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 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: [...]

17 Sep, 2019

“AIR”—Not Just for Breathing

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The NISOD Papers Issue No. 14 • September 2019 In “AIR”—Not Just for Breathing,” Angela Reeves, Adjunct Instructor, Counseling and Student Development, Mott Community College (MI), shares a strategy she often draws on to help students overcome their barriers to persistence and success. Download the article below:

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 [...]