I’ve been working over the past few months to get a new podcast launched here at work, and I think we’ve finally gotten to the point of promoting it. Here’s our formal announcement, more comments follow.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) at Xavier University of Louisiana is pleased to announce the official launch of our new podcast series, Teaching, Learning, and Everything Else.
Each episode is a conversation with a teacher in higher education, in which we examine how teaching intersects with a diverse range of topics. So far we have completed four episodes and touched on issues relating to technology, service learning, master teachers and dealing with personal problems of students. But we’re just getting started, and hope to continue branching out and exploring new topics with each episode. It’s a fresh and personal approach to faculty development that will appeal to anyone who teaches at the college level, regardless of discipline or rank.
The series is produced by Bart Everson, Media Artist at CAT. Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer is the Director of CAT and host of the show.
For more information, and to listen to the show, please visit our website at cat.xula.edu/podcast
It’s been a blast cooking up this concept and realizing it. At first I thought I’d host the show myself, but I soon realized the show would have so much more credibility if hosted by an actual college professor — and who better than my boss, the director of our center? So with a bit of cajoling she has embraced that role. It is requiring her to stretch outside her comfort zone, but in a good way, I hope. This has allowed me to work strictly as a behind-the-scenes producer. I’m finding I enjoy this. From researching and identifying prospective interviewees, to getting in touch with them and scheduling the conversations, to brainstorming interview questions and coaching the boss-lady on her technique — it’s all about reaching out into the world and making connections. It’s a barrel of fun.