The Other Side of Campus

The Official Podcast of the Provost's Teaching Fellows at The University of Texas at Austin

About the show

The Other Side of Campus brings you the voices and experiences of faculty from all across UT Austin who want to innovate, create, and grow as teachers. Sharing their stories, insights, and memorable moments in a lecture hall, these educators are here to engage everyone in the learning process, including themselves. Hosted by faculty from the Provost's Teaching Fellows at UT Austin, this program is meant to provide a fun and entertaining space to explore ways in which personal narratives shape campuses, classrooms, students, and teachers. As one of the biggest institutions in America, UT has a lot of room for improved cross-campus connections and for building teaching and learning bridges. We look forward to seeing you on The Other Side of Campus!

Executive Producer and Creator: Mary C. Neuburger

ABOUT THE PROVOST'S TEACHING FELLOWS
The Fellows are hard-working, forward-thinking, community-minded faculty committed to improving teaching practice and campus culture at UT Austin. The current cohort of 43 Fellows represents faculty of all rank, 13 Colleges and Schools, and a multiplicity of disciplines and unique perspectives. At present, 25 Teaching Fellows pursue individual initiatives, 18 Senior Fellows provide mentorship and guidance, and 11 Alumni Fellows remain active in the program. Collectively, Fellows spearhead events that benefit the entire campus, including the New Faculty Symposium, monthly Think Tanks where faculty discuss thorny issues in a safe and collaborative environment, and Eyes on Teaching. Visit our UT website for more information: https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/provosts-teaching-fellows

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Episodes

  • Episode 19: Digging Deep: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and Hands-on Learning with Adam Rabinowitz

    May 7th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  57 mins 35 secs
    experiential learning, storytelling, teaching, teamwork

    On this final episode of our first season, Dixie and Katie speak with archaeologist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz. Adam brings his expertise in experiential learning to the show and entertains us with his powerful story from the time he was on his first archaeological expedition (as a teenager) with his aunt in Italy. Take a listen, and thanks so much for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!

  • Episode 18: Eat, Drink, Think: From the Dinner Table to the Classroom with Hi'ilei Hobart

    April 23rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 18 secs
    anthropology, culture, experiential learning, food, history

    On this episode, Jen and Stephanie speak with UT anthropologist Hi'ilei Hobart who brings her unique research on food sovereignty and indigenous peoples to the proverbial table of this podcast, discussing the ways in which her personal experiences have shaped her writing and her classroom. We enjoyed this conversation, and we hope you do too! Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!

  • Episode 17: Teaching Growth Mindset through the Art Gallery Experience with Siobhán McCusker

    April 9th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 8 secs

    From the Blanton Museum of Art, Siobhán McCusker, an artist and innovative educator, joins Jen, Stephanie, and Dixie to talk about the creative ways in which she uses the art gallery experience as a microcosm for teaching growth mindset to classrooms (and faculty) of all disciplines. We really enjoyed this wonderful and uplifting conversation and we hope you do as well. Thank you!

  • Episode 16: "It's Definitely Been a Journey": Nursing a Learning Mindset with Danica Sumpter

    March 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 30 secs
    health, inequality, nursing, racism, teaching

    Dr. Danica Sumpter from UT's School of Nursing joins Dixie and Stephanie to talk about her incredible personal journey to nursing and teaching nursing as well as her high-impact work in so many areas of society, including the Black Mamas Community Collective. Her inspiring story and mindful practices in an online classroom environment are so helpful for all teachers across disciplines and settings. Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy!

  • Episode 15: "It's All About Communication" with Mike Mackert

    March 12th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 11 secs
    communication, covid, health, online learning

    On this fun episode, Mike Mackert, the illustrious director of UT's Center for Health Communication, regales Dixie and Jen with his (very) non-linear personal journey to his current high-impact platform of evidence-based health communication strategies and and the amazing work of his team that truly spans the vast campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 14: "We Are Faculty": Campus Climate, Community, and Career Cultivation with Tasha Beretvas

    February 26th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 1 sec
    campus community, career, growth, teaching

    On this episode, Dixie and Jen speak with Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UT Tasha Beretvas. Dr. Beretvas has had an illustrious, winding career which has taken her from programming at IBM to being an all-star teacher at The University of Texas at Austin. This was a fun and open discussion about the various types of faculty on campus and the challenges Tasha faces as both a professor and administrator. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!

  • Episode 13: Global Classrooms, Sacred Spaces, and the Bright Side of COVID with Sean Theriault

    January 29th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 15 secs
    2020 reflection, classroom experience, global exchange, teaching

    Highly-lauded UT professor of government Sean Theriault joins Stephanie and Katie to talk about the lessons of 2020, teaching the politics of Covid in a global classroom setting, and how the pandemic actually made his class BETTER! Thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus!

  • Episode 12: Rich Reddick Talks Student Mentorship, Cultural Taxation, and Inclusion and Equity

    December 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 37 secs
    diversity, health, inclusion, inequality, mentorship, student wellness, teaching

    On yet another fun and important episode, we have the great pleasure of bringing on the amazing Rich Reddick, the Associate Dean for equity, community engagement, and outreach at UT. A professor of many talents, Rich talks about his own career path, mentorship of students, and student wellness. Take a listen and thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus. Happy Holidays to all!

  • Episode 11: Two Guys (and Two Gals!) on Effective Learning with Art Markman and Bob Duke

    December 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  48 mins 11 secs
    effective learning, higher education, thinking

    On this very special episode, Two Guys on Your Head hosts Art Markman and Bob Duke pay a visit to The Other Side of Campus for a fun discussion with Jen and Stephanie about effective learning and teaching. You don't want to miss this interesting and hilarious collaboration. Thanks for joining us!

  • Episode 10: Inclusivity, Mentorship, and the Battle for Space with Moriba Jah

    November 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 11 secs
    learning through failure, mentorship, raising awareness, space, teaching

    Dr. Moriba Jah of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT joins us to discuss his unconventional life trajectory that took him from guarding nukes in Montana for the Air Force to being a renowned academic with a mission to enlighten the general public about the environmental dangers we pose to our final frontier. Thanks for listening!

  • Episode 9: Social Work in Academia: Teaching the "Twilight" Generation with Diane McDaniel Rhodes

    November 2nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 37 secs
    books, culture, learning, movies, racism, social work, society, teaching

    From the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Diane McDaniel Rhodes joins us for a fun, thematic discussion about young adult fiction as well as the problematic nature of beloved popular culture icons and the narratives they propound. Thanks for joining us!

  • Episode 8: "The Joy of Thinking" with Michael Starbird

    October 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 41 secs
    learning through failure, math, teaching, tennis

    On this episode, Dixie and Stephanie are joined by Professor of Mathematics Michael P. Starbird to talk about his book the Five Elements of Effective Thinking and the practical applications of his principles in the classroom to encourage positive change and growth in students. Thanks for joining us for this valuable and fun discussion!

  • Episode 7: The "Hero's Journey": Learning through Failure and Teaching through Identity

    October 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  54 mins 11 secs
    first generation college students, learning, storytelling, teaching

    Narratives shape our world in infinite ways, and on this episode, Jen and Stephanie interview Dr. Rachel Gonzalez-Martin to better understand how much established narratives impose restrictions upon the learning environment, sometimes undermining the identity and creativity of students and faculty alike. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!

  • Episode 6: What Else is Possible?: Experiential Learning and the Growth Mindset

    October 9th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 40 secs
    experiential learning, teaching

    On this episode, Stephanie talks with long-time professor of practice Dixie Stanforth about learning through failing, experimental learning, and what it really means to have and exhibit a growth mindset in the classroom. Thanks for joining us!

  • Episode 5: The Great Debate: US Politics in the Classroom with Daron Shaw

    October 2nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 51 secs
    elections, government, online teaching, politics

    On this episode, Dr. Daron Shaw, professor of government, discusses the tricky subject of handling politics and elections in the classroom during this unprecedented time in US history.

  • Episode 4: Examining Global Racism in the Classroom with Chelsi West Ohueri

    September 25th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 16 secs
    health, inequality, racism, teaching

    On this entertaining episode, Jen and Stephanie have a fun conversation with anthropologist Chelsi West Ohueri from UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Chesi tells us her unique and amazing journey to anthropology and the remarkable turn of events that thrust her into Albania, which in turn shaped her research and teaching. Thank you for joining us!