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NISOD WEBINAR SERIES

NISOD Webinars are offered at no cost to individuals at NISOD Member Colleges and $25.00 (credit card payment only) for individuals at non-member colleges. Complimentary webinars are noted as such under the webinar description. You can check the Member College page to see if your college is a NISOD Member.

Upcoming Webinars

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 home. In order to make this transition easier and enable each faculty member to learn a new set of policies, procedures, and best practices, colleges should provide a comprehensive onboarding and learning experience. Attend this webinar to learn about the structure of one college’s model to help new faculty grow and flourish from the moment they step on campus as “freshman” in a new environment.

Sean J. Glassberg, Director, Faculty Development, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has nearly 25 years of academic and professional experience, ranging from teaching English at community colleges and universities to training industry and technical professionals to become educators. In 2003, he developed the first iteration of a New Faculty Orientation program at HGTC. Over the years, through constant evaluation and new faculty surveys, this program has evolved into a comprehensive course required of all new full-time faculty hires at the college. The course consists of class meetings, assignments, quizzes, webinars, an online resource center, and guest facilitators, all of which enable faculty to immerse themselves in an environment where they can learn about teaching at their new academic home. Sean enjoys sharing what he does and learning what others do to help new faculty at their own colleges.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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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 memory? This webinar reviews the concepts and theories that are the foundations for enacting specific instructional strategies that facilitate students’ ability to retain, transfer, and apply learning.

Webinar participants identify the hallmarks of experiential teaching and learning, learn specific instructional strategies that facilitate applied learning outcomes in all disciplines, and gain an understanding about how pedagogies of engagement activate neural networks in the brain that increase student ownership and valuation of learning.

Dr. Claire Josette KingAssistant Professor, Experiential Education, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College
A youth advocate and K-16 educator, Dr. King is an inaugural faculty member at the City University of New York’s newest institution of higher education. Founded in 2012, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is designed to employ the evidence-based, high impact practices that lead to success for all students, especially those students who historically have not experienced an equitable and inclusive education. With a background in positive youth development and the learning sciences, Dr. King teaches in the Humanities and supports her colleagues in experiential teaching and learning.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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