30 episodes

"Who we are as people shapes who we are as teachers."
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



DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.
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The Other Side of Campus The University of Texas at Austin

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"Who we are as people shapes who we are as teachers."
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



DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.
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    Episode 29: The Aesthetics of Health with Megan Hildebrandt

    Episode 29: The Aesthetics of Health with Megan Hildebrandt

    Katie and Dixie speak with Professor Megan Hildebrandt whose unique life journey, which conjoined her artistic development with serious unexpected health issues, led her to become an "arts in healthcare advocate." Her experiential learning class, the Aesthetics of Health, won a Texas Tower award in 2021 and is a proving ground for the beneficial effects of artmaking in healthcare spaces. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Megan Hildebrandt received her BFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design in 2006, and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida in 2012. Hildebrandt has exhibited widely, including: The Painting Center, New American Paintings, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Arlington Arts Center, Detroit Contemporary, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center, The Torpedo Factory, and The Painters Room. Hildebrandt has also recently had her writing on arts pedagogy during the pandemic published in Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association. In 2018, Hildebrandt received an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Aesthetics of Health Course she developed for Interlochen Arts Academy. An artist, educator, and arts-in-health advocate, Hildebrandt currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, where she is the Director of the First-Year Core Program in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 8th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth and Katie Dawson
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Ketsa, and Blue Dot Sessions
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator: Mary C. Neuburger


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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Special Guest: Megan Hildebrandt.

    • 40 min
    Episode 28: Experiential Learning Abroad: Studying Ukraine and Youth Political Engagement

    Episode 28: Experiential Learning Abroad: Studying Ukraine and Youth Political Engagement

    In this special episode, Katie talks with two prominent UT professors, Drs. Mary Neuburger and Oksana Lutsyshyna, and former students of theirs who together undertook a phenomenal investigative project in spring 2019 to examine and closely follow Ukrainian youth political engagement during the presidential election in which Volodymyr Zelensky ultimately won, beating incumbent Petro Poroshenko. The team discusses the fascinating process by which they began their research, connected with Ukrainian students via Skype (not Zoom!), and eventually traveled to Ukraine itself. The lasting relationships and connections they made during that memorable month abroad in early summer 2019 inform their thinking and processing of the War in Ukraine today. Thank you for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUESTS
    Dr. Mary C. Neuburger is a Professor of history, the Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Chair of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas of Austin. She is the author of The Orient Within: Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria (Cornell 2004), and Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cornell, 2012). Dr. Neuburger is also the co-editor with Paulina Bren of Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe (Oxford, 2012) and has authored numerous articles on Bulgarian history. Her latest book, Ingredients of Change, is a cultural history of food in Bulgaria and recently came out with Cornell University Press. She is also co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History.


    Dr. Oksana Lutsyshyna was born in Uzhhorod in 1974. She is a writer and translator, and lecturer in Ukrainian studies at the University of Texas in Austin, where she teaches Ukrainian language and Eastern European literatures. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Georgia. Lutsyshyna's most recent novel Ivan and Phoebe (2019) won two of the most prestigious literary awards in Ukraine, in 2020 and 2021, respectively: the Lviv City of Literature UNESCO Prize and Taras Shevchenko National Prize in fiction. The novel is forthcoming in the English translation by Nina Murray from Deep Vellum Publishing in 2022. Oksana Lutsyshyna's poetry collection, Persephone Blues, in the English translation, was released in 2019 by Arrowsmith.


    Matthew Orr is a Eurasia analyst at RANE, a risk intelligence company that provides geopolitical information and consultation to consumers and corporate clients with business interests around the globe. Prior to starting at RANE, Orr received dual Master’s degrees in Global Policy Studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.


    Lauren Nyquist is a former undergraduate student at UT Austin and is currently pursuing her PhD in Geography at Texas A&M University.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on March 14th, 2022 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producer/Host: Kathryn Dawson
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Lobo Loco, NulTiel Records
    Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The Universi

    • 47 min
    Episode 27: "There's Always a Crisis": Global Conflicts in the Classroom with Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser

    Episode 27: "There's Always a Crisis": Global Conflicts in the Classroom with Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser

    On this episode, Stephanie and Katie talk with two excellent albeit very different teachers and European affairs experts, Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser, on how they handle global conflicts, such as Putin's war in Ukraine, in the classroom. When is it important to provide space for discussion about major world events in a class setting? How should earth-shattering news be handled if it has nothing to do with the course syllabus or is in no way connected to the subject being studied? Mosser and Redei attempt to tackle such questions based on their own lived experiences. Thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on March 8th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Katie Dawson
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Ketsa, 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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Special Guests: Lorinc Redei and Michael Mosser.

    • 52 min
    Episode 26: Teaching Research Through Story: Immigration, Deportation, and Migrant Health with Miguel Pinedo

    Episode 26: Teaching Research Through Story: Immigration, Deportation, and Migrant Health with Miguel Pinedo

    On this episode, Dixie and Stephanie talk with Dr. Miguel Pinedo from the College of Education. He focuses on studying the health implications of immigration policies on migrants residing on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Although a research-trained professor, in the classroom, Dr. Pinedo expounds on how he has developed practices to humanize his research to help students viscerally connect the data and findings to real life experiences. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Miguel Pinedo is an Assistant Professor in Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin. He has an invested interest in better understanding the intersection between migration and health. Though migrant health has become an important facet of health research, migration has rarely been examined as a social determinant of health. Pinedo's work addresses this critical area by focusing on how different migration experiences contribute to health disparities, particularly among Latino populations. Specifically, his work investigates how social- and structural-level factors associated with migration to the US; voluntary and forced migration (e.g., deportation); domestic migration within Mexico; and migration to high-risk environments (e.g., settings with increased availability of alcohol and drugs) relate to the epidemiology of substance abuse, HIV risk, and related harms. A large proportion of his work has focused on Mexican migrants residing on both sides of the US-Mexico border, a high-risk region for alcohol and drug abuse and HIV. Overall, his research underscores the importance of migration-related factors in shaping health behaviors, risk practices, and health outcomes. Prior to joining UT, Pinedo received his PhD in Global Health from the UC San Diego and completed his postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley. He also previously earned his Master in Public Health from UC Berkeley.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on November 12th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Dixie Stanforth
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Theme Music: Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music: Charlie Harper, Michelle Daniel Trio, Eaters, Edoy, Maarten Schelkens, Ketsa
    Producer: Michelle S. Daniel
    Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Special Guest: Miguel Pinedo.

    • 39 min
    Episode 25: "Sipping Coffee with Intention": Mindfulness Training in the Classroom with James Butler

    Episode 25: "Sipping Coffee with Intention": Mindfulness Training in the Classroom with James Butler

    Jen and Stephanie get a chance to talk with a new and very welcome addition to the UT Austin campus, James Butler, who brings nearly two decades of expertise in mindfulness training to the Forty Acres. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    James Butler (he/him/his) will be sharing mindfulness on campus through a healing and equity-centered lens with a focus on supporting students. James came to mindfulness to support his own mental health struggles and is excited to share the many benefits and ways that mindfulness can be practiced. He is passionate about mindfulness being accessible to all identities and will keep that in the forefront of his work as he works with student organizations, small groups of students, and faculty to bring mindfulness into class. He will collaborate with his colleagues in the Longhorn Wellness Center, as well as with the Integrated Health Program. James comes to UT after spending 18 years as an educator in the Austin Independent School District with the last 5 years as the district’s Mindfulness Specialist in the Social Emotional Learning department. He completed his undergraduate degree from Manchester University before going on to earn a Master of Education from Grand Canyon University. In his spare time, James loves cheering for Cleveland sports teams, playing basketball and baseball, being outdoors, practicing mindfulness to support his mental health, and listening to music.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on September 29th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Jen Moon
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, Ketsa, 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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Special Guest: James Butler.

    • 35 min
    Episode 24: Checking In and Acting Out: The Graduate Student Perspective with Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez

    Episode 24: Checking In and Acting Out: The Graduate Student Perspective with Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez

    Dixie and Stephanie get a chance to talk with PhD candidate and graduate student mentor Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez about her current work in student mentorship and wellness and the ways in which she uses her previous experience as a dramaturg in her classroom and research. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the intersection of feminism, modern drama, and performance studies. She is currently the Graduate Teaching Consultant at the Faculty Innovation Center, and she has worked as a writing consultant at the University Writing Center (UWC) at the University of Texas at Austin. She has experience working with a range of documents and consults on teaching and DEI statements, technical writing, job application materials, STEM and business documents, thesis and dissertation drafts, and creative writing. She has worked professionally as a dramaturg on theatrical productions, and she draws from her own experiences as a teacher to support peers through the writing and revising process.


    PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on July 13th, 2021 via Zoom.


    CREDITS
    Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
    (Intro theme features the following faculty in order: Jen Moon, Daron Shaw, Rich Reddick, Diane McDaniel Rhodes, Siobhan McCusker, Moriba Jah, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten)
    Music by Charlie Harper (www.charlieharpermusic.com)
    Additional Background music by Charlie Harper, Scott Holmes, and Blue Dot Sessions
    Produced and Edited by Michelle S. Daniel
    Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger


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


    DISCLAIMER: The Other Side of Campus is a member of the Texas Podcast Network, brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Special Guest: Kaitlyn Farrell Rodriguez.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Doda's Reviews ,

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.

WhatStartsHere ,

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.

monkeylover372 ,

Teaching Enthusiast

This podcast is unlike most higher ed podcasts about teaching. It offers great examples and models for teaching and learning, but not in “how to” kind of way. Instead we hear real life experiences and lively conversations that inspire us to think and integrate ideas into practice. Best of all it draws you into a community of inspired teachers and makes you one of them.