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.

15 Nov, 2018

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

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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

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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 [...]

11 Oct, 2018

Metacognition Can Save Our Students

By |2018-10-11T01:47:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 33 | October 11, 2018 Metacognition Can Save Our Students Technology has forced many educators to reimagine their classrooms, curriculums, and instructional practices. Educators have had to confront the ways technology has changed students’ brains, as well as how the internet has changed the ways students interact with ideas. [...]

4 Oct, 2018

Differentiated Instruction Leads to Increased Student Engagement

By |2018-10-05T14:54:33+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 32 | October 4, 2018 Differentiated Instruction Leads to Increased Student Engagement Student achievement is important in all levels of education. The effective use of classroom time has long been considered a key element for increasing student achievement. The most common use of classroom time is direct teaching, otherwise [...]

27 Sep, 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies Then and Now: Expanding Concepts of Integrative Teaching and Learning

By |2018-09-27T01:34:24+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 31 | September 27, 2018 Interdisciplinary Studies Then and Now: Expanding Concepts of Integrative Teaching and Learning Interdisciplinary studies and integrative thinking have long been a topic of conversation in academia; many researchers have pointed to the advantages of engaging students in interdisciplinary studies and various forms of integrative [...]

20 Sep, 2018

Integrating Formative Assessment Practices

By |2018-09-20T02:07:25+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 30 | September 20, 2018 Integrating Formative Assessment Practices While planning for each academic semester, instructors often search for new instructional practices that increase student engagement and retention. The challenge is to find optimal teaching practices that ensure students can understand and apply the course content. I often ask [...]

13 Sep, 2018

A Flipped Classroom Approach Can Invigorate Instructors and Students

By |2018-09-13T04:23:55+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XL, No. 29 | September 13, 2018 A Flipped Classroom Approach Can Invigorate Instructors and Students  “Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?” Most people are likely aware of the iconic “Bueller?” scene from the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, when the monotone, high school instructor takes attendance for a less than enthusiastic classroom [...]