

Emotionally Intelligent Teaching to Empower and Engage: Insights From Neuroscience

2021-06-30T16:04:38-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 24 | July 1, 2021 Emotionally Intelligent Teaching to Empower and Engage: Insights From Neuroscience The following article on emotionally intelligent teaching stems from the happy wedding of my 40 years of teaching and leading experience with current research on motivation, learning, and empowerment. My teaching and leadership [...]

22 Jun, 2021

A Plan, A Partner, and the Payoff: Preparing Process Technology Students for the Workforce

2021-06-23T16:24:49-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 23 | June 24, 2021 A Plan, A Partner, and the Payoff: Preparing Process Technology Students for the Workforce Part of our role as educators is to help students find employment in their field of study. Often, instructors strive to share as much technical content during their course [...]

15 Jun, 2021

Acknowledging Student Identities and Addressing Biases to Implement Culturally Responsive Teaching

2021-06-16T15:34:01-05:00June 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 [...]