The Other Side of Campus

Episode 22: Humanity in Higher Ed: Supporting Students, Modeling Care, and Forging Connection with Molly Hatcher

November 2nd, 2021

Dr. Molly Hatcher, the director of the Faculty Innovation Center at UT Austin, joins Stephanie and Dixie to talk about the book she recently co-edited entitled Preparing for College and University Teaching: Competencies for Graduate and Professional Students. Dr. Hatcher holds a JD as well as a joint PhD in English and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan. This was a great follow-up to our previous conversation with Dr. Thea Woodruff on effective teaching and student wellness. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


Dr. Molly Hatcher is Director of the Faculty Innovation Center at UT Austin. She leads a team in advancing an energetic culture of teaching and learning at UT by partnering with instructors, students, and staff to create engaging and inclusive learning experiences. Dr. Hatcher and her team provide pedagogical support to UT, develop new services that advance the needs of the UT community, and showcase teaching excellence on campus. She previously led the FIC’s Graduate Student Development team, which supports graduate students in preparing for intellectual leadership in future careers, and continues to champion that work as director of the FIC. She earned a J.D. from West Virginia University, and a joint Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan. Her recently co-edited book Preparing for College and University Teaching: Competencies for Graduate and Professional Students was released in spring 2021.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on June 24th, 2021 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Dixie Stanforth
(Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
Music by Charlie Harper (
Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Ketsa, and Blue Dot Sessions
Produced and Edited by Michelle S. Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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