57 episodes

This podcast is aimed at providing honest experiences about challenges, failures, and possibly a few success stories related to life in academia.

Professerror Steven K. Ayer and Bryan Franz

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

This podcast is aimed at providing honest experiences about challenges, failures, and possibly a few success stories related to life in academia.

    Summer Summer Summertime

    Summer Summer Summertime

    Bryan and Steve discuss their plans for the upcoming summer and how their summer work experience differs from the rest of the academic year.

    • 57 min
    Administration... Bryan goes to the Dark Side!

    Administration... Bryan goes to the Dark Side!

    Bryan discusses his new position as a PhD Program Director and challenges and lessons learned in this administration role. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Publishing with AI and the future of research output

    Publishing with AI and the future of research output

    Bryan and Steve discuss how generative AI is impacting processes for generating and reviewing research manuscripts. They also offer some food for thought for what a future might look like where academics remain relevant in a world with AI. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Bryan and Steve struggle to teach new courses

    Bryan and Steve struggle to teach new courses

    In this episode, Bryan and Steve discuss their experiences in teaching courses that are new to them. They talk about the moments that were especially challenging, the failures they experienced during the process, and a few lessons learned from surviving it. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    'Unfundable' with Fred Sherratt

    'Unfundable' with Fred Sherratt

    Fred Sherratt joins us to discuss her experiences in struggling to get academic funding and surviving as a qualitative researchers in a quantitative world. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Risky Business with John Gambatese

    Risky Business with John Gambatese

    Professor John Gambatese (Oregon State University) joins us to discuss taking risks in academia and some that he took that worked out, and some that did not.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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