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.

16 Mar, 2020

The Tailored and Balanced Approach

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Volume XLII, No. 9 | March 19, 2020 The Tailored and Balanced Approach The community college classroom is home to a large population of adult learners. How can instructors best facilitate the learning process for these students? The answer to this question can be found deep within the works of one of [...]

10 Mar, 2020

Applying Sports Analogies to Assessment

By |2020-03-12T19:26:48+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 8 | March 12, 2020 Applying Sports Analogies to Assessment Assessment is a process of inquiry rooted in questions of "How are we doing?" and "How can we improve?" These fundamental questions are often set aside if faculty members feel that assessment initiatives increase their workload unnecessarily or yield [...]

3 Mar, 2020

Interdisciplinary Off-Campus Experiences

By |2020-03-03T21:41:44+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 7 | March 5, 2020 Interdisciplinary Off-Campus Experiences Harford Community College serves students in and around Harford County, Maryland, a part of the Baltimore metropolitan region. The location provides an abundance of opportunities for field trips to culturally significant areas in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. These interdisciplinary off-campus [...]

25 Feb, 2020

The Role of Faculty in Incorporating Academic Mindset

By |2020-02-25T21:31:55+00:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 6 | February 27, 2020 The Role of Faculty in Incorporating Academic Mindset The focus of community colleges is ensuring student success. With this focus comes a need for tools to help students reach their goals. One emerging tool is educating students about mindset. Findings from the Center for [...]

17 Feb, 2020

How to Create More Engaging Test Reviews

By |2020-02-19T16:06:33+00:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 5 | February 20, 2020 How to Create More Engaging Test Reviews Research shows that reviewing content increases students’ retention of that content, especially if this exposure requires them to retrieve information from memory. Simply providing a study guide consisting of sample questions or a list of concepts may [...]

11 Feb, 2020

Teaching²: Psychology and Neuroscience in the Classroom

By |2020-02-20T14:04:46+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 4 | February 13, 2020 Teaching²: Psychology and Neuroscience in the Classroom Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic shift in the educational philosophy that guides professors. The predominant view of teaching and learning in higher education was once embodied in statements such as “it’s the [...]

4 Feb, 2020

Lift Every Voice and Sing: Building Equity in Education

By |2020-02-05T14:10:32+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 3 | February 6, 2020 Lift Every Voice and Sing: Building Equity in Education Instructors spend a great deal of time working with the concept of individual equity as it relates to the students they serve. The majority of equity training and dialogue focuses on a macro-level conception of [...]

28 Jan, 2020

How Will This Help Me Get a Job?

By |2020-01-29T14:10:29+00:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 2 | January 30, 2020 How Will This Help Me Get a Job? With the cost of education skyrocketing, and more pressure than ever being placed on securing a high-paying job after graduation, students often become frustrated by courses or activities they feel are a waste of time and [...]

21 Jan, 2020

Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students

By |2020-01-22T16:18:04+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 1 | January 23, 2020 Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students Nontraditional students are a growing population across community colleges, technical schools, and universities. Although no universal definition exists for nontraditional students, characteristics they share are being an adult over the age of 24, working full-time, [...]

10 Dec, 2019

Singing Through Freshman Composition

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Volume XLI, No. 47 | December 12, 2019 Singing Through Freshman Composition During my first semester teaching English Composition at Wake Technical Community College, I was surprised to find that over half of my students did not have the textbook by the second week of class. When we began reading and analyzing [...]