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Professional Development

2023 NISOD Excellence Awards

The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISnisod logoOD member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Since then, more than 30,000 recipients have been honored with the Award by their colleges. Using their own criteria, NISOD member colleges submit the names of men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. All individuals whose names are submitted are recognized as NISOD Excellence Award recipients. Each Excellence Award recipient receives a unique silver medallion engraved with The University of Texas and NISOD insignias and adorned with a burnt orange ribbon. 


Name Job Title Department
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes Chair Academic Support
Rabecka Collins Director Falcon HOPE Center
Stephen Grau Assistant Chair School of Workforce Training
Dr. Lisa Koogle Director Resource Development
Dr. Jessica Lipsey Faculty School of Humanities and Communication
Frank Mercer Director Center for Business & Industry
Miguel Rivera Director Counseling & Accessibility Services
Dave Tatum Director IT-Project Management/HelpDesk


Innovation Abstracts

Every other week, faculty, administrators, and staff at NISOD member colleges receive access to NISOD's Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching and learning publication. Authors share their best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences. A full academic year’s collection features a wide array of topics with each issue having something for everyone. 

You can access current and past Innovation Abstracts here. 

"NISOD has transitioned from Institutional Logins to Individual Login Accounts. In order to access members-only resources, you must create an Individual Login Account. Your Individual Login Account will provide a one-stop shop that includes your NISOD certificates, your upcoming registrations, and information about upcoming NISOD events and member benefits."


NISOD schedules a series of year-round, high-quality, and thought-provoking webinars. Led by community and technical college leaders and other experts in the field, NISOD webinars enable faculty members to conveniently learn about best practices and cutting-edge research related to effective teaching. Each webinar, a free benefit for NISOD-member colleges, includes timely, learning-focused, and action-oriented objectives that will help faculty members improve their teaching techniques for online, hybrid, blended, and face-to-face courses. The combination of powerful expertise and interactive technology promises to bring new life to professional development on campuses around the world.

Register for future NISOD webinars and view archived NISOD webinars by visiting NISOD's webinar page here.