Archive for the 'Podcast: Teaching, Learning, and Everything Else' Category

Conversation #26: Sustainability

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Daniel Greenberg

A conversation with Daniel Greenberg of Earth Deeds on teaching, learning and sustainability.

We can’t just rely on our government leaders or our corporations or scientists to fix this. We’re going to have to think about our relationships in different ways and we’re going to have to understand things in a different way so together we can actually live more sustainably.

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Meet Your New Host

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

CAT is pleased to announce our new podcast host, Dr. Megan Osterbur. Look forward to her first episode of Teaching, Learning & Everything Else in this space next month.

Dr. Megan Osterbur Dr. Megan Osterbur is a Political Science faculty member in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In addition to Political Science courses, Dr. Osterbur teaches courses in the Women’s Studies program as well as Black Politics, a part of the African American and Diaspora Studies at Xavier. Her research on teaching pedagogy includes “Does Mechanism Matter? Student Recall of Electronic versus Handwritten Feedback,” which she co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer and Dr. Elliott Hammer. In the summer of 2014 she also participated in the National Women’s Studies Association Curriculum Institute.

Host Our Podcast

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Follow the Arrow

CAT is seeking a new host for the next season of our podcast, Teaching, Learning, and Everything Else (a finalist for the POD Network Innovation Award). Each episode features a conversation with a teacher in higher education, and topics have ranged from humor in the classroom to grade inflation.

A well-qualified host is someone who is:

  • passionate about teaching and learning,
  • interested in the practices and philosophies of colleagues around the world,
  • comfortable speaking on the phone with strangers, and
  • not afraid to hear his or her own voice on a recording.

Responsibilities include:

  • working with CAT’s Media Artist, Bart Everson, to identify potential interviewees,
  • contacting candidates to arrange interviews, and
  • recording eight interviews over the course of the academic year.

Rewards are many. The podcast host will learn a lot about the current state of the art of teaching. A $500 honorarium will be awarded.

Past hosts have included Ray Lang, Alexios Moore, and Elizabeth Hammer. If you are interested in joining these illustrious ranks, apply today. Simply drop a line to CAT’s Media Artist indicating your interest.

Conversation #25: Critical Thinking

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Noam Chomsky

Quite typically institutions almost of any kind try to enforce conformity, obedience and passivity. They don’t try to encourage the kind of critical thought and action which will threaten the structure of power and domination…

A conversation with Noam Chomsky (MIT) on teaching, learning and critical thinking.

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Conversation #24: Interdisciplinarity

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Julie Thompson Klein

Doesn’t matter whether it’s engineering, whether it’s psychology, there isn’t a single report out there that doesn’t acknowledge the changing relationship of disciplines and interdisciplinary work. It’s often driven by a research agenda: The disciplines are changing; their research frontiers are expanding, and so that’s an important part of what a department should be attending to, but also new themes and topics are coming into the curriculum…. It’s a both-and world out there, it’s not an either-or world.

A conversation with Julie Thompson Klein (Wayne State University) on teaching, learning and interdisciplinarity.

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Conversation #23: Interdisciplinarity

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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Art Goldsmith

We’re starting to move in a direction now where there is more integration of ideas across disciplines inside the classroom. That makes it a more genuine or realistic experience for the students. They’re more trusting of the process and consequently I see them as being more engaged. I think that movement is the most significant development in terms of pedagogy that has happened in quite some time.

A conversation with Art Goldsmith (Washington and Lee University) on teaching, learning and interdisciplinarity.

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Conversation #22: Grade Inflation

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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Stuart Rojstaczer

I think there are serious deficiencies in today’s higher education… If administrators and professors were honest with themselves, they would address them and improve the quality of education.

A conversation with Stuart Rojstaczer (formerly of Duke University) on teaching, learning and grade inflation.

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Conversation #21: Copyright

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Kenneth Crews

A court ruled last year that at least within limits it was fair use to scan pages from a book and to make those pages available to students in connection with teaching at a university. Now, you’re thinking to yourself: But we do that here all the time. And the answer is: I know, it’s happening all over the country — and somebody finally got sued. The case is up on appeal.

A conversation with Kenneth Crews of Columbia University, on teaching, learning and copyright.

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Conversation #20: Values Education

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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Eric Bain-Selbo

We want students to “think outside the box.” Those boxes have been handed to them, and they are going to create new boxes. As educators, our role is to point out the boxes both new and old.

A conversation with Eric Bain-Selbo of Western Kentucky University, on teaching, learning and values education.

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Post scriptum: CAT is pleased to welcome Dr. Ray Lang as our new podcast host for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Conversation #19: Interteaching

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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Bryan Saville

A conversation with Bryan Saville of James Madison University, on teaching, learning and interteaching.

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All documents courtesy Dr. Saville.