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.

1 Feb, 2022

Adopting OER to Support Equity in Instruction and Learning

2022-02-03T09:53:11-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 2 | February 3, 2022 Adopting OER to Support Equity in Instruction and Learning Open Educational Resources (OER) are having a moment. The state of California just invested an unprecedented $115 million to develop zero textbook cost degrees and OER at the California Community Colleges. But OER adoption [...]

18 Jan, 2022

Meh: Faculty Life After (During) the Pandemic

2022-01-19T13:51:30-06:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

This article is a continuation of the research that began in a previous issue of Innovation Abstracts, "Pivoting in a Time of Pandemic: The Faculty Experience" (Peterson et al., 2020). If you have not already read the first article, you can do so here. y Volume XLIV, No. 1 | January 20, 2022 [...]

13 Dec, 2021

On Becoming Writing Practitioners

2021-12-15T08:10:27-06:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 33 | December 16, 2021 On Becoming Writing Practitioners As the co-editor of a national journal, I have been told privately by many English instructors that they would love to contribute something to a journal, faculty newsletter, or newspaper editorial page. Their promises are seldom kept. The common [...]

30 Nov, 2021

Intrusive Advising as a Retention Strategy

2021-12-02T09:13:55-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIII, No. 32 | December 2, 2021 Intrusive Advising as a Retention Strategy Educators are often not aware that students are struggling until it's too late. We encourage students to contact us if they have concerns, but very few students do. How can we get ahead of problems before it's [...]

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 [...]