Writing an Innovation Abstracts

NISOD’s flagship teaching and learning publication, Innovation Abstracts, is written by and for community and technical college educators. Issues are distributed electronically each week during the academic year to NISOD-member colleges. The specific purpose of Innovation Abstracts is the dissemination of information useful for improving instruction at community and technical colleges.

In any year, a full academic year’s collection of Abstracts features a wide array of teaching and learning topics. Although individual issues are written from the perspective of a specific discipline or program, authors often include some flavor of the versatility of the strategies they describe.

Why Author an Innovation Abstracts?

  • Share your best ideas about strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences;
  • Heighten your visibility among your peers;
  • Become a part of NISOD’s stellar reputation and 36-year history;
  • Enhance your own professional development;
  • Supplement your resources during promotion and tenure processes; and
  • Receive a $50 discount to NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

“It is an honor to have authored, as well as benefited from, the information many others have provided in your esteemed publication.”
Kentina Smith, Assistant Professor, Anne Arundel Community College

What’s Included in Innovation Abstracts?

  • Descriptions of successful and practical classroom teaching and learning programs, projects, or strategies that improve student learning; or
  • Research that leads to successful and practical classroom teaching and learning programs, projects, or strategies that improve student learning.

Who Reads Innovation Abstracts?

Although the specific purpose of Innovation Abstracts is the dissemination of information useful for improving instruction at community and technical colleges, readers include faculty members, administrators, and staff at community and technical colleges from around the world. Our circulation list also includes subscribers who represent university, corporate, and government entities.

Author Guidelines

  • Innovation Abstracts are original thought pieces and do not have to include citations in the text nor a reference or bibliographic section at their conclusion.
  • Innovation Abstracts are written for faculty, counselors, and academic administrators.
  • Innovation Abstracts should be 1,500 to 2,000 words.
  • Innovation Abstracts should be clear, jargon-free, and include definitions of special terms.
  • Innovation Abstracts should have the potential for easy and inexpensive application in a a wide variety of disciplines.
  • NISOD reserves the right to make final editing decisions.

Examples of Innovation Abstracts

Submit Your Article Today!

Don’t miss out on the outstanding opportunity to share thoughtful and inspirational insights with your colleagues about the excellent teaching and learning programs, projects, and strategies taking place on your campus! Submit articles for Innovation Abstracts today using our online form.