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September 28, 2022

Counseling Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

In this episode, we talk with Sarah Garlick of UWE Bristol in the UK. She shares her story and how she’s using her past experiences to support students’ wellbeing and provide counseling on mental health related challenges. Sarah knows college campuses can feel lonely and it can difficult to get engaged, so she walks us through what UWE […]

September 22, 2022

The Future of the Higher Education Workplace

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Kevin McClure (University of North Carolina Wilmington) about his experience with broad-access institutions and regional colleges and universities. We also discuss the future of work and how the higher education landscape is changing for both current and future faculty members. Kevin shares about retaining employees, why people stay and why they leave, […]

June 27, 2022

Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Build Academic Resilience with Karen Oehme

Karen Oehme from Florida State University joins us to talk about the components of academic resilience and how we can actually train our brains to become more resilient in the face of adversity. She shares how she and her colleagues at FSU are helping students learn how to bounce back and press on in the face of […]

June 9, 2022

Fostering Engagement & Belonging at a Large Public University

Dr. Nancy Hutchins from Texas A&M University joins us to talk about the importance of building relationships and fostering a sense of belonging on a large campus where it’s easy to get lost. She shares how her team is giving students confidence to take initiative and find areas in which they can grow and engage […]

May 19, 2022

Emotional Intelligence, Mathematic Success, and Transfer Student Outcomes with Dr. Tyra Madison

Dr. Tyra Madison from Miami Dade College shares about the college’s leading practices for combining mathematic success and emotional intelligence to improve student outcomes. Dr. Madison also shares her intriguing research on the impacts of transfer and articulation policies on transfer student graduation rates. Tyra currently serves as the Grant Academic Manager for Opening the […]

May 12, 2022

Engaging Women Overcomers in Business & Higher Education with Dr. Shannon Deer

Dr. Shannon Deer from Texas A&M shares her research on how businesses and higher education institutions can help women facing major social challenges, such as incarceration, poverty, addiction, or engagement in the sex trade. She discusses the skills and abilities unique to women overcomers and how their resilience and motivation can positively impact generations to […]

April 28, 2022

HBCUs and Student Success with Mortenous Johnson

Mortenous Johnson, TRIO Director at Central State University, shares how an HBCU is engaging students and their families to help shape first-generation student success. Mortenous shares how servant leadership plays a role in aligning the university faculty and staff to help improve student outcomes. We also discuss how the university is helping families understand the […]

April 21, 2022

Innovation for Student Career Preparation Success with Arthur Ortiz

Arthur Ortiz shares how a diverse inner-city private university is preparing students for workplace success and addressing the growing post-traditional student population. We discuss his new and innovative practices for improving student success from enrollment to graduation. We also talk about how his university is partnering with corporations to help open doors for students looking […]

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