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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

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Entrepreneurial Mindset: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Advance Student Success

Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline and reaches far beyond the concept of traditional business creation and small business management. Entrepreneurship is a mindset—a framework for thinking and acting that empowers individuals and organizations to succeed in the 21st Century. In today’s rapidly changing, highly-complex world, the need for entrepreneurial thinkers at all levels of society has never been greater.

From preparing students to become workforce-ready graduates or next-generation innovators to elevating the entrepreneurial thinking of the existing workforce, an entrepreneurial mindset cultivates curiosity and creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving, and collaboration—skills that drive individual and organizational success. Furthermore, an entrepreneurial mindset empowers academic leaders by exposing new opportunities, igniting ambition, and fostering innovation in highly ambiguous, resource-constrained environments while creating entrepreneurial learning environments in classrooms and across campus.

During this webinar, participants learn how to:

  • Redefine entrepreneurship in a way that anyone can embrace no matter their chosen path; 
  • Define the entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century; and
  • Share case studies of interdisciplinary adoptions of entrepreneurial mindset curriculum and the significant impact on student success.

Rob Herndon, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Rob Herndon is responsible for client engagement, product development, thought-leadership, and training. His experience in leadership positions as an Air Force officer and in education at the university, community college, and high school levels brings a diverse perspective to The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) audience. Prior to joining ELI, Rob served as the associate dean of business and technology at Pikes Peak Community College where he helped implement the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program as a student success course and worked with faculty to build out entrepreneurship programming in the business division. Rob recognizes the importance of education in lifting all members of society and finds power in the entrepreneurial mindset to change people’s lives for the better.

Thursday, January 25, 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.

Michelle Levine has been an educator for over 23 years in both secondary and post-secondary institutions. She has been a full- time Broward College Computer Science professor for 14 years and recently transitioned to the role of Interim District Director of Faculty Development. In 2015, she was awarded the honor of Central Campus Professor of the Year.

Michelle Jackson is the District Director of Teaching, Learning and Academic Assessment at Broward College. She has 20 years of experience in K-12 education and higher education at community, private and state colleges in North Carolina and Florida.  She currently leads the college’s academic assessment program.

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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To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs

Providing extracurricular programs for community college students can be challenging due to the competing demands students face. Yet, it has become increasingly important for community colleges to provide their students with a level of academic rigor that not only prepares them for their careers, but also helps them develop critical-thinking and soft skills. Recent entrepreneurship programs focus on the importance of pitch competitions to assist students develop their business ideas. The City University of New York has moved away from the concept of a competition-based entrepreneurship program, and instead, developed a comprehensive Innovation Challenge program staffed by mentors and professional industry experts and based on the Lean Launch Methodology taught at Stanford University. This pedagogical approach teaches students the importance of testing a value proposition, while providing students with opportunities to develop their interpersonal and critical-thinking skills.

Webinar participants will learn about the Business Model Canvas, how to implement the Lean Launch Methodology in their curriculum and programs, best practices for implementing an Innovation Challenge in their local community, and program outcomes developed for community college students.

Christine Mooney, Associate Professor, City University of New York – Queensborough Community College 
Christine is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and has taught a variety of Business Management courses for over 10 years as a member of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) faculty. Christine has also served as a faculty mentor on the QCC Fed Challenge Team since 2004, during which time she and a colleague coached their team to two National Community College Finals. Christine holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Queens College and a law degree from New York Law School. Christine is a trained instructor for the National Science Foundation I-Corps program and the founder of the Community College Innovation Challenge at CUNY.

Thursday, February 8, 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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Are Your Students Global Citizens? How to Teach Diversity to the Leaders of Tomorrow

Teaching diversity requires strong relationships that encourage dialogue and action so today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. Confederation College has embedded Indigenous knowledge into classrooms since 2010 through specially developed Indigenous Learning Outcomes (ILO). The infusion of ILOs into program-specific courses throughout the college provides all students with opportunities to develop an understanding of Indigenous Knowledge through diverse world views and cultural frameworks in relation to their chosen career field. The concept of embedding diverse perspectives into the curriculum is a transferable skill. This webinar presents the ILOs as a case study while encouraging participants to adapt the model to fit their own curriculum. This webinar also demonstrates how embedding diverse perspectives into the classroom leads to a better understanding of cultural frameworks and how incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the curriculum can improve critical-thinking skills.

S. Brenda Small, Vice President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning
Leslie Macgregor, Associate Dean, School of Access and Success
Lisa Jack, Manager, Paterson Learning Commons

Thursday, February 22, 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 (Part Two 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.

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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