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 Mar, 2022

Viewing BIPOC Students as S.T.E.A.M. Professionals

2022-03-30T14:41:52-05:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 6 | March 31, 2022 Viewing BIPOC Students as S.T.E.A.M. Professionals Introduction: An Afterthought When I share my childhood with others, they often cannot believe that I worked as a civil and mechanical engineer for seven years and went on to become an educator. During my K-12 education, [...]

11 Mar, 2022

Process of Collaborative Course Design

2022-03-17T09:34:23-05:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 5 | March 17, 2022 Process of Collaborative Course Design Harford Community College (HCC) uses collaborative course design (CCD) for all online physical education (PE) courses. CCD is the shared creation of course content that applies the expertise of multiple faculty members to meet academic rigor and support [...]

1 Mar, 2022

Midsemester Evaluations of Teaching: Strengthening Faculty Development in Rapidly Changing Times

2022-03-02T15:50:25-06:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 4 | March 3, 2022 Midsemester Evaluations of Teaching: Strengthening Faculty Development in Rapidly Changing Times Student evaluations are used at many higher education institutions to assess faculty performance and encourage self-reflection and improvement over time. However, because these evaluations typically come at the end of the semester, [...]

14 Feb, 2022

Teaching Argumentative Writing in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

2022-02-16T14:05:51-06:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 3 | February 17, 2022 Teaching Argumentative Writing in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces In 2016, an opinion article in The New York Times entitled “Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Free Speech, Too,” was written by Sophie Downes, a then-college student at the University of [...]

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 [...]