Faculty & Staff

NISOD Virtual Conference, October 23

ICC faculty and staff are invited to participate in the NISOD Virtual Conference on October 23 in 235A (Innovation Space).  Simply stop in for any sessions that peak your interest.  No registration required.

NISOD Virtual Conference, October 23

Morning Sessions

Session 1: 8-8:50 a.m.
Faculty Onboarding: Celebrating Successes and Lessons Learned While Creating a Program From Scratch
In 2016, Calhoun Community College created a three-year faculty onboarding program. Come learn more about the program, the rationale behind it, and the framework used to support new faculty. Hear about our successes and lessons learned and generate ideas for starting your own program or improving an existing one.
Jennie WaltsDirector, Faculty Development, Calhoun Community College

Session 2: 9-9:50 a.m.
Increasing Adjunct Faculty Satisfaction and Effectiveness
The topic of adjunct faculty satisfaction and effectiveness is an important area of concern for higher education institutions nationwide, and particularly for community colleges, since they are more dependent on adjunct faculty to deliver academic content. This session focuses on ways colleges can increase the teaching effectiveness and satisfaction of adjunct faculty by providing specific institutional supports and resources.
Melodie HunnicuttAdjunct Faculty, Psychology, Midlands Technical College

Session 3: 10-10:50 a.m.
Get Them Involved! The Key to Keeping Your Students Focused
This session involves participants in fun and easy activities that keep you focused and provide classroom-tested examples of ways to keep your students focused in your classes. Activities lend themselves well to music appreciation classes, but can be adapted for any discipline. Use them to make your classes more engaging, enjoyable, and effective.
Allen WebberProfessor, Music, Palm Beach State College

Session 4: 11-11:50 a.m.
Covert Quizzes: Quizzing in Generation Z
Explore what is meant by the term “quiz,” the essential purposes quizzes serve, and a few methods of quizzing that don’t necessarily need to be called a quiz. Technologies such as Kahoot, Plickers, and Poll Everywhere are discussed, along with concrete examples of how and why such technology should be used in the classroom to specifically address Generation Z students.
Nathan SwinkAssociate Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Butler Community College

Session 5: 1-1:50 p.m.
Helping Students “Fail Forward”
What is failure? Why do students fail? How can we help students overcome failure? Participants identify and discuss strategies to help students reframe their failures and continue on to achieve academic success.
Barbara LeBranch, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Seminole State College of Florida

Session 6: 2-2:50 p.m.
New Technologies That Help Improve Outcomes in Distance Courses
Discover less-familiar, inexpensive technologies you can use to create interactive and action-oriented activities and presentations for students in distance courses.
Kathrynn Hollis-BuchananAssociate Professor, Business and Accounting, Kodiak College

Session 7: 3-3:50 p.m.
Looking for Apps to Engage Your Students? Join Us as We Share 50 Tools
Looking for apps to engage students in today’s modern classroom? This session is for you! Join the presenter as he shares 50 tools in 50 minutes that help incorporate technology into your workflow.
Robert McWilliamsCoordinator, Instructional Design, Bishop State Community College

Session 8: 4-4:50 p.m.
Smartphones, Brain Science, and Gamification: Engaging and Retaining Underprepared Learners Through an OER Design
What lessons for building persistence can mobile-friendly online gaming and retail teach higher education? They can help students understand “cognitive load” and how to shift knowledge into long-term memory. Learn how Bossier Parish Community College’s (BPCC) open educational resources (OER) refresher courses, built upon cognitive applications for learning, online engagement, and deep-game structure, help power at-risk students toward completion. You’ll learn cognitive, science-based strategies for teaching underprepared students and get access to BPCC’s free website to take back to your students.
Allison MartinDirector, Institutional Effectiveness Initiatives, Bossier Parish Community College


This developmental opportunity is brought to you by the ICC Title III grant.

For questions, contact Title III Project Director Jill Blair, ext. 8294, or reply directly to this email.