25 episodes

Parent and Family Programs is pleased to present Flock Talk, a podcast for parents and families of new Ducks. A partnership with Student Orientation Programs, Flock Talk shares practical information about your student's transition to college. From housing and roommates, to financial aid and scholarships, to changing roles and relationships, our episodes will keep you engaged in all aspects of your student's journey. We'll highlight timely higher education topics, and discuss themes directly related to supporting first-year students at the UO.

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Parent and Family Programs is pleased to present Flock Talk, a podcast for parents and families of new Ducks. A partnership with Student Orientation Programs, Flock Talk shares practical information about your student's transition to college. From housing and roommates, to financial aid and scholarships, to changing roles and relationships, our episodes will keep you engaged in all aspects of your student's journey. We'll highlight timely higher education topics, and discuss themes directly related to supporting first-year students at the UO.

    Episode 25: UO Leadership – Responding to Global COVID-19

    Episode 25: UO Leadership – Responding to Global COVID-19

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    In today’s special episode our guests are Michael Schill, President, and Patrick Phillips, Provost. We discuss the university’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 24 min
    Episode 24: From Snow to COVID-19 – Being a Resilient University

    Episode 24: From Snow to COVID-19 – Being a Resilient University

    Learn how the university plans for and responds to disruptions that impact our community, from weather events to outbreaks of infectious diseases. We discuss the university’s Incident Management Team with Andre Le Duc, Chief Resilience Officer and Associate Vice President for Safety and Risk Services.

    • 47 min
    Episode 23: The A Game

    Episode 23: The A Game

    Today we visit with Ken Sufka, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi, and author of The A Game. Though the University mailed a copy to each first-year student last August, it’s not uncommon for students to need to revisit successful strategies after their first term. We discuss some of the most important pieces of the book and ways students can inventory their own habits.

    • 46 min
    Episode 22: Research Perspective – Understanding Student Transition

    Episode 22: Research Perspective – Understanding Student Transition

    Our guests today are Jennifer Pfeifer, Professor of Psychology, and Arian Mobasser, Doctoral Student in Psychology. We discuss their research into adolescent development and decision making and how it’s applied to first-year college students. We also discuss the “Freshman Project” research they’re conducting and how it’s evolved over time.

    • 49 min
    Episode 21: Student Perspectives – Reflecting on Their First Term

    Episode 21: Student Perspectives – Reflecting on Their First Term

    Tiffany chats with two first-year students about their college experience so far. Pashmin Patil and Braeden Dieker discuss what they're involved in, what they’ve love, challenges, and what they’re looking forward to for the rest of the year.

    • 29 min
    Episode 20: Preparing for Reentry – Continuing Crucial Conversations

    Episode 20: Preparing for Reentry – Continuing Crucial Conversations

    Cora and Tiffany sit down and discuss ways parents and families can prepare for their student’s return home for winter break. We encourage you make a plan, be flexible, and continue crucial conversations with your student.

    • 45 min

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I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new after attending introduction this summer with my student, but I have learned a few things and had some of my questions answered by listening to each of these podcasts. It has help me realize there are some things I hadn’t thought about related to health care coverage, student health center, conversations I should have with my student before they start in the fall, things to bring or not to bring, and the importance of students attending the student programming during week of welcome. I also feel a lot better about the dining program after listening to the issue on university dining. Thank you so much for all of this comprehensive information! Some of it is not news since my student is transferring after her first year at another college but this is a new place with a new way of doing things.

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