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.

29 May, 2019

Adoption of OER Materials for a College Algebra Course and Its Results

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Volume XLI, No. 20 | May 30, 2019 Adoption of OER Materials for a College Algebra Course and Its Results During the Spring 2016 semester, Southern Utah University (SUU) adopted an OER textbook for its general lower‐division algebra course (Math 1050). Overall, the new adoption for the course went extremely well. Background [...]

22 May, 2019

What Do I Expect From You? What Do You Expect From Me? What Do We Expect From Each Other?: Involving Students in Expectation Setting

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Volume XLI, No. 19 | May 23, 2019 What Do I Expect From You? What Do You Expect From Me? What Do We Expect From Each Other?: Involving Students in Expectation Setting The Importance of Setting Expectations Any good relationship requires that all parties involved have clear explanations and understandings of what [...]

15 May, 2019

Philosophy Beyond Critical Thinking

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Volume XLI, No. 18 | May 16, 2019 Philosophy Beyond Critical Thinking A common question I get from students and nonstudents alike is, “What’s the point of taking a philosophy course, especially in a context geared towards workforce training and placement?” It’s a fair question. It doesn’t seem that an introductory course [...]

8 May, 2019

Reducing Social Distance in the Online Classroom

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Volume XLI, No. 17 | May 9, 2019 Reducing Social Distance in the Online Classroom The term “social distance” generally refers to how well a person feels they know other people and how well they are known in return. When social distance is low, students feel engaged and are motivated to participate [...]

1 May, 2019

Teaching Leadership in the Community College

By |2019-05-01T22:55:28+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 16 | May 2, 2019 Teaching Leadership in the Community College In July 2018, I attended and completed an intensive Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Leadership Development Studies Program seminar. Upon conclusion, my classmates and I were certified to teach and disseminate information about leadership to our colleagues and students. [...]

24 Apr, 2019

Tweeting Tennyson

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Volume XLI, No. 15 | April 25, 2019 Tweeting Tennyson Teaching British Literature survey classes (or literature in general) at the community college level can be challenging. Because students are dealing with content produced during a bygone era, as well as from a different country and social structure, moving beyond simple plot [...]

17 Apr, 2019

Accessing Prior Knowledge by Understanding High School Again

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Volume XLI, No. 14 | April 18, 2019 Accessing Prior Knowledge by Understanding High School Again Secondary education is a common experience among college students. Less common, however, are the types of experiences students had in high school. In order to be inclusive, leaders on college campuses must seek to understand the [...]

10 Apr, 2019

Mentoring Millennial Masterpieces: Creating a Class on Heroes

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Volume XLI, No. 13 | April 11, 2019 Mentoring Millennial Masterpieces: Creating a Class on Heroes Over the years, I have seen social media jade many of my students, so much so that I began to ask them questions about their online interactions and how they affected them. Almost without fail, my [...]

3 Apr, 2019

Help Me! Connecting Students to College Resources

By |2019-04-03T21:34:46+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 12 | April 4, 2019 Help Me! Connecting Students to College Resources In my eight-week courses, students are assigned a final reflection essay. In it, they are asked to respond to the following questions: Evaluate the choices (personal or academic) you made before this course. What were some of [...]

27 Mar, 2019

Beyond the Digital Roster: Ten Ways to Promote Multicultural Education in the Online Technical and Community College Classroom

By |2019-03-27T21:47:32+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 11 | March 28, 2019 Beyond the Digital Roster: Ten Ways to Promote Multicultural Education in the Online Technical and Community College Classroom Over the past decade, online programs have become an increasingly common method of learning for an increasingly diverse student population (Allen and Seaman). A recent study [...]