This is the last issue of Innovation Abstracts for the fall semester. Keep an eye out for when we return to your inboxes with a new and informative Innovation Abstracts on January 21. We hope you enjoy the holidays around friends and family.
This Week’s Issue
“We the Students”: Employing a Code of Conduct in Student Group Projects describes how students can learn to reduce and resolve the conflicts sometimes experienced when they participate in group projects.
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You Too Can Author an Innovation Abstracts!
Would you like to share your expertise and experiences with your colleagues? Do you want to add to your professional portfolio? Would you like to receive a $50 discount to NISOD’s annual conference? Then write an Innovation Abstracts for NISOD! Author guidelines can be found here.
NISOD will soon discontinue sending our emails to your college’s NISOD liaison to distribute throughout their campuses. Accordingly, you are strongly encouraged to visit www.nisod.org/NISODirect2 and sign up to directly receive information about NISOD’s wide variety of professional development resources you’ve come to expect and appreciate.
UPCOMING NISOD WEBINAR • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
Webinars are free to all employees at NISOD member colleges by using the following information to log in and register:
SOS LMS: Using Your LMS as an Adjunct Connector
Using a learning management system (LMS) is a cost-effective and inclusive way to connect with your adjuncts faculty members. An LMS portal can benefit your adjuncts faculty members and the college in a multitude of ways. An empty LMS shell can quickly be transformed into a communication portal, resource center, and support network for your adjunct faculty members. This webinar outlines how to use your institution’s LMS to create a support network for your adjunct faculty members.
Sherri Singer, Coordinator, Adjunct Institute and Department Head, Alamance Community College
This complimentary webinar, open to educators at member and non-member colleges, is provided in collaboration with Cengage Learning’s “Connect With Ed Tech” series.
For a list of other upcoming webinars, click here.
If you are not able to attend the live event, the webinar will be archived here.
NISOD CONFERENCE • MAY 28 – 31, 2016
Kai Kight, Classical Violinist and Innovative Composer, performs mesmerizing original music and shares stories from his own transformation as an artist. Kai translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their own lives and work environments.
|New Location for 2016!
NISOD’s 2016 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence will be held at the Hilton Austin, the headquarter hotel. Participants and exhibitors can reserve their conference lodging here.
|Share Your Experiences, Insights, and Ideas With Your Colleagues!
Have you been planning to submit your best session ideas for NISOD’s 2016 conference, the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators? We’re seeking your best education session ideas designed for community and technical college educators.
Benefits of Presenting
Selected educators will share their experience, ideas, and lessons learned with their peers and receive a $50 discount to attend the conference. Also, all proposals received by the January 8, 2016, deadline will be included in a drawing for a complimentary full conference registration. Some presenters are also invited to author an Innovation Abstracts and facilitate a webinar!
Registration Is Now Open
Get the best discount available for your most effective professional development opportunity this year! This year, we are offering super early registration discounts for participants who register by April 15!
To help offset expenses, faculty members from NISOD member colleges can apply for a scholarship to attend NISOD’s 2016 conference. Scholarships cover conference registration fees, hotel room costs, and up to $400 in transportation costs. Scholarship recipients will also be able to participate in the trip to San Antonio at no additional cost. If you have restricted travel funds, this is one way to help cover your costs to attend this year’s conference! See full details here.
Check out the archived videos of keynote and special session presentations from NISOD’s 2015 conference.
|STUDENT ART CONTEST—DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31
NISOD is proud to announce its Student Art Contest. One winning student artist will receive $1,000 award; five poster-size copies of the winning artwork; receive the honor of having their artwork serve as the front cover of the 2017 Conference Program; and receive up to $400 in airfare, three nights lodging, and a complimentary conference registration to attend the 2016 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. The winning student artist’s college will receive a complimentary NISOD membership.
One submission per NISOD member college is permitted. It is at each member college’s discretion how it determines which student’s work will be submitted to NISOD for consideration. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact their college’s president’s office regarding how to participate in this contest.
Scott Wright Student Essay Contest
|Community College Week and NISOD are proud to announce the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest. Student authors are invited to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to reach their goal. Three winning students will each receive a $1,000 check. The faculty members, staff members, or administrators featured in the winning essays will also each receive a $1,000 check. Find complete details here.
NISOD’S WEEKLY DIGEST
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