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.

3 Apr, 2019

Help Me! Connecting Students to College Resources

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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

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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 [...]

20 Mar, 2019

Why Ask “Why?”: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

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Volume XLI, No. 10 | March 21, 2019 Why Ask “Why?”: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines Introduction Critical thinking is valuable when preparing students for academic and economic advancement. Critical thinking is also valuable for intrinsic reasons as part of living a good life. Despite the fact that we are faculty members [...]

13 Mar, 2019

Scaffold, Reinforce, Imagine: Society Building in the World History Classroom

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Volume XLI, No. 9 | March 14, 2019 Scaffold, Reinforce, Imagine: Society Building in the World History Classroom Introduction I have been teaching World History I to community college students for seven years. During my fifth year, I grew tired of reading and grading essays and suspected that my students felt the [...]

6 Mar, 2019

Building Skills for Writing Anthropologically

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Volume XLI, No. 8 | March 7, 2019 Building Skills for Writing Anthropologically I teach an anthropology course that emphasizes intensive writing and cultural and global diversity through a series of progressively elevated anthropological writing experiences. I introduce students to anthropological writing through seven skills-building assignments followed by multimodal presentations and class [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Rules of Engagement

By |2019-03-04T18:14:16+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 7 | February 28, 2019 Rules of Engagement Helping students grasp the real-world stakes of a lesson is a struggle that many teachers face. As culinary instructors we try to simulate a live service, but demonstrating all the responsibilities of a chef, all the decisions that a chef needs [...]

20 Feb, 2019

Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I Woman” Speech and the Creation of Ethos

By |2019-03-04T18:14:33+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 6 | February 21, 2019 Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I Woman” Speech and the Creation of Ethos The lesson I discuss below addresses character creation, stereotypes, and credibility. In it I examine four versions of Sojourner Truth’s famous speech, commonly titled “Ain’t I a Woman.” I invite students to identify [...]

13 Feb, 2019

Ways to Encourage Student Participation in the Classroom

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Volume XLI, No. 5 | February 14, 2019 Ways to Encourage Student Participation in the Classroom Whether you are a seasoned instructor or one who recently started teaching, everyone at some time or another has faced a lack of student participation in the classroom. The sound of crickets, blank stares, eye contact [...]

6 Feb, 2019

CHEERS

By |2019-03-04T18:11:31+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 4 | February 7, 2019 CHEERS Every semester, I create a to-do list of a new teaching methods to try or previous teaching methods to put a twist on. In particular, I try to implement suggestions students offer for improving my classroom. My continued self-reflections on how to improve [...]