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2017 NISOD Conference Tickets

Payment for preconference seminars, excursions, and meal tickets must be made at time of purchase and are non-refundable.


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Preconference Seminars Tickets

All Preconference Seminars take place at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28.
Conference registration is required.


SUNDAY, MAY 28, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Have you ever wished you could change your students' or colleagues' attitudes to one of more positive engagement in their work? Well, you can! The secret is appreciating that all of us, as leaders within our classrooms and professional areas, have a profound impact upon the emotional state of the people we engage with each day. Whether interacting with individuals or groups, the neuroscience is clear—the affective domain powerfully impacts cognition, persistence, motivation, and performance. In this multidimensional, highly interactive, experiential, and fun presentation, participants explore ways they can increase their chances of experiencing positive, motivated, and engaged collaboration!

David Katz, Executive Director, Organizational Development, Mohawk Valley Community College


During this workshop, participants learn about the components that make up successful prior learning assessment (PLA) and competency-based education (CBE) programs. Also examined are the benefits of PLA and CBE for students, colleges, and communities. Participants determine their institution's readiness for PLA and CBE and receive information about best practices in PLA implementation, infrastructure and staff investment, course development, faculty and staff training and support, marketing, assessment and reporting, and policy and administrative issues.

Christine Hubbard, President, North Texas Community College Consortium



MONDAY, MAY 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Many students enter college unprepared for the demands of college courses. Workshop participants learn simple but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles they can easily teach students. Through interactive think-pair-share and group reflection exercises, participants explore the reasons why students have not developed these skills before college and examine evidence demonstrating that teaching students how to learn can immediately and dramatically increase student learning and retention rates.

Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita and Retired Professor, Louisiana State University


Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration Meal Selection

Excellence Awards Recipients: One ticket to the Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration is included with your registration fee. If you would like to purchase tickets for guests, please do so below.

Presidents: If you are a president of a 2017 Excellence Awards recipient who is registered for the conference, one ticket is included with your registration.

Conference Participants: If you will be attending the Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration, please purchase your ticket below.


Excursion Selection

Conference registration is required.

NISOD's International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence kicks off on Saturday with three wonderful opportunities to mingle with colleagues, including a visit to the LBJ Presidential Library on The University of Texas campus and trips to San Antonio, just a short bus ride from Austin.

Option 1: LBJ Presidential Library, $15 • Saturday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas, the Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career, including about 643 hours of his recorded telephone conversations. The iconic ten-story building was designed by award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft and features a Great Hall with a stunning four-story, glass-encased view of the archives collection.





Option 2: Explore San Antonio River Walk, $25 • Saturday, May 27, 3:45 - 11:00 p.m.

San Antonio River Walk—a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath approximately five miles of downtown San Antonio. Lined by bars, shops, and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.
(Buses will begin loading at 3:30 p.m. and will arrive back in Austin at approximately 11:00 p.m.)





Option 3: Alamo After Hours Tour and San Antonio River Walk, $50 • Saturday, May 27, 3:45 - 11:00 p.m.

Participants will have an exclusive one-hour tour of the historic mission, including the Alamo church—the Shrine of Texas Liberty—and the Long Barrack Museum, one of the oldest buildings in San Antonio. After the tour, you can take the short stroll to the River Walk to finish your evening in San Antonio. (Alamo tour is 5:45-6:45 p.m.)
(Buses will begin loading at 3:30 p.m. and will arrive back in Austin at approximately 11:00 p.m.)

Internationalization in Community Colleges Workshop Selection

As a result of funding provided by the Center for Global Business, the workshop fee is only $25 for either the morning or afternoon session or $35 for both sessions. However, registration is limited to 30 participants per session, and conference registration is required.





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Payment for preconference seminars, excursions, and meal tickets must be made at time of purchase and are non-refundable.