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Call for Webinar Proposals – Submission Deadline Is July 2, 2021

Do you have an innovative practice or cutting-edge research you want to share with your colleagues? Consider facilitating a NISOD webinar!  Learn more.

NISOD schedules a series of year-round, high-quality, and thought-provoking webinars. Led by community and technical college leaders and other experts in the field, NISOD webinars enable faculty members to conveniently learn about best practices and cutting-edge research related to effective teaching. Each webinar, a free benefit for NISOD-member colleges, includes timely, learning-focused, and action-oriented objectives that will help faculty members improve their teaching techniques for online, hybrid, blended, and face-to-face courses. The combination of powerful expertise and interactive technology promises to bring new life to professional development on campuses around the world.

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Professor Flexibility, Philosophy, and Student Completion

This webinar provides an overview of a two-year data project that collaborated with the college's institutional research department to determine if changes in teaching style and course materials increased overall student completion as well as completion of historically underrepresented groups. Course completion rates were collected over a five-semester period for introductory and 200-level courses in psychology and sociology. Data were disaggregated by age, sex, race, socio-economic status, and full- and part-time status. Data also included the completion rates of students who participated in TRIO services and/or took remedial course work. The data show that changes in teaching style and course materials result in increased completion rates overall and among historically underrepresented groups. The largest completion growth is among Black men and Black women age 25 and older. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants learn how collaboration with the institutional research department can enhance and guide teaching strategies and interventions. 
  2. Participants learn how being flexible, supportive, and trusting with students can result in higher completion rates. 
  3. Participants learn how to develop courses based on the lowest prerequisite course requirement without reducing course and assignment rigor. 

Jonathon Wade, Ph.D. is a first-generation college student and associate professor at Danville Area Community College in the liberal arts division. He teaches courses in sociology and psychology and has more than 12 years of experience as a mental health professional, community advocate, corporate trainer, and family consultant. Dr. Wade is a student-centered professor, who places student relationships and engagement at the core of his teaching philosophy. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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It’s All in Your Head: Psychology, Money, and the Economies of Our Lives

This session focuses on the psychology of money. Learn how the evolution and structure of the brain affects decisions we make about our finances, as well as several common cognitive biases that can lead us in the wrong direction with our money if we are not aware of them. Finally, several solutions will be offered to improve our chances of taking emotions out of financial decisions.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Examining the Efficacy of Electronic Student Messaging Systems

This session explores extant literature regarding the efficacy of electronic communication systems and programs in influencing student actions. Large institutional investments have been made in human resources, hardware, and software based on the promise of greater engagement. Participants learn about the documented results experienced by early adopters.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Develop baseline questions that should be considered before entering into a long-term contract for additional communication software.
  2. Review the usage of current communication devices and how they might be leveraged to enhance communication. 
  3. Develop a greater understanding of outcomes measurement as part of the planning process.

Mike Acosta serves as the Dean of Student Affairs at the Austin Community College Highland Campus. He has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education Administration with expertise in student affairs, enrollment management, student conduct, and retention research. His research interests include enrollment policy and practice, first-generation student success, and student affairs policy. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from U.T. El Paso, a Master's in Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from U.T. Austin.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Finance for Females

The goal of this session is to help attendees understand the relationship between women, money, investing, and other financial topics. This subject continues to grow in importance for many reasons we will discuss. It is also worth noting that men have a vested interest in understanding this topic because, in many cases, women impact the financial aspects of their daily lives.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Improving Curriculum to Facilitate Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.

This webinar shares research on curriculum equality. The facilitator provides examples of how equity can be facilitated in the classroom by allowing students to choose their own research topics, studying black authors and businesspeople, and by studying international authors and businesspeople based on the nationalities of the students in the class. A small panel of students speak as well and are available for questions on the day of the webinar.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants are inspired to improve their curriculum by incorporating current research on equality in the curriculum. 
  2. Participants garner ideas from authors and activities the presenter has done in her classroom to promote equality. 
  3. Participants hear students’ perspectives about what equality in the classroom should look like. 

Dr. Terri Stiles has a PhD in Education, a master’s degree in in Education, a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is certified in Pennsylvania to teach English and Social Studies in K-6 and K-8 classrooms. She also holds certifications in TESOL, diversity and equity, online learning, excellence in college teaching, and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students. She has taught Reading courses at Montgomery County Community College for the past 14 years. For the past seven years she has been teaching Speech Communications, Rhetoric, and Business English courses at Penn State Abington. She teaches international and non-international students.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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The Word “Technology" Is in the Way: Thinking Beyond the Term

For centuries, technology tools have aided the learning process. How do we think beyond the term “technology” to leverage learner experiences? How do we recognize and link educational technology with tools like pen and paper or chalk and chalkboards? This webinar explores how educational technology can increase student persistence and retention.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants identify various educational technology tools.
  2. Participants observe how educational technology tools enhance learning while identifying the link between educational tools.
  3. Participants understand how educational technology increases student persistence and retention and can produce robust outcomes during the middle of a global pandemic.

James Cook, Associate Vice President, Transformative Learning; and Demetria Ledbetter, Professor, Supply Chain Management, Forsyth Technical Community College

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Shutdowns, Snowballs, and Sages

This session asks the question, “What do shutdowns, snowballs and sages have in common?” The answer may surprise you as all three have to do with different aspects of financial health. Join us to learn why the path to financial health is at least partially paved with shutdowns, snowballs, and sages.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Collaborating with Student Scholars

This webinar provides three perspectives on successful collaboration with student scholars at California State University Dominguez Hills. Dr. Laura Talamante, Professor, History, shares her experience publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal with an undergraduate student. Dr. Doris Namala, Professor, History, explains how a campus journal was formed that is completely under the direction of undergraduate students. Jasmine Abang, Student, shares her experiences in both of these projects. Dr. John Eigenauer guides the discussion and shares experiences of working with this outstanding group of scholars.

Dr. John Eigenauer, is a professor of philosophy at Taft College. He holds a master’s degree in English, a master’s degree in humanities, and a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from Syracuse University, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Syracuse University Fellowship. Dr. Eigenauer has taught philosophy, English, mathematics, computer science, physics, and Spanish. He has delivered workshops nationally and internationally on the pedagogy of critical thinking and published articles on critical thinking and rationality. His most recent article, “The Problem With the Problem of Human Rationality,” published in the International Journal of Educational Reform, was highlighted in Psychology Today. Other publications of Dr. Eigenauer’s have appeared in The Historian, The Harvard Theological Review, History of Intellectual Culture, Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, The Rational Alternative, Thinking Skills and Creativity, Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Huntington Library Quarterly, Innovation Abstracts, and The NISOD Papers. Before joining Taft College, Dr. Eigenauer worked for Microsoft as a Senior Technology Specialist and at NASA Lewis Research Center as a Systems Analyst. He is a recipient of the NISOD Excellence Award and is a reader at The Huntington Library.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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I’ve Got a Retirement Saving Tool for You: The Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

This session highlights the world of traditional and Roth IRAs, retirement savings vehicles many can take advantage of, yet not enough do. First, we will test your knowledge about these individual retirement plans that can provide tax advantages for retirement savings. Next, we will review the nuts and bolts behind each. Finally, we will review a real-life example of how to assess which IRA approach may be best for your needs.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Two Things Are Certain in This World: Today We Are Going to Discuss One ~ Taxes!

This session addresses one of the two “musts” in this world: taxes. Learn some of the underpinnings of our modern-day taxes, where our tax money goes, considerations when filing our tax returns, plus several additional facets of a part of our lives many would choose to do without.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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Financing the College Experience

This session focuses on various considerations, approaches, and strategies one might consider regarding financing higher education.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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A Guide to Teaching Financial Responsibility

This session provides financial basics every parent or grandparent can share with their kids or grandkids.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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Plan for the Future: How an Estate Plan Puts You in Control

This session focuses on strategies you can use to care for the people and things you love and how to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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Plan for Your-Future: Your Social Security Benefits

This session addresses various aspects of the well-known social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Insurance, Insurance, Everywhere

The goal of our discussion is to better understand insurance as a means of protection from financial loss. Indeed, a key aspect of the financial planning process is to not only achieve success with your money, but to recognize that one aspect of this success is considering the risk management side of the financial equation.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Investing: Getting Started, Keeping it Going, Cashing In

This seminar will outline several key components of smart investing, including how to break planning into manageable steps and how to identify and mitigate risk that can throw off financial and retirement goals.

Glenn Kent works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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