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Welcome to America’s leading higher education podcast! Dr. Joe Sallustio & Elizabeth Leiba whose natural chemistry & down-to-Earth approach personally connect you with some of the most complicated topics in Education today. Along with Producer Elvin Freytes, The EdUp Experience team brings over 60 years of experience in higher education & you will feel refreshed, upskilled, & reskilled after listening!

Our mission is to inspire & educate people to pursue a life long learning mindset no matter the path they choose.

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The EdUp Experience Elvin, Joe & Elizabeth

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Welcome to America’s leading higher education podcast! Dr. Joe Sallustio & Elizabeth Leiba whose natural chemistry & down-to-Earth approach personally connect you with some of the most complicated topics in Education today. Along with Producer Elvin Freytes, The EdUp Experience team brings over 60 years of experience in higher education & you will feel refreshed, upskilled, & reskilled after listening!

Our mission is to inspire & educate people to pursue a life long learning mindset no matter the path they choose.

LEARN MORE:
edupexperience.com

We make education your business!

    207: Educate 60% of the Workforce by 2025 - with Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

    207: Educate 60% of the Workforce by 2025 - with Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

    Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Incubeta, we welcome Jamie Merisotis, President and & CEO of the Lumina Foundation.  In this tremendous episode, we speak to Jamie about a range of topics related to the Lumina Foundation's work at local, state, and national levels to design an affordable learning landscape with the goal of educating 60% of American workers by 2025.  College has never been less affordable than it is now; financial aid hasn't kept pace with economic need; what students get in the end is still cloudy.  However, without some type of higher education, Jamie believes economic mobility is hindered significantly.  Jamie also discusses his book, "Human Work In The Age Of Smart Machines", and higher ed's responsibility to prepare people for work that ONLY humans can do.  Don't miss this episode!

    Jamie Merisotis is a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, education, and public policy.  Since 2008, he has served as president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all.  He previously served as co-founder and president of the nonpartisan, Washington, DC-based Institute for Higher Education Policy, and as executive director of a bipartisan national commission on college affordability appointed by the U.S. President and Congressional leaders.

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    206: BONUS: The Trauma Trifecta - with Ross Morrison McGill, Founder & CEO, TeacherToolkit

    206: BONUS: The Trauma Trifecta - with Ross Morrison McGill, Founder & CEO, TeacherToolkit

    Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Element451, we talk with Ross Morrison McGill, Founder & CEO, TeacherToolkit. Liz goes one on one with Ross to talk about all the tools that teachers need to provide maximum learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. They also talk about how Covid has created a trauma trifecta that includes, teachers, students, and parents. Listen in as two of LinkedIn's 2020 Top Voices in Education have a fascinating conversation around what teachers need in their toolkit!

    In November 2020, Ross was listed as one of 10 LinkedIn Top Voices in Education. In 2015, Ross was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday Times. Ross Morrison McGill, also known as @TeacherToolkit, is the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’. He works with pupils, teachers and school leaders all over the world, supporting teaching and learning, workload and mental health. His website has been accessed by 13.5 million teachers.

    A former deputy headteacher, Ross has been teaching for 27 years working in some of the most challenging secondary schools in London. Today, Ross is working on his 8th teaching book, studying for his EdD at Cambridge University and training teachers across the world...

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    205: How to Coach Students - with Kai Drekmeier, Co-Founder, InsideTrack

    205: How to Coach Students - with Kai Drekmeier, Co-Founder, InsideTrack

    Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we talk with Kai Drekmeier, Co-Founder, InsideTrack. Liz and special guest host Dr. Stacey Gonzales, host of EdUp Edge K-12, talk with Kai about InsideTrack's origin story and mission. They have a very interesting conversation about what it means to coach students, why it is imperative (especially for first gen lower income students), and how to do it correctly! 

    Kai Drekmeier has made a life commitment to helping others as a leader and innovator in the field of education. As Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of InsideTrack, Kai plays a key role in supporting the growth and strategic direction of the company. Prior to InsideTrack, he co-founded SCORE! Educational Centers. Kai has also worked in secondary education and is involved with the boards of several non-profits dedicated to life-long education. Kai received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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    204: New Jersey’s Only 4-Year PBI - with Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, President, Bloomfield College

    204: New Jersey’s Only 4-Year PBI - with Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, President, Bloomfield College

    Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #68. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, President at Bloomfield College! Marcheta is an absolute force for good.  She discusses the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and the Predominately Black Institution (PBI) status at Bloomfield College - where a majority of students are students of color.  Marcheta gives a history lesson regarding HBCUs and the PBI designation and the importance of Bloomfield to her economically disadvantaged students and why Bloomfield was ranked the highest in New Jersey for social mobility amongst higher ed institutions.  Marcheta is the first black President of Bloomfield and her impact is felt in the transparency of communication to students and her understanding of accessibility and affordability. 

    President of Bloomfield College, Marcheta P. Evans, Ph.D., was recently voted to serve as ACE Women’s Network-New Jersey’s Presidential Sponsor effective February 19, 2021. Evans became the first female and African American president of Bloomfield College on June 1, 2019, where she leads one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation and New Jersey’s only four-year Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 

    Another episode sponsored by our great friends at MDT Marketing! Get your free marketing consultation today! mdtmarketing.com/edup. 

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    203: Grow With Google - with Lisa Gevelber, VP of Grow With Google

    203: Grow With Google - with Lisa Gevelber, VP of Grow With Google

    Welcome back to America‘s leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode of The EdUp Experience, sponsored by Element451, we talk with Lisa Cohen Gevelber, Founder and VP of Grow With Google. With a commitment of one billion dollars, and one million Google employee staff hours, Grow With Google was created to (a) help small businesses leverage technology and (b) to create employment equitability by tearing down barriers for two-thirds of American workers looking for meaningful work without a college degree.  Lisa talks about how the Google certificates are the foundation of this economic opportunity initiative driven by Google to evolve the educational landscape.  GWG is already working with over 100 community colleges and many four-year institutions are also on board to offer credit for the GWG certificates.  With over 50,000 students completing certificates already, Lisa has helped develop GWG from economic opportunity to economic impact.  John Farrar, Director of Education at Google, guest hosts on this episode!

    Lisa Gevelber joined Google in January 2010 and runs Marketing for the Americas and for the Ads & Commerce business globally. She and her team help companies all over the world make the most of the web. They provide brands with data and insights on consumer trends, help marketers re-imagine storytelling, and support the growth of millions of small businesses. Lisa has more than 25 years of experience, including time spent at P&G, Intuit, and startups. Founder and VP, Grow With Google.

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    202: Don't Let Your Ego Be Your Amigo - with Eric Williamson, Author, How to Work with Jerks

    202: Don't Let Your Ego Be Your Amigo - with Eric Williamson, Author, How to Work with Jerks

    Welcome back to America‘s leading higher education podcast! In this fantastic episode, sponsored by The Evolllution, we talk with Eric Williamson, Author, How to Work with Jerks!  Eric comes on the show to discuss how unprepared students are for the workforce - they simply don't know what to expect particularly when it comes to dealing with bad bosses.  Emotional intelligence is a necessary skill that is lacking in the leadership styles of bad bosses.  How to Work with jerks teaches employees how to be self-aware and deal with the adversity that comes from toxic leaders.  A further consequence of the books is an academy that Eric has created that teaches employees to "get stuff don't with people you can't stand".  

    As a professional development consultant, nationally recognized keynote speaker, and author of the book, “How to Work with Jerks,” Eric works at the intersection of professional development, leadership, and Emotional Intelligence. His programs help professionals manage conflict so that they can achieve their short-and long-term goals.

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4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

nugoff77 ,

Timing is Everything

Working with many Higher Education institutions, I always find the nuances of each one interesting. So naturally I would gravitate to a podcast like The Ed Up experience. Couple that with the pivot the entire higher education institutions had to make in March of 2020 it is no wonder why this is the #1 podcast on my list. The vast range of guests is very eclectic. I have been fascinated by the way each guest describes the speed of which everyone was able to pivot. Kudos to Joe, Liz and the entire Ed Up Experience team !!

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Creative, Informative

So glad I found this podcast. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba interview various innovators in the education space, talking about both where we are and where we’re going. Guests include everyone from nonprofit leaders to higher ups in different institutions and edtech innovators. A go-to for me, and one that never fails to leave me feeling inspired!

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