Webinar Series

Led by community and technical college leaders and other experts in the field, NISOD’s monthly webinars enable faculty members to conveniently learn about best practices and cutting-edge research related to effective teaching.

8 Mar, 2019

Widening the Aperture: Experiential Teaching for Engaged Learning

By |2019-03-11T13:19:57+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Widening the Aperture: Experiential Teaching for Engaged Learning As community college faculty members and professional staff, we know good teaching. In fact, we specialize in it (i.e., experiential education, applied learning, student-centered instruction, interactive teaching). However, what are the mechanisms by which we practice these pedagogies of engagement? What is the learning science that maximizes students’ prior experiences and activates their working [...]

27 Feb, 2019

The Known Unknowns: Some Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Full-Time Faculty

By |2019-02-28T14:17:45+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

The Known Unknowns: Some Best Practices for Onboarding and Training New Full-Time Faculty Each year, community college administrators and Human Resources departments are busy hiring new full-time faculty members. These new faculty members then experience the transition from their previous place of employment, whether from an academic institution or industry, to their new campus [...]

20 Feb, 2019

The Office Hours Initiative (OHI): Outreach, Support, and Success

By |2019-02-20T20:41:48+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

The Office Hours Initiative (OHI): Outreach, Support, and Success Office hours at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (North Carolina) recently became an issue. Although some faculty members were not available during their advertised hours, many were available, yet students did not visit. While factors influencing students’ decisions to use office hours are largely beyond instructors’ control, instructors [...]

6 Feb, 2019

Practical Strategies for Supporting English-as-an-Additional-Language Students

By |2019-02-07T13:11:14+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Practical Strategies for Supporting English-as-an-Additional-Language Students This webinar considers pedagogical challenges from the perspective of learners of English-as-an-additional-language (EAL). In particular, it illustrates the salient linguistic features of a chosen source language, in this case Chinese, as an example of the potential communication challenges faced by students in order to help raise your awareness about [...]

31 Jan, 2019

Can Science Survive Without the Humanities?

By |2019-02-01T14:01:26+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Can Science Survive Without the Humanities? In modern curriculum, there has been a gradual disengagement of the arts from the sciences. Standard language has changed from the arts and sciences to the arts or sciences. During our webinar, we demonstrate that there is a forgotten reciprocity between the sciences and the humanities that can and [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Evidenced-based Strategies for Implementing Critical Learner Reflection

By |2019-01-24T19:42:07+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Evidenced-based Strategies for Implementing Critical Learner Reflection At one point or another in our learning journeys, we have probably all been asked to reflect on our learning experiences. Although educators across disciplines have long recognized reflection’s importance and applicability across a wide variety of educational settings, it nonetheless remains a challenging concept for educators [...]

17 Jan, 2019

Active Learning Using Free Polling Software

By |2019-01-22T15:31:51+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Active Learning Using Free Polling Software Active learning has been proven to help students analyze and apply course materials to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts being taught. Active-learning strategies include brainstorming, think-pair-share, case studies, discussions, in-class demonstrations, and many other deep-learning techniques. Kahoot, a free survey and quiz application, can be used to engage [...]

14 Dec, 2018

Elevating Success Opportunities for Our Students: Encouraging Emotional Intelligence Skill Usage Throughout the Community College Curriculum

By |2018-12-18T02:51:05+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Elevating Success Opportunities for Our Students: Encouraging Emotional Intelligence Skill Usage Throughout the Community College Curriculum This webinar reviews the principles of emotional intelligence. The webinar facilitator provides reasons why it is beneficial to have students use high emotional intelligence skills throughout the community college curriculum and not just as part of psychology and [...]

6 Dec, 2018

CHEERS! Teaching Strategies

By |2018-12-07T16:58:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

CHEERS! Teaching Strategies This webinar shares teaching strategies that the facilitator has used to increase student engagement and obtain good reviews from students and peers. CHEERS is an acronym that stands for: Challenge students to think critically, Help students by providing many resources, Encourage often, Excite students about the subject, Respect students, and Share stories that helped you become the professional you are today. During the webinar, participants are provided with examples of [...]

8 Nov, 2018

Providing Increased Access and Affordability for Students via “Inclusive Access”

By |2018-11-09T14:35:53+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Free, Webinar Series|0 Comments

Providing Increased Access and Affordability for Students via "Inclusive Access" Co-chairs of the Tarrant County College Inclusive Access Project, Dr. Mark McClendon and Dr. Tyson McMillan, discuss their affordability program called TCC Plus, which launched in Spring 2018. TCC Plus is student focused, faculty driven, and administrative supported. Dr. McClendon shares his perspective from [...]