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Welcome to the NISOD Webinar Series

Below you will find information about all of our upcoming webinars. NISOD Webinars are offered at no cost to individuals at NISOD Member Colleges and $25.00 (credit card payment only) for individuals at non-member colleges. You can check the Member College page to see if your college is a NISOD Member.

Webinar Listing

Please scroll through the list to view all upcoming webinars. Find all past NISOD webinars archived here.

Establishing a Social Presence in the Online Environment

Despite the increasing popularity of online courses, retention in these courses is much lower than their face-to-face counterparts. The content in both delivery methods is the same; so what’s the difference? One of the most obvious differences between traditional classes and online classes is a social presence. This webinar demonstrates establishing a social presence in online environments. These strategies have been tested at Nash Community College and the results are outstanding.

Lane Freeman, Chair, Nash Online; Eva Hardy, Instructor, Communication and Program Coordinator, Global Perspectives Scholars, Nash Community College

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Classroom Management: Enough With the Nonsense!

Learn about effective classroom management strategies that promote student success. Webinar participants discuss research-based classroom techniques specific for higher education learning and gain an understanding about the importance of student sanctioning from a student affairs perspective. This webinar highlights a partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Development Services to improve and enhance the learning environment.

Nicholas Vick, Director, Tutorial and Academic Success; Jasmin Spain, Assistant Vice President, Student Development and Community Standards, Pitt Community College

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Assessment Advocate: An Attribute of Teaching Excellence and Educational “Hotness”

This webinar is the third in a three-part series titled Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”: Achieving Teaching Excellence. The first two webinars discussed faculty attributes of pedagogical expertise and student-centered mindset. For the final webinar, the facilitators discuss the importance of faculty being assessment advocates, since assessment functions as the glue that holds teaching excellence together. The facilitators share assessment strategies and resources to assist faculty in their efforts to achieve teaching excellence, or for those familiar with Rate My Professor, educational "hotness." By the end of the webinar, participants are able to (1) define what it means to be an assessment advocate and (2) identify assessment strategies to use in the learning environment.

Greg Lindeblom is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Business at Broward College. Greg has taught at the college since 2003 and in a full-time capacity since 2005. He is the recipient of the Adjunct Professor of the Year and was awarded the 2015-2016 Bank of America Endowed Teaching Chair. From 2013-2015, he led the college’s academic assessment program. In 2015-2016, he chaired the college’s General Education Task Force.

Barbara Rodriguez serves as the Associate Vice President for Broward College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning. She has 22 years of experience in higher education at community and state colleges in North Carolina and Florida. She started her career as a community college English Instructor and has served in administrative positions within Academic Affairs and Student Services.

Wendy Varela is the Faculty Development Coordinator for Broward College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning. She has worked at Broward College since 2009. In her role as faculty development coordinator, Wendy works closely with college stakeholders to create and deliver programming that advances teaching and learning.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (Part One of Two)

This is a two-part webinar series that challenges faculty and administrators to examine their levels of engagement in their community, committees, and student clubs. The webinar facilitator helps participants understand how their personal values correlate to their success in academia and demonstrates how to collaborate and develop partnerships with support services. By the end of these webinars, participants are able to apply methodological strategies to innovative teaching practices and implement new strategies that increase student and faculty engagement.

This first of the two webinars outlines key areas that align student engagement, theories, and methodology that are useful for increasing student success in and out of the classroom. Webinar participants discuss active-learning techniques, GRIT, building rapport with students, principles of effective coaching and facilitation, providing emotional support, and how to keep things in perspective. The webinar facilitator explores how these areas are supported by Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dewey’s Learning Theory, and Skinner’s Operant Conditioning. The webinar facilitator has used these theories to enhance collaboration among faculty, help students overcome challenges by teaching them success principles, create a learner-centered classroom with active and adaptive learning techniques, and increase learning by using her curriculum design theoretical experience.

Jarmese Sherrod, Professor, Developmental English and Media, and Advisor, Media and Communicator Club, Richland Community College

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Student Engagement in College: The Heartbeat of Student Success (A Two-Part Webinar Series)

This is a two-part webinar series that challenges faculty and administrators to examine their levels of engagement in their community, committees, and student clubs. The webinar facilitator helps participants understand how their personal values correlate to their success in academia and demonstrates how to collaborate and develop partnerships with support services. By the end of these webinars, participants are able to apply methodological strategies to innovative teaching practices and implement new strategies that increase student and faculty engagement.

Part-two focuses on faculty engagement that supports retention through student engagement in college clubs and community involvement. The emphasis of this webinar is on how to be a motivator, a community advocate, an organized and effective leader, and an overachiever. These are areas the webinar facilitator applies with additional sub-categories under each to increase student engagement in the college's clubs and community, which increases retention in the program and in the overall college.

Jarmese Sherrod, Professor, Developmental English and Media, and Advisor, Media and Communicator Club, Richland Community College

Friday, April 6, 2018

Pacific: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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