Episode 21: "FUN is not a bad word!": Motivation, Effective Teaching, and Student Wellness with Thea Woodruff
October 15th, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 26 secs
faculty, higher ed, mental health, student wellness
On this episode of The Other Side of Campus, Jen and Stephanie invite Thea Woodruff, Director of Well-being in Learning Environments at the Counseling and Mental Health Center to talk about her initiative to help improve interactions between faculty and students in order to create a more effective teaching and learning environment (in person or online). We hope you enjoy this FUN and uplifting conversation!
Episode 20: Inside the Role: Listening, Consensus Building, and Problem Solving with Texas Provost Sharon Wood
September 28th, 2021 | Season 2 | 37 mins 20 secs
administration, experiential learning, soft skills, teaching
Season 2 kicks off with Dr. Sharon L. Wood! As the new provost of The University of Texas at Austin, she brings a wealth of experience as a structural engineer, teacher, and administrator to the position. We are so excited to get to speak with her, glean from her insights, and empathize with the extreme complexity of her job as provost, especially at this unprecedented time in higher education history. We hope you enjoy this conversation. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!