2 Jan, 2017

Why and How to Globalize a Community College

2017-06-16T01:13:57-05:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: The NISOD Papers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why and How to Globalize a Community College Issue No. 6 • January 2017 In “Why and How to Globalize a Community College,” Nan McRaven, Principal, McRaven Consulting and Trustee, Austin Community College (TX), and Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Higher Education, The University of Texas at Austin (TX), discuss the responsibility of community colleges to prepare students [...]

15 Jul, 2016

37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing

2017-08-24T20:20:46-05:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: The NISOD Papers|Tags: |0 Comments

37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing Issue No. 4 • July 2016 In “37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing,” Craig Follins, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Special Projects, Alamo Colleges, presents an exploration, examination, and analysis of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and [...]

8 Apr, 2016

In Their Own Voices: Community College Students Address “Revolution”

2017-06-16T01:16:57-05:00April 8th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 11 | April 8, 2016 In Their Own Voices: Community College Students Address "Revolution" In our country there needs to be a revolution. This revolution must start with our thinking. We are a society of boastfulness, when very few of us really have anything to be boastful about. We hang [...]

25 Mar, 2016

Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor

2017-06-16T01:17:06-05:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 9 | March 25, 2016 Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor Frederick Douglass is attributed with the following quote: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” With this quote in mind, I would like to introduce you to a story about progress achieved [...]

29 Jan, 2016

Just-In-Time for Success: Connecting Underprepared Students to College Resources

2018-04-03T17:23:03-05:00January 29th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 2 | January 29, 2016 Just-In-Time for Success: Connecting Underprepared Students to College Resources Community colleges invest heavily in resources to support underprepared students. Examples of these essential resources include: On-campus and online tutoring and writing labs Advising and counseling services Orientation and student success courses and workshops Vendor partnerships [...]

20 Nov, 2015

Unintentional Plagiarism: Who Should Bear the Burden?

2017-06-16T01:18:49-05:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 28 | November 20, 2015 Unintentional Plagiarism: Who Should Bear the Burden? Many of the plagiarism policies that colleges and universities instruct their faculty to give to students during the first week of classes are often written in a negative context. The overall language and tone is explicitly condemning [...]

13 Nov, 2015

We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines

2017-06-16T01:18:58-05:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 27 | November 13, 2015 We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines More than two decades ago, a teaching and learning colleague of mine passed along a lasting nugget of wisdom. On that particular day, we shared some of the daily struggles and challenges our students faced. While we both [...]

23 Oct, 2015

Our Students’ Soft Skills Scarcity: Why Academics Affairs Should Lead the Effort

2017-06-16T01:19:31-05:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVII, No. 24 | October 23, 2015 Our Students’ Soft Skills Scarcity: Why Academics Affairs Should Lead the Effort Our finest students stood nervously as our university’s president sized them up during inspection. In a few moments, these students would meet the State Chancellor for Higher Education, the Oklahoma State University system [...]

15 Oct, 2015

Questioning Curriculum Purpose and Process: Reflecting on a Major Curriculum Overhaul

2017-08-24T20:23:15-05:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: The NISOD Papers|Tags: |0 Comments

Questioning Curriculum Purpose and Process: Reflecting on a Major Curriculum Overhaul Issue No. 2 • October 2015 Questioning Curriculum Purpose and Process: Reflecting on a Major Curriculum Overhaul describes the critical questions raised and answered at Texas State Technical College as it combined its four formerly independently accredited colleges into a single accredited institution. [...]

15 Sep, 2015

PRIDE: Five Choices for Your Success

2017-08-24T20:23:46-05:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: The NISOD Papers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PRIDE: Five Choices for Your Success Issue No. 1 • September 2015 Being a successful student is a tough job. In this first edition of The NISOD Papers, author Steve Piscitelli provides students with information about how they’ll have a better chance of success in school, work, relationships, and life in general when they practice the [...]