The NISOD Papers

The NISOD Papers, an occasional publication, is NISOD’s version of a whitepaper series that educates our audience or explains a particular issue relevant to community and technical college educators. The NISOD Papers covers an array of diverse topics: professional development, emerging technologies, crisis communication, education reform, and more. It complements NISOD’s weekly Innovation Abstracts, which focuses on teaching and learning topics and is directed specifically toward faculty members.

4 Jun, 2019

One Omits the First Person: An Argument for a Measured Integration of “I”

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 13 • June 2019 In “One Omits the First Person: An Argument for a Measured Integration of ‘I,’” John Bowman, Department Head, English, Stanly Community College (NC), describes the understanding and agency imparted on students when they are allowed to reclaim their voices through using the first person [...]

14 Feb, 2019

Building an Academic Culture for Success

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 12 • February 2019 In “Building an Academic Culture for Success,” Dr. Rafael Castillo, Director, Publications and Special Projects, Catch the Next, Inc. and Professor, English and Humanities, Alamo Colleges District (TX), discusses the particular challenges for first-generation college students and how to support their success. Download the article [...]

3 Apr, 2018

Providing 24/7 Service for Students and Employees

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Providing 24/7 Service for Students and Employees Issue No. 10 • April 2018 In “Providing 24/7 Service for Students and Employees,” Tammie Mahoney, Manager, Information Technology, Harper College (IL), discusses how to increase student success by providing help with technical issues outside of regular business hours.

16 Jan, 2018

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creating Entrepreneurial Learning Environments

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creating Entrepreneurial Learning Environments Issue No. 9 • January 2018 In “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creating Entrepreneurial Learning Environments,” Bree Langemo, J.D., President, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, redefines entrepreneurship and discusses ways students benefit from learning an entrepreneurial mindset.

3 Oct, 2017

Silos to Bridges: Creating Avenues for Collaboration

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Silos to Bridges: Creating Avenues for Collaboration Issue No. 8 • October 2017 In “Silos to Bridges: Creating Avenues for Collaboration,” Karen Armstrong, Career Counselor, Career Services Department, Pennsylvania State University (PA), and Steve Piscitelli, Retired Professor, Author, and Speaker, provide a framework for building collaboration between student affairs and faculty members. [...]

2 Jan, 2017

Why and How to Globalize a Community College

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Why and How to Globalize a Community College Issue No. 6 • January 2017 In “Why and How to Globalize a Community College,” Nan McRaven, Principal, McRaven Consulting and Trustee, Austin Community College (TX), and Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Higher Education, The University of Texas at Austin (TX), discuss the responsibility of community colleges to prepare students [...]

9 Oct, 2016

Faculty Development: What Important Questions Should We Be Asking?

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Faculty Development: What Important Questions Should We Be Asking? Issue No. 5 • October 2016 Author Steve Piscitelli poses questions to institutional leadership to start a larger conversation about fostering faculty growth and resilience in this fifth edition of The NISOD Papers, “Faculty Development: What Important Questions Should We Be Asking?” [...]

15 Jul, 2016

37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing

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37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing Issue No. 4 • July 2016 In “37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing,” Craig Follins, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Special Projects, Alamo Colleges, presents an exploration, examination, and analysis of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and [...]

15 May, 2016

An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Student Success

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An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Student Success Issue No. 3 • May 2016 In “An Entrepreneurial Mindset for Student Success,” Gary Schoeniger, Founder and CEO, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, and Bree Langemo, President, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, offer an inside look at a promising new approach to student success designed to harness the power of entrepreneurial [...]