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From Rwandan Genocide to Yale: Clemantine Wamariya's Remarkable Journey Oct. 23 - Presented by The Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia.

Need to Know

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Be In the Know: Online Requisitions and Approvals Coming Soon

It's Academic

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Start an MC Blackboard Organization

MC in the News

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Award-winning Music Professor Dawn Avery Featured on Woman Around Town Website; "50 Shades of Red" Show This Saturday

Professional Development

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LAST CALL: Apply for Crucial Conversations on Oct. 27-28

Campus Sports News

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Basketball "Midnight" Madness is This Thursday at 7 p.m. - Join Your Colleagues in the Rockville Gym as We Tip off the Season!

Community Engagement

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Montgomery College to Participate in the "World of Montgomery Festival" Sunday in Wheaton


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Montgomery College Hosts Annual Transitioning Youth Resource Fair, Oct. 18 in Falcon Hall

MC Events

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Estimates of the Age of the Universe Through Time: Planetarium Program This Saturday

Arts at MC

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Global Music Award Professor Dawn Avery Performing this Saturday on Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


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Nursing Students 'Kid Around' at the YMCA Fall Festival


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Staff Council Newsletter

Employee Extras

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"Hersheypark in the Dark" 2014 Discounted Online Tickets

MC Books & More

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Fall is in the Air at MC Books & More - Check Out the Special Offer!

NISOD Innovation Abstracts, An Educational Resource: Accelerating Academic Achievement: Paired Courses in Developmental Education

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Category: It's Academic

Published: 2014-10-15 00:00:01.000

NISOD INNOVATION ABSTRACTS: An educational resource for faculty and staff

<b>This Week's Issue</b>

Learn about one college's efforts to help students succeed in developmental math courses with <i>Accelerating Academic Achievement: Paired Courses in Developmental Education</i>.

Access the article at
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<b>October 16 Webinar, free for NISOD member colleges </b>

<i>Using Paired Courses to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Education</i> Two-year colleges across the country face significant challenges retaining and graduating their diverse student populations.Learn how the Mathematics faculty at Texas State Technical College combine course material from developmental math and college-level math into a single learning experience, bolstered through co-teaching by two instructors and the inclusion of peer tutors. SIGN UP NOW at

<b>Scott Wright Student Essay Contest </b>

Community College Week and NISOD are proud to announce the annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest. Student authors are invited to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged him or her to reach their goal. One winning student will receive a $1,000 check. The faculty member, staff member, or administrator featured in the winning essay will also receive a $1,000 check.

See details at .

<b>NISOD Conference May23-26, 2015</b>

NISOD's annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators seeking best and promising practices designed to improve student achievement.

<b>Call for Presentations</b>

NISOD is accepting proposals at to make presentations at its 2015 conference. We invite you and your colleagues who are doing outstanding work involving sustainability efforts, international education/students, and defining and measuring college readiness to submit proposals to present their best practices. Visit today to see the complete list of topics of special interest and to submit a proposal. Conference presenters receive a $50 registration discount!

Austin, Texas

What you hear about Austin, Texas at is true. Home to more than 250 music venues, fun and inspiring cuisine, the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats, and stunning outdoor settings, the Live Music Capital of the World lets you create a soundtrack all your own!


You can receive the latest community and technical college news and the latest updates about NISOD on Twitter at @NISOD.

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