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Changing Higher Podcast 207 - Civil Discord - Bridging Ideological Divides in Higher Education with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Daniel Oppenheimer

Civil Discord – Bridging Ideological Divides in Higher Education :

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 207 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Daniel Oppenheimer

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed, Drumm welcomes Dan Oppenheimer, Director of Public Affairs for UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts, to discuss the university’s groundbreaking “Civil Discord” symposium that was held in March of this year.

Podcast Overview:

– Insights into the unique collaboration among three academic entities focused on fostering open dialogue and bridging political divides.

– Strategies for engaging diverse scholars, thought leaders, and students in frank conversations on contentious issues.

– Practical advice on navigating complex political landscapes, engaging stakeholders, and creating inclusive spaces for difficult conversations.

– Vision for the future of civil discourse initiatives in higher education.

– Guidance for university leaders seeking to champion open inquiry and intellectual diversity.

This episode provides valuable ideas for presidents, board members, and administrators committed to strengthening their institution’s dedication to free speech, academic freedom, and the open exchange of ideas.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 164: The Impact of Crushing Student Debt on American Society: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

The Impact of Crushing Student Debt on American Society: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 164 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest David Linton

Crushing student debt is negatively impacting American society. Rising tuition and higher student debt is saddling students and graduates with more stress. Undeterred by reports showing that people with student debt can negatively affect society, the Supreme Court recently ruled that $1.7 trillion in student debt cannot be forgiven despite what the HEA clearly states in the statutes.

Study Abroad Programs and Their Implications for Higher Ed Institutions

Study Abroad Programs and Their Implications for Higher Ed Institutions:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 142 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Robyn Symon

In today’s multi-generational and borderless world, study abroad programs are critical for introducing students to the world outside their university and even their country. They make up an integral part of the curriculum and the student undergraduate experience, and generally, students look back with very fond memories of their time abroad on their colleagues with whom they experienced these trips.

Why Mental Health Matters for Colleges and Universities - Student Support Services

Why Mental Health Matters for Colleges and Universities:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 116 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. June Parks

Historically, college has always been a time for stress and anxiety – but in December of last year, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a rare public health advisory addressing the nation’s youth mental health crisis. In this episode, Dr. June Parks joins Drumm McNaughton for an important discussion about what’s happening on campuses throughout America and how the mental health crisis is affecting institutions of higher education.

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America

Defining the Role of Academe in the Future of America:

The Latest Higher Ed News from Dr. Drumm McNaughton

Defining the role of academe in the future of America needs to be addressed and defined by leaders in the Academy. A new administration took office this week—and this is one of the most important transitions in our country’s history. The national acrimony and strife that has been building since the 1980s came to a head this year, exploding into the streets, on campuses and into the headlines. The sharp political divide, Black Lives Matter, the takeover of the U.S. Capitol, the rise of innuendo and slander and divisiveness brings us to a basic question – what is the United States about?

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