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.
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