Innovation Abstracts

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About Innovation Abstracts

Every other week, faculty, administrators, and staff at NISOD member colleges receive Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching and learning publication. Authors share their best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences. A full academic year’s collection features a wide array of topics with each issue having something for everyone. Opinions and views expressed in Innovation Abstracts are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of NISOD.

Latest Version

Volume XLIV, No. 10 | May 26, 2022

In this week’s Innovation Abstracts, “Our Students Are Geniuses: Helping Them Believe It, Too,” Julie Stewart, Adjunct Instructor, Business and Management, Community College of Aurora, explores how creative projects help students stay engaged in the classroom.

Upcoming Issues

January 20 “Meh: Faculty Life After (During) the Pandemic”
February 3 “Adopting OER to Support Equity in Instruction and Learning”
February 17 “Teaching Argumentative Writing in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces”
March 3 “Midsemester Evaluations of Teaching: Strengthening Faculty Development in Rapidly Changing Times”
March 17 “The Process of Collaborative Course Design”
March 31 “Viewing BIPOC Students as S.T.E.A.M. Professionals”
April 14 “Incorporating DEI in Visual Arts”
April 28 “And Scene! Using Best Practices from Institutional Assessment Processes to Enhance Virtual Learning Experiences”
May 12 “D2L is Not Just for Teaching Course Content: Increasing Student Success Using Timberwolves’ Helpful Resources in the Virtual Environment (T.H.R.I.V.E.)”
May 26 “Our Students are Geniuses: Helping Them Believe It, Too”

Past Issues

Past issues are posted in the archive section of our website. Faculty, administrators, and staff at NISOD-member colleges must login to view archived issues.

Authoring an Innovation Abstracts

NISOD maintains an open call for Innovation Abstracts pieces. Community and technical college educators are invited to share their best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

Please review the Writing an Innovation Abstracts page if you are interested in authoring an Innovation Abstracts for NISOD.