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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. Striving for Excellence webinars are complimentary for all viewers.

Webinar Listing

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

Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures

Are you tired of lecturing semester after semester? Learn how to revitalize your classroom by using active learning to facilitate interactions between you and your students. This webinar introduces teaching techniques that have multiple benefits, including being more efficient than typical lectures in keeping your students attentive and engaged. Included is information about critical thinking, small group work, and guided questions. The webinar facilitator models the active-learning strategies you can use to keep students attentive and engaged.

Chessica Cave, Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Education, Lincoln Memorial University

Wednesday, October 18, 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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Teaching in the "SLO" Lane

This webinar illustrates how to design courses around Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and how those outcomes benefit student learning. Have you ever questioned whether you are teaching students what they truly need to know? Do you wonder if students see how course concepts relate to one another, and if they can see the bigger picture? Webinar participants learn how to design lessons with SLOs in mind, use SLOs to select relevant learning activities that enhance teaching, and effectively employ SLOs to develop assessments.

Christie Cunningham, Associate Professor, Psychology, Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). The webinar facilitator has taught General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychology at PSCC for eight years and earned PSCC’s Excellence in Teaching award in 2016.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pacific: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mountain: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eastern: 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Homeless And In College. Then Harvey Struck

kunc.org - Christina Broussard was trapped in her grandmother's living room for three days during Hurricane Harvey. Rain poured through the ceiling in the bathrooms and bedrooms. Broussard's a student at Housto…


Reports highlight woes faced by the one-third of all college students who transfer

insidehighered.com - More than a third of all college students move from one college to another at least once in their academic careers, and more institutions -- public and private alike -- count on transfer students to …


Innovation Abstracts - NISOD

nisod.org - Each week faculty, administrators, and staff at NISOD-member colleges receive Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching and learning publication, written by and for community and technical coll…


The changing demographics of who is filling college classrooms

wivb.com - BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Will Mitchell walks into an office at Erie Community College, sitting down to do some work. He has some time in between classes before jetting off to work as a personal trainer.


College textbooks are going the way of Netflix

qz.com - This is the second in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here is part one. A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s wi…