Innovation Abstracts

10 Dec, 2019

Singing Through Freshman Composition

By |2019-12-12T02:38:38+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 47 | December 12, 2019 Singing Through Freshman Composition During my first semester teaching English Composition at Wake Technical Community College, I was surprised to find that over half of my students did not have the textbook by the second week of class. When we began reading and analyzing [...]

3 Dec, 2019

The Need for Adult Education

By |2019-12-03T20:35:39+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 46 | December 5, 2019 The Need for Adult Education Over the past 20 years, the landscape of public education has changed drastically with the introduction of the national No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the state-led Common Core effort in 2009. Colleges across the country are seeing [...]

22 Nov, 2019

Elementary, My Dear Students

By |2019-11-22T20:31:21+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 45 | November 26, 2019 Elementary, My Dear Students Many educators agree that teaching an introductory course can be more challenging than teaching an upper-level course. The effectiveness of the professor’s teaching is put to the test since students have no previous material to fall back on. Many instructors [...]

19 Nov, 2019

Creating Community in ALP Courses

By |2019-11-20T14:03:33+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 44 | November 21, 2019 Creating Community in ALP Courses Many community college students struggle to feel a sense of community on campus. Community colleges generally do not have on-campus housing, so students come to class and leave immediately afterward, seldom partaking in extracurricular activities. This is especially true [...]

12 Nov, 2019

Supporting Community College Student Athletes

By |2019-11-13T14:46:27+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 43 | November 14, 2019 Supporting Community College Student Athletes Athletics are an important part of the community college experience. There has been a nine percent increase in the number of sports offered at community colleges and a 20 percent increase in the number of student athletes since 2005[i]. [...]

5 Nov, 2019

The Situation Room

By |2019-11-06T14:49:13+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 42 | November 7, 2019 The Situation Room Engaging students by creating an inclusive and collaborative environment is the key to student success. Collaboration allows students to embrace and appreciate each other’s individual learning styles. Activities that encourage the learning process in a safe, nonjudgmental arena allow even the [...]

29 Oct, 2019

Embrace the Future of Education With Bots

By |2019-10-30T16:46:37+00:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 41 | October 31, 2019 Embrace the Future of Education With Bots The impact of bots on manufacturing and technology is well documented, but much less has been said about the impact of bots on education. Many educational institutions have already automated many of their teaching and learning processes [...]

22 Oct, 2019

Online Collaboration Strategies That Work

By |2019-10-24T14:06:03+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 40 | October 24, 2019 Online Collaboration Strategies That Work Online collaboration can be tricky for everyone. At Wake Technical Community College, we sometimes struggle to communicate in a timely manner among teams spread over multiple campuses. It is especially challenging to build community in an asynchronous environment such [...]

8 Oct, 2019

Connecting General Education Content and CTE: Collaboration is Key

By |2019-10-09T17:13:33+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 38 | October 10, 2019 Connecting General Education Content and CTE: Collaboration is Key In response to complaints from students and faculty that general education courses did not seem relevant to our career and technical population, Hawkeye Community College underwent a paradigm shift to focus on creating relevance between [...]

1 Oct, 2019

It’s a Small World After All for Community College Students

By |2019-10-02T15:25:39+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 37 | October 3, 2019 It’s a Small World After All for Community College Students Traveling abroad can be a life-changing experience for many students. The benefits include increasing cultural awareness, developing cross-cultural communication skills, and increasing self-confidence. Study abroad programs have the potential to transform not just students’ [...]