A space for conversations around the intersection of industry and higher education for adult learners. Brought to you by the University of Denver's college of continuing and professional studies, University College.
Words of Wisdom : Tips for career-switchers
This episode features an interview with Lisa Ward, former EMT and current lobbyist, who offers inspiring words, smart advice, and a dose of reality for those looking to graduate school as a pathway to a new career. Lisa is an alumna of the Health Care Policy master's degree program. Prior to starting her graduate journey she spent considerable time and effort paving the way for a seamless transition from frontline health care work to government relations. Listen and learn!
Words of Wisdom: How to leverage your courses for professional wins
This episode features an interview with Peter Lund. Peter is a current master's degree student in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) program at University College and a seasoned professional who came to the program with 30 years of IT experience. Peter has done an exceptional job curating his graduate education so that he is leveraging every new learning opportunity and turning assignments into professional wins! Have a listen to learn just how he did it.
Raising faculty confidence and competence with delivering synchronous online learning
This episode features Bridget Arend as she explains lessons learned when a group of ten adjunct instructors join together to develop a training course to help other adjunct faculty gain comfort and confidence with incorporating synchronous components into online courses. Bridget spearheaded the Online Teaching Ambassadors (OTA) initiative for University College over the fall 2020 and winter 2021 quarters. The OTA group was charged with developing a robust and comprehensive program, on a very tight timeline, to increase competence and foster enthusiasm around engaging students through synchronous online learning via Zoom across all University College programs.
Words of Wisdom : Reach your goals while managing your busy life
For the second episode in our Words of Wisdom series, we hear from University College alumna, Martha Valle Veltri. Martha shares her reflections and experiences as a very busy graduate student. Hear how she juggled all that was on her plate while staying focused on achieving her goals. She offers some great tips to keep any current or prospective student managing work/school/life balance. She also offers a great overall perspective on getting through graduate school successfully.
Words of Wisdom : When a certificate makes sense
Kicking off Season Two of the ElevatED podcast is our Words of Wisdom series featuring past and current students sharing about their experiences as post-traditional students. With us for this first episode is Marcus Farmer who gained his certificate in New Media and Internet Marketing in 2017. Marcus came to University College to "re-tool" as he shifted careers from engineering to digital marketing. Marcus shares why a graduate certificate was the right choice for him, how he adjusted to juggling a busy life while being an adult student, and provides many wise words of wisdom for any current or prospective adult learners.
Innovation through cross-departmental collaboration projects
In this episode you will hear about the powerful learning and innovative thinking that happens when students from different departments and academic programs come together to work on industry impact projects. Episode 4 features a conversation with Jim Ducay, who joined the University of Denver to launch an industry innovation program after spending 25 years as a senior-level technology business leader for companies like Avaya Networking, SES Americom, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic and Nynex. Jim shares his experience bringing students together from across the DU campus to work directly with local companies on innovation projects and how these experiences have tremendous impact on our students and our communities. Listen as Jim shares successes, challenges and a few tips for students who are interested in being involved in innovation projects or faculty considering launching programs of this type.
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Excellent podcast from real practitioners in the adult learning space. You will learn tons!