Human Resources - Professional Development and Evaluation Programs

NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)

Since 1978, the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success.

Here are some of the resources available to ACC as a NISOD member college:

Hook'em Up! : This monthly web-publication keeps NISOD members up-to-date on new programs and projects of member colleges and partners, new NISOD publications, NISOD conference details, and an educational blog.

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Innovation Abstracts: NISOD's flagship teaching and learning publication, "Innovation Abstracts," is written by practitioners, for practitioners, in community colleges around the world. Gp to:

In “Queries Help Increase Graduate Numbers,” Brad Burch, Registrar, at Guilford Technical Community College (NC), describes how any college might increase its graduation rates by asking the right questions and identifying students who may have completed the hours and courses required for graduation and have not applied, or who are in their last course required and not yet preparing to apply.

In “Orientation Toward Success,” Jerry Clavner, Professor, Social Sciences, at Cuyahoga Community College (OH), shares some key strategies for success with his students.

You will need the NISOD member username and password to enter the Members Only section of the website. Please note, this is a new password for the 2008-2009 year:

Username: member

Password: excellenceawards


Social Security Online Webinar

How Some Public Employee/Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits
In the webinar, Social Security representative(s) will walk participants through how the WEP and GPO could affect Social Security benefits of workers whose employers do not withhold Social Security taxes from their salaries, such as some school systems and some local, state and federal government agencies.  Date of presentation:  2/16/11.

AARP and Social Security

AARP and Social Security: Will they be there for you?
Presented by:
Carla Penny, MSSW
Chair, Economic Security Committee
AARP National Policy Council

The following short videos have been created by Professional Development and Evaluation Programs to assist faculty in dealing with teaching-related issues.

Millenial Generational Differences

"Homework Circa 2005"
This video, approximately three minutes in length, comedically captures the habits and traits of the millennial generation, the group of individuals born between 1982 and 2000 who now comprise the majority of our student population.

Faculty Challenges

New Professor Blues
This three-minute video provides a snapshot of a new professor's day as he navigates through some of the many challenges of teaching. Faculty issues regarding HIPAA, FERPA, Duplication, Syllabus and more are depicted.

Special Populations - Issues faculty may be confronted with when dealing with students with
Disruptive Students in the Classroom
Students in Wheelchairs
Students Asking for Extended Time on Assignments

Online Journals

(Can only be accessed from an ACC computer.)
"The National Teaching and Learning Forum" electronic newsletter

"NISOD's Innovation Abstracts" NISOD's flagship teaching and learning publication, "Innovation Abstracts," is written by practitioners, for practitioners, in community colleges around the world.

Teaching Subject Categories

Active Learning

Bloom’s Domains and Taxonomies

Classroom Assessment Techniques


Cooperative-Collaborative Learning

Copyright, Fair Use, and Plagiarism

Critical Thinking

Distance Learning

Listservs and e-Zines

Search Engines

Syllabus Construction

Test Construction