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.

19 May, 2022

Putting Syllabi at the Center of Compliance: A Full Implementation Effort to Meet Texas HB 2504 Standards at Angelina College

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 25 • May 2022 This edition of The NISOD Papers, “Putting Syllabi at the Center of Compliance: A Full Implementation Effort to Meet Texas HB 2504 Standards at Angelina College,” explores how a college-wide student information system conversion at Angelina College prompted a review of academic information, including [...]

18 Apr, 2022

Creating Certificates to Advance the Liberal Arts

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 24 • April 2022 In “Creating Certificates to Advance the Liberal Arts,” Terry O’Banion, Senior Professor of Practice, Kansas State University, and President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College, explores the importance of credentials in liberal arts programs at community colleges. Download the article below: [...]

19 Jan, 2022

Innovations in Community College Liberal Arts Programs

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 23 • January 2022 In “Innovations in Community College Liberal Arts Programs,” Terry O’Banion, Senior Professor of Practice, Kansas State University, and President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College, explores three innovative community college liberal arts programs. Download the article below:

19 Apr, 2021

The Simple Question That Became a Movement

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 21 • April 2021 In “The Simple Question That Became a Movement," Doug Berry, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Phoenix College; Anne Suzuki, Dean, Student Development, Chandler-Gilbert Community College; and Andrea Scherrer, Professor, Counseling, Scottsdale Community College, explore how the question “What’s your why?” connected a diverse group of [...]

1 Feb, 2021

It’s Time to Reimagine the American Community College

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 20 • February 2020 In “It’s Time to Reimagine the American Community College," Terry O’Banion, Senior Professor of Practice, Kansas State University (KS), President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College; and Marguerite M. Culp, Author and Editor, explore how community colleges must be reimagined to meet [...]

24 Aug, 2020

Increasing Student Engagement at St. Petersburg College: How a Pilot NSLS Chapter Improved Student Success and Retention

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 19 • December 2020 In “Increasing Student Engagement at St. Petersburg College: How a Pilot NSLS Chapter Improved Student Success and Retention,” Stephanie Henningsen, Student Life and Leadership Coordinator, St. Petersburg College, explains how a national leadership society can support the success and retention of Black male students. [...]

24 Jun, 2020

What Is Student Success?

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 17 • June 2020 In “What Is Student Success?” Terry O'Banion, Senior Professor of Practice, Kansas State University (KS); President Emeritus, League for Innovation in the Community College, explores the ever-shifting definition of student success. Download the article below:

11 Dec, 2019

Virtual Reality and Public Speaking: Will It Really Help my Students Manage Speech Fright?

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 15 • December 2019 In “Virtual Reality and Public Speaking: Will It Really Help my Students Manage Speech Fright?,” Susan Childress, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Pellissippi State Community College (TN), discusses community colleges’ responsibility to prepare students for a workforce with ever-growing global needs. Download the article below: [...]