July 3rd, 2022 | Season 2 | 40 mins 1 sec
advocacy, arts, health
Katie and Dixie speak with Professor Megan Hildebrandt whose unique life journey, which conjoined her artistic development with serious unexpected health issues, led her to become an "arts in healthcare advocate." Her experiential learning class, the Aesthetics of Health, won a Texas Tower award in 2021 and is a proving ground for the beneficial effects of artmaking in healthcare spaces. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
April 4th, 2022 | Season 2 | 47 mins 31 secs
experiential learning, global classrooms, teaching, ukraine
In this special episode, Katie talks with two prominent UT professors, Drs. Mary Neuburger and Oksana Lutsyshyna, and former students of theirs who together undertook a phenomenal investigative project in spring 2019 to examine and closely follow Ukrainian youth political engagement during the presidential election in which Volodymyr Zelensky ultimately won, beating incumbent Petro Poroshenko. The team discusses the fascinating process by which they began their research, connected with Ukrainian students via Skype (not Zoom!), and eventually traveled to Ukraine itself. The lasting relationships and connections they made during that memorable month abroad in early summer 2019 inform their thinking and processing of the War in Ukraine today. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 27: "There's Always a Crisis": Global Conflicts in the Classroom with Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser
March 24th, 2022 | Season 2 | 52 mins 12 secs
conflict, information, propaganda, teaching, ukraine, war
On this episode, Stephanie and Katie talk with two excellent albeit very different teachers and European affairs experts, Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser, on how they handle global conflicts, such as Putin's war in Ukraine, in the classroom. Thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus.
Episode 26: Teaching Research Through Story: Immigration, Deportation, and Migrant Health with Miguel Pinedo
February 7th, 2022 | Season 2 | 39 mins 47 secs
borders, health disparities, immigration, research, teaching
On this episode, Dixie and Stephanie talk with Dr. Miguel Pinedo from the College of Education. He focuses on studying the health implications of immigration policies on migrants residing on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Although a research-trained professor, in the classroom, Dr. Pinedo expounds on how he has developed practices to humanize his research to help students viscerally connect the data and findings to real life experiences. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 25: "Sipping Coffee with Intention": Mindfulness Training in the Classroom with James Butler
January 7th, 2022 | Season 2 | 35 mins 53 secs
health, mindfulness, stress management, wellness
Jen and Stephanie get a chance to talk with a new and very welcome addition to the UT Austin campus, James Butler, who brings nearly two decades of expertise in mindfulness and stress management to the Forty Acres. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 24: Checking In and Acting Out: The Graduate Student Perspective with Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez
December 3rd, 2021 | Season 2 | 25 mins 54 secs
graduate students, self-care, wellness
Dixie and Stephanie get a chance to talk with PhD candidate and graduate student mentor Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez about her current work in student mentorship and wellness and the ways in which she uses her previous experience as a dramaturg in her classroom and research. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
November 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 21 secs
diversity, inclusion, international education, special ed
In honor of International Education Week, we invited James Patton to talk with us about his life, his prolific work with special education programs around the world, and his undergraduate classes in which he carries out State Department-sponsored global exchange. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!
Episode 22: Humanity in Higher Ed: Supporting Students, Modeling Care, and Forging Connection with Molly Hatcher
November 2nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 40 secs
connection, graduate students, mental health, self-care, wellness
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. 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!
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!