3 Higher Ed Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
Podcasts are a great way to get information on just about any topic you can imagine—and the world of higher education is no exception. Here are three top picks to tap into.
Featuring recorded live shows, this long-running podcast focuses on everything from marketing to student affairs while offering an opportunity for listeners to share knowledge and participate in discussions. Guests of the show often include professionals and thought leaders from throughout the industry.
- Advancement Live – Big Time Giving Day Tactics for Small Budgets
- Marketing Live – Crash Course in Design Thinking
- Student Affairs Live – Collegiate Esports
Dr. Josie Ahlquist is an accomplished speaker, author, and educator whose podcast seeks to connect technology and leadership within higher education. Each episode offers fresh takes from on-campus and online leaders in education and technology with a strong focus on social media.
- Sara Aguilar // Student Leadership Going Digital
- Sara Goldrick-Rab // Hope, Social Media, and Changemaking
- Stephen App // Higher Ed Marketing with a Mission
The Compact Nation Podcast offers a bi-weekly conversation with leading community engagement professionals, as well as discussions of new research and innovative work in the field. Hosts Emily Shields and J.R. Jamison connect with campus leaders, artists, and activists each episode to discuss higher ed and community engagement.
- Season 3 Episode 5: Let’s Talk Faculty
- Season 3 Episode 4: Connecting Latinx Communities and Higher Education
- Season 3 Episode 3: Who Gets to Go to College?
If you work with students, there are some excellent podcast resources available for them, too. Give a listen yourself, and then share them with students to broaden their knowledge.
College Info Geek can help students “learn how to be a more effective student, even while you’re doing your laundry.” Each approachable episode dives into actionable advice for boosting productivity, getting good grades, planning student loan repayment, and more.
The Admissions Straight Talk Podcast is a must-listen for anyone applying to grad school. From finance to deciphering MBA options, each episode focuses on a diverse range of ideas designed to help students navigate the application process.
What’s On Your List?
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