Ph.D. student Alden Jones and Clinical Assistant Professor Beth Bukoski join Talking Eds to discuss the socialization experiences of queer and trans graduate students. They also discuss the impact of Austin being perceived as an LGBTQ friendly city on graduate students’ school choice.
Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education Carol Fletcher joins Talking Eds to talk about how they got WeTeach_CS off the ground by applying their methods of training math and science teachers to computer science.
Clinical Assistant Professor Beth Bukoski joins Talking Eds to discuss options for professors who do not take tenure-track positions at higher education institutions. They also talk about the differences between teaching and research professors, and how getting fired isn’t necessarily the end of the world.
Clinical Assistant Professor Tolga Ozyurtcu joins Talking Eds to discuss topics related to paying student athletes, and what that could mean for collegiate athletics. They also share thoughts on the recent winter Olympics, and the benefits that bidding for the Olympics can bring to a city. Learn how Dr. Ozyurtcu found his interest in studying sports, and how he ended up at The University of Texas at Austin.
Host Jack Weisberger is joined this week by Educational Leadership and Policy Ph.D. student Z. W. Taylor. At The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education, Taylor examines accessibility in the college application process. In this episode, he talks about his own application process and the series of small events that ultimately brought him to where he his today. He also details an encounter in which he helped a Hmong student navigate the application process, and the barriers he faced.
Assistant Director of Recruitment, Outreach, and Communication Danielle Thoma joins Talking Eds this week. She shares her experience as a first-generation college student, and how she balances working in higher education, graduate school, and starting a family.
Four faculty members, Mark Gooden, Richard Reddick, Joshua Childs, and Terrance Green, from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy talk with host Jack Weisberger. In this episode, they talk about higher education, and how institutions can recruit and retain faculty members of color.
LaToya Smith talks with host Jack Weisberger about her path through higher education, working in career services, as Title IX Coordinator, and her new position as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Services. They talk in detail about her experience working with Title IX policies on the UT campus, and how national trends can impact local communities.
Associate Professor Richard Reddick joins Talking Eds to discuss the role that mentorship has played in his life and career. Reddick shares with host Jack Weisberger the story of how he ended up at UT, and the mentors that played specific parts in shaping his career along the way. They also discuss the role a professor plays in a doctoral student’s decisions for their research and specialization.
Music: 5 Years by Sun June
Victor Saenz, Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin stops in this episode of Talking Eds. We discuss his background as an engineering major, how he made his way into higher education, his new role as department chair. We also dive into the latest Texas legislative session, and talk about how the current political climate is shaping the future.
Music: 5 Years by Sun June