34 episodes

The Higher Ed Happy Hour podcast provides deans, senior admin, and faculty with the tools, resources, and information they need to grow student interest, design branded content, and launch new programs and courses. Brought to you by UNINCORPORATED, a higher education agency committed to building awareness and growing enrollment for universities.

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The Higher Ed Happy Hour podcast provides deans, senior admin, and faculty with the tools, resources, and information they need to grow student interest, design branded content, and launch new programs and courses. Brought to you by UNINCORPORATED, a higher education agency committed to building awareness and growing enrollment for universities.

    Skills vs. School: Reshaping the Job Market Landscape | Ep. 35

    Skills vs. School: Reshaping the Job Market Landscape | Ep. 35

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Christopher Zara. Christopher is a senior editor at Fast Company where he runs the news desk and was previously a deputy editor at International Business Times. Christopher Zara is also the author of a new book titled, “Uneducated: A Memoir of Flunking Out, Falling Apart, and Finding My Worth”, which shares his experiences as a high school dropout in the elite world of NYC media. They talk about how a lack of access to higher education limits people's options, why attitudes around degree requirements are changing, and what it means for colleges.



    A full transcript can be found on our blog: ⁠⁠⁠https://blog.unincorporated.com⁠⁠⁠

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    • 37 min
    Art Education for All with Dr. Elisa Stephens | Ep. 34

    Art Education for All with Dr. Elisa Stephens | Ep. 34

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Dr. Elisa Stephens. Elisa is the president of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Under her leadership, the academy has become one of the largest private schools of art and design in the nation. Dr. Stephens is known for her pioneering approach, blending art and design education with cutting-edge technology. She's written thought-provoking pieces on open admissions and the significance of creativity in the age of AI. In their conversation, they explore AI and open admissions as well as her insights on the future of art, design, technology, and education.


    A full transcript can be found on our blog: ⁠⁠https://blog.unincorporated.com⁠⁠

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    • 33 min
    The Power Of Personal Branding in Higher Ed - A Conversation with Mark Hodgson | Ep. 33

    The Power Of Personal Branding in Higher Ed - A Conversation with Mark Hodgson | Ep. 33

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Mark Hodgson. Mark is an author, advisor, and executive coach who helps entrepreneurs build their personal brand and influence and has inspired teams in both the commercial and not-for-profit world. We discuss the importance of brand building within Higher Education at all levels – including students, faculty, administration, degree programs, and institutions at large.


    A full transcript can be found on our blog: ⁠https://blog.unincorporated.com⁠

    Want more higher ed perspectives? Subscribe to our ⁠⁠⁠weekly Higher Education News Brief⁠⁠⁠ for the latest insights.

    Or if you'd like to be a guest on the show, please visit ⁠⁠⁠UNINCORPORATED.com⁠⁠⁠.

    • 50 min
    Adam Gopnik on The Mystery of Mastery | Ep. 32

    Adam Gopnik on The Mystery of Mastery | Ep. 32

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Adam Gopnik. For decades, Adam has been one of America’s most beloved writers. He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker and as the author of nearly a dozen books, including his latest, "The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery".

    In the book, he apprentices himself to an artist, a dancer, a boxer, and even a driving instructor, where he finds that mastering a skill is a process of methodically breaking down and building up, piece by piece—and that true mastery, in any field, requires mastering other people’s minds.

    A full transcript can be found on our blog: https://blog.unincorporated.com

    Want more higher ed perspectives? Subscribe to our ⁠⁠weekly Higher Education News Brief⁠⁠ for the latest insights.

    Or if you'd like to be a guest on the show, please visit ⁠⁠UNINCORPORATED.com⁠⁠.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Chris Do on the Future of Higher Ed Learning | Ep. 31

    Chris Do on the Future of Higher Ed Learning | Ep. 31

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Chris Do. Chris is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love. With a career spanning over two decades, Chris Do has established himself as a leading authority in design, branding, and education. And as an advocate for change in art and design education, Chris actively explores the transformation of art and design schools within universities.



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    Or if you'd like to be a guest on the show, please visit ⁠UNINCORPORATED.com⁠.

    • 50 min
    Unlocking Project-Based Learning: A Conversation with Tom Vander Ark | Ep. 30

    Unlocking Project-Based Learning: A Conversation with Tom Vander Ark | Ep. 30

    In this episode, Ian speaks with Tom Vander Ark. Tom is the CEO of Getting Smart, where he advises schools and foundations on how to accelerate innovations in learning that empower all people, not just a particular group. Tom is also the author of numerous books, including “Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World”, and “The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education." Previously, Tom served as Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and prior to that, he was a public school superintendent in Washington State. We discussed real-world learning and his “New Pathways” campaign which is a road map for American schools with a very ambitious vision for the future of education. 



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    • 48 min

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