Recorded Webinar: Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”

Watch this recorded webinar from NISOD with your COD membership benefits - for the COD login, visit or contact Jenn Kelley. Elevating Your Educational “Hotness”: Achieving Teaching Excellence This webinar is the first in a three-part series that focuses on specific attributes exhibited by excellent faculty. In an effort to create a culture of... Continue Reading →


Learn More: Critical Pedagogy and Assessment

"Shor is not surprisingly critical of the current assessment environment which, he says, involves undemocratic approaches. “A standardized testing instrument brought in from the outside, or designed by the teacher separate from the class, would only contradict the emergence of students as subjects” (Shor, 1980: 112). Rather he promotes assessment as learning activities that are... Continue Reading →

Learn More: Pathways

On In-Service Day this October 17th, Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College will be speaking about the Guided Pathways model. Whether you are new to the concept, or looking to learn more in advance of the In-Service presentation and discussions, these resources can set you... Continue Reading →

2017-2018 Health & Wellness Workshops

Join Health Sciences Librarian Debra Smith for this year's Health & Wellness Workshop Series. Each 45-minute session provides informative tips and practical ways to improve your health and well-being. All sessions are held in SRC 3104 in the Library. Registration is free and open to the college community. FT Faculty members can use attendance in... Continue Reading →

Global Engagement and Social Responsibility conference -October in New Orleans

Faculty leave a lot of professional development money on the table. The Spend It Down column will highlight interesting opportunities that require registration, travel, and/or other costs. From the Association of American Colleges & Universities 2017 Global Engagement and Social Responsibility: Higher Education's Role in Addressing Global Crises October 12, 2017 to October 14, 2017 New Orleans Marriott 555... Continue Reading →

Writing on the Edge open for registration

Writing on the Edge is the only regional conference in the US for English and ELS adjuncts and adjuncts interesting in writing. We are committed to providing professional development opportunities to adjuncts across the Midwest. Register now for Writing on the Edge 2017 – Connecting Across the Divide Writing on the Edge Conference (Saturday, Oct. 7): $30 (Registration... Continue Reading →

“All Your Questions About Gender-Neutral Pronouns Answered – From grammar to what to do if you mess it up.”

During the In-Service Convocation Summit, Dana Thompson and students from the COD Pride Alliance presented a very well-attended discussion "Creating a Supportive Campus and Classroom for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students." In addition to a frank and personal discussion, the students provided attendees with a list of general reminders including: Pay attention to the nickname column... Continue Reading →

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