The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Cengage Learning firmly believe in the crucial role adjuncts play in the delivery of quality teaching and learning in higher education, as well as the crucial role quality training and development resources can play in supporting them as they strive for excellence. This belief is highlighted in our “Striving for Excellence” series of podcasts, webinars, and blog posts that offer proven strategies, best practices, and tips designed to help you and your colleagues operate at peak performance.

Cengage Learning and NISOD also believe that instructors, coordinators, and administrators like you have a wealth of ideas for supporting adjunct instructors’ professional development. And we want to hear them!

That’s why we’re inviting you to contribute your own ideas to the “Striving for Excellence” series. We welcome proposals for blog posts, podcasts, short videos, or webinar presentations that address issues of special significance to adjuncts and those who support them on campus.

Submit your idea, and you’ll be considered for publication in the series, as well as a scholarship to the 2016 NISOD conference, taking place May 28-31, 2016, in Austin, Texas. For the three adjunct instructors or coordinators who submit the winning proposals, we’ll cover registration, travel, and accommodations. Winners will also participate in a panel discussion at the 2016 NISOD Conference on improving support for adjunct faculty.

Have an idea of what you’d like to share with this engaged community of educators? Share your ideas today!

Submit your application to the Cengage Learning Conference Scholarship for the NISOD conference. Submissions are due March 1, 2016. Winners will be announced on March 15, 2016.


We look forward to hearing from you!