20 episodes

The Other Side of Campus brings you the voices and experiences of faculty from all across UT Austin who want to innovate, create, and grow as teachers. Sharing their stories, insights, and memorable moments in a lecture hall, these educators are here to engage everyone in the learning process, including themselves. Hosted by faculty from the Provost's Teaching Fellows at UT Austin, this program is meant to provide a fun and entertaining space to explore ways in which personal narratives shape campuses, classrooms, students, and teachers. As one of the biggest institutions in America, UT has a lot of room for improved cross-campus connections and for building teaching and learning bridges. We look forward to seeing you on The Other Side of Campus!
Executive Producer and Creator: Mary C. Neuburger
ABOUT THE PROVOST'S TEACHING FELLOWS
The Fellows are hard-working, forward-thinking, community-minded faculty committed to improving teaching practice and campus culture at UT Austin. The current cohort of 43 Fellows represents faculty of all rank, 13 Colleges and Schools, and a multiplicity of disciplines and unique perspectives. At present, 25 Teaching Fellows pursue individual initiatives, 18 Senior Fellows provide mentorship and guidance, and 11 Alumni Fellows remain active in the program. Collectively, Fellows spearhead events that benefit the entire campus, including the New Faculty Symposium, monthly Think Tanks where faculty discuss thorny issues in a safe and collaborative environment, and Eyes on Teaching. Visit our UT website for more information: https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/provosts-teaching-fellows

The Other Side of Campus The University of Texas at Austin

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The Other Side of Campus brings you the voices and experiences of faculty from all across UT Austin who want to innovate, create, and grow as teachers. Sharing their stories, insights, and memorable moments in a lecture hall, these educators are here to engage everyone in the learning process, including themselves. Hosted by faculty from the Provost's Teaching Fellows at UT Austin, this program is meant to provide a fun and entertaining space to explore ways in which personal narratives shape campuses, classrooms, students, and teachers. As one of the biggest institutions in America, UT has a lot of room for improved cross-campus connections and for building teaching and learning bridges. We look forward to seeing you on The Other Side of Campus!
Executive Producer and Creator: Mary C. Neuburger
ABOUT THE PROVOST'S TEACHING FELLOWS
The Fellows are hard-working, forward-thinking, community-minded faculty committed to improving teaching practice and campus culture at UT Austin. The current cohort of 43 Fellows represents faculty of all rank, 13 Colleges and Schools, and a multiplicity of disciplines and unique perspectives. At present, 25 Teaching Fellows pursue individual initiatives, 18 Senior Fellows provide mentorship and guidance, and 11 Alumni Fellows remain active in the program. Collectively, Fellows spearhead events that benefit the entire campus, including the New Faculty Symposium, monthly Think Tanks where faculty discuss thorny issues in a safe and collaborative environment, and Eyes on Teaching. Visit our UT website for more information: https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/provosts-teaching-fellows

    Episode 19: Digging Deep: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and Hands-on Learning with Adam Rabinowitz

    Episode 19: Digging Deep: Collaboration, Interdisciplinarity, and Hands-on Learning with Adam Rabinowitz

    On this final episode of our first season, Dixie and Katie speak with archaeologist Dr. Adam Rabinowitz. Adam brings his expertise in experiential learning to the show and entertains us with his powerful story from the time he was on his first archaeological expedition (as a teenager) with his aunt in Italy. Take a listen, and thanks so much for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Adam Rabinowitz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds his PhD (2004) from the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, where he wrote a dissertation on the role of communal wine-drinking in political and social interactions in the colonial Greek world. He is a 2002 Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a field archaeologist with twenty-five years of archaeological field experience at Greek, Roman, and Byzantine sites in Italy, England, Israel, Tunisia, and Ukraine. His archaeological research focuses on daily life, domestic architecture, commensal practices and the lived experience of culture contact. He has also published on more historical questions of political organization and competition in the early Greek world. He also has a longstanding interest in the use of digital platforms for archaeological documentation and publication, which began during his work at the Roman site of Cosa in the 1990s and intensified in the course of excavations in the South Region of the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine site of Chersonesos in Crimea in the mid-2000s. Since then, in the course of his preparation of the South Region excavations for publication, he has begun to work on questions of long-term archival preservation and on the digital dissemination of rich contextual datasets.


    He is also involved in several digital humanities projects related to the linking and visualization of information about the Classical past, including Pleiades (http://pleiades.stoa.org), a spatial gazetteer of ancient places; GeoDia (http://geodia.laits.utexas.edu), an interactive spatial timeline of Mediterranean archaeology; Hestia2 (http://hestia.open.ac.uk/), a narrative time-map of the Histories of Herodotus; and PeriodO (http://perio.do), a gazetteer of scholarly definitions of archaeological, historical, and art-historical periods funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on April 28th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth and Katie Dawson
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com) Additional Background music by Christian Bjoerkland, Scott Holmes, Juanitos, and Ketsa
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org
    Special Guest: Adam Rabinowitz.

    • 57 min
    Episode 18: Eat, Drink, Think: From the Dinner Table to the Classroom with Hi'ilei Hobart

    Episode 18: Eat, Drink, Think: From the Dinner Table to the Classroom with Hi'ilei Hobart

    On this episode, Jen and Stephanie speak with UT anthropologist Hi'ilei Hobart who brings her unique research on food sovereignty and indigenous peoples to the proverbial table of this podcast, discussing the ways in which her personal experiences have shaped her writing and her classroom. We enjoyed this conversation, and we hope you do too! Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Hiʻilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD in Food Studies from New York University, an MA in Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and an MLS in Archives Management and Rare Books from the Pratt Institute. Her research is broadly concerned with Indigenous foodways, Pacific Island studies, settler colonialism, urban infrastructure, and the performance of taste. Her book on the social history of comestible ice in Hawai’i investigates the sensorial and affective dimensions of Native dispossession. In particular, she is interested in how personal and political investments in coldness facilitate ideas about race, belonging, comfort, and leisure in the Pacific. Visit her on her website at https://www.hiokinai.com/.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on March 26th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Jen Moon and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org
    Special Guest: Hi'ilei Hobart.

    • 30 min
    Episode 17: Teaching Growth Mindset through the Art Gallery Experience with Siobhán McCusker

    Episode 17: Teaching Growth Mindset through the Art Gallery Experience with Siobhán McCusker

    From the Blanton Museum of Art, Siobhán McCusker, an artist and innovative educator with a unique background, joins Jen, Stephanie, and Dixie to talk about the creative ways in which she uses the art gallery experience as a microcosm for teaching growth mindset to classrooms (and faculty) of all disciplines. We really enjoyed this wonderful and uplifting conversation and we hope you do as well. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Siobhán McCusker is the museum educator for the university audience at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an artist and educator with a diverse background — from working with artists in South African contemporary gallery spaces and printmaking studios, to mentoring painting and new media students as well as lecturing in art history at the Wits School of Art, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on March 05th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Jen Moon, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org
    Special Guest: Siobhán McCusker.

    • 40 min
    Episode 16: "It's Definitely Been a Journey": Nursing a Learning Mindset with Danica Sumpter

    Episode 16: "It's Definitely Been a Journey": Nursing a Learning Mindset with Danica Sumpter

    Dr. Danica Sumpter from UT's School of Nursing joins Dixie and Stephanie to talk about her incredible personal journey to nursing and teaching nursing as well as her high-impact work in so many areas of society, including within the Black Mamas Community Collective where she strives to help mothers "not just survive but thrive." Her inspiring story and mindful practices in an online classroom environment are so helpful for all teachers across disciplines and settings. Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Dr. Danica Sumpter is is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (UTSON). Dr. Sumpter has been recognized for her innovations in teaching and named a university Provost’s Teaching Fellow in 2019. Her work as chair of the Family, Public Health, and Nursing Administration Division and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the UTSON, and with the Black Mamas Community Collective, have all fueled her aspirations of becoming an expert in anti-racist teaching praxis.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on February 26th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org
    Special Guest: Danica Sumpter.

    • 47 min
    Episode 15: "It's All About Communication" with Mike Mackert

    Episode 15: "It's All About Communication" with Mike Mackert

    On this fun episode, Mike Mackert, the illustrious director of UT's Center for Health Communication, regales Dixie and Jen with his (very) non-linear personal journey to his current high-impact platform of evidence-based health communication strategies and and the amazing work of his team that truly spans the vast campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Michael Mackert, Ph.D., is the Director of The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication and Professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and Department of Population Health. His research focuses primarily on the strategies that can be used in traditional and new digital media to provide effective health communication to low health literate audiences. He leads projects on a variety of public health issues – including tobacco cessation, opioid overdose prevention, and men's role in prenatal health – that generate evidence-based health communication strategies for our partners and contribute to health communication scholarship.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on January 15th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Jen Moon
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Edited by Liberal Arts Development Studio audio crew (special thanks to Jacob Weiss and Morgan Honaker)
    Main Theme and original background music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com) (Some additional background music used on this episode by Ketsa, Scott Holmes, and Blue Dot Sessions)
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org


    Podcast Notes plus Time Codes (prepared by Morgan Honaker):
    00:00:00:00 - Introductions
    00:01:14:18 - How did Mike end up moving to Austin from Michigan?
    Jen, Dixie, and Mike talk about non-linear career paths and how they try to encourage students to explore their options while in school.
    00:05:52:02 - How has Mike seen health communication working during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    00:07:56:29 - How does Mike deal with the fact that communication can be difficult with COVID because there isn’t a lot of research about the virus and the guidelines for it change week to week?
    00:09:25:12 - Does Mike have a favorite example of a strong public health campaign about COVID?
    00:10:44:14 - What is the marketing takeaway from the current rush to get out messaging about COVID?
    00:12:15:19 - What is Mike working on now in terms of his online courses and evidence-based health communications?
    00:15:47:15 - What are some areas that Mike and his team are working on in transitioning from in-person to online courses?
    00:16:59:08 - What are some of Mike’s main takeaways from teaching online and how does he think online courses can be more engaging?
    00:19:11:23 - How is Mike prioritizing student-centered learning in asynchronous classes?
    00:22:22:09 - How has Mike been able to preserve a sense of community among his students in his asynchronous classes?
    00:23:57:03 - How has Mike seen the Provost Teaching Fellows change over the years since its founding?
    00:26:40:21 - Mike, Dixie, and Jen discuss the benefits of talking to students and teachers across different disciplines.
    00:31:29:00 - How would a student get started talking to peers in different disciplines?
    00:34:22:21 - Sign off with Mike
    00:35:12:13 - Breakdown with Dixie and Jen
    Special Guest: Michael Mackert.

    • 39 min
    Episode 14: "We Are Faculty": Campus Climate, Community, and Career Cultivation with Tasha Beretvas

    Episode 14: "We Are Faculty": Campus Climate, Community, and Career Cultivation with Tasha Beretvas

    On this episode, Dixie and Jen speak with Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at UT Tasha Beretvas. Dr. Beretvas has had an illustrious, winding career which has taken her from programming at IBM to being an all-star teacher at The University of Texas at Austin. This was a great and open discussion about how the faculty community is evolving (and has evolved), and also a very personal conversation on how Tasha balances being a professor and an administrator and how she has grown in this constantly challenging role. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Tasha Beretvas is a professor in the Quantitative Methods program in the Department of Educational Psychology. She joined UT's faculty in 2000. Beretvas has served as the Quantitative Methods program chair and the College of Education's Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. She is currently the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. She is also a member of the board of directors for the college's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and a faculty associate of UT's Population Research Center. Beretvas has served on UT's Faculty Council and as co-chair of the Employment Issues sub-committee of UT's Gender Equity Council.


    Beretvas teaches undergraduate and graduate statistics courses in the College of Education and has been a recipient of several teaching awards. Beretvas received her bachelor's degree in mathematics and psychology from Duke University. She then worked at IBM before attending the University of Washington in Seattle where she earned a Masters and a doctoral degree in 2000 from the Educational Psychology department specializing in measurement, statistics and research design.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on January 6th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Jen Moon
    (Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
    Edited by Liberal Arts Development Studio audio crew (special thanks to Jacob Weiss and Morgan Honaker)
    Main Theme and original background music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com) (Some additional background music used on this episode by Ketsa, Scott Holmes, and Blue Dot Sessions)
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


    Connect with us!
    Facebook: /texasptf
    Twitter: @TexasPTF
    Website: https://texasptf.org


    Podcast Notes plus Time Codes (prepared by Morgan Honaker):
    2021-02-08 - Tasha Beretvas
    00:00:00:00 - Introductions
    00:01:53:10 - What makes Tasha passionate about teaching?
    00:03:12:25 - Jen and Tasha discussing how they have a leg up teaching “boring” subjects, because they can show their students how those subjects are interesting.
    00:04:07:11 - Tasha talking about her experience becoming the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
    00:07:45:25 - Tasha thanking Jen for her support when she was offered the position
    00:08:23:08 - What’s been Tasha’s biggest area of growth in her new role?
    00:09:26:29 - Tasha, Jen, and Dixie discussing how difficult it can be to have power as an administrator, when they have to be the ones to make tough choices.
    00:11:14:06 - How was Tasha seen the role of non-tenure track faculty change at UT?
    00:15:21:19 - What does Tasha think we should be calling professional faculty who are non-tenured and not on the tenure track?
    00:18:01:13 - Jen and Dixie discuss how the role and perception of non-tenured and tenure-track faculty has shifted over time.
    00:20:31:06 - Does Tasha think that UT will move toward having more non-tenured professors in administrative positions, like with Jen Moon?
    00:24:15:03 - How does Tasha handle the balance (or lack thereof) between her role as an administrator and her role as a teacher?
    00:25:52:05 - Dixie and Tasha discuss why she still tries to prioritize her teaching, even as an administrat

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Like hanging out with the coolest teachers in the staff room

I'm really enjoying the down-to-earth, approachable tone of this podcast, when it's also full of great information. The demeanor of the hosts and the content of the episodes is like great teaching in that way -- really good learning that's also a fun and satisfying human connection. At a time when teachers in particular are struggling to create the kind of meaningful bonds that we get in the classroom, this "community" is really timely and appreciated.

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Great listen without being didactic

Loving this new show from my alma mater. As a teacher myself (high school), the conversations on these episodes have been very uplifting and therapeutic in part because I can commiserate even though I'm not on a major campus like UT Austin. But who is these days? We're all stuck in our boxes, and that's why podcasts like these are so important. They remind us (even though we know) that at all levels of education, we're kinda in the same tight, cramped, not so private spots with multiple roles and responsibilities that we have to juggle at all times of day now. It's tough, but this podcast helped.

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