As your college’s NISOD Liaison, please distribute this information to all faculty, staff, and administrators at your institution.




This Week’s Issue

On Giving Students the Gift of Time describes in-class exercises that help students better manage their time in and out of the classroom.


Past Issue

Check out this past issue that may be helpful as the fall semester kicks off. The First Day of Class: People Before Paper provides tips on how to make students feel connected to you, your classroom, and to each other beginning with the first day of class.


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Webinars are free to all Northern Virginia Community College employees by using the following information to log in and register:


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Meeting Faculty Needs Through a Curriculum for Active Learning Series

Houston Community College’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence supports over 3,500 full- and part-time faculty members’ instructional design needs through collaborative partnerships across disciplines and delivery modes. Short online modules and face-to-face consultations in individual and cohort options support active, collaborative, engaging, and real-world online learning for student success. This webinar describes the program’s past and future development, attributes, and limitations.

David Diehl, Director; Kimberly Davis, Manager, Faculty Academy; Dorsetta Williams, Manager, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, The Institute for Instructional Engagement and Development, Houston Community College


Reserve your seat now!


If you are not able to attend the live event, the webinar will be archived here.



NISOD CONFERENCE • MAY 28 – 31, 2016

NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellenceis the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators seeking best and promising practices designed to improve student achievement.


Call for Presentations

Have you submitted your presentation proposal yet? Be recognized as one of the best and brightest by sharing your expertise with your colleagues at the number one learning experience for community and technical college educators!Conference presenters receive a $50 registration discount! Submit your proposal today!


NISOD Conference Scholarship

Faculty members from NISOD member colleges can apply for a scholarship to attend our annual conference. See details here.




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