Office of the Provost debuts new podcast series for faculty
The Office of the Provost recently debuted the first season of the newly created Dear Alma podcast series, episodes centered on offering resources, tools and advice to faculty members at Illinois. Each episode is 5-10 minutes long and is intended to give a snapshot of these issues from different on-campus faculty perspectives.
The podcast was created in collaboration with students in the ATLAS internship program, who conducted the interviews, edited the audio and created the episodes.
The first season is titled “Living and Working during COVID-19” and includes five episodes:
Episode 1: Shuffling the Home Pieces
- Professor Antony Augoustakis, Department of Classics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Associate
- Professor Karen Tabb Dina, School of Social Work.
Episode 2: Quality over Quantity
- Associate Professor Meghan Burke, Department of Special Education, College of Education
- Associate Professor Maria Librada Chu, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
Episode 3: Silver Linings
- Associate Professor Jorge Lucero, School of Art & Design
- Professor Simon Restubog, School of Labor & Employment Relations
Episode 4: No More Boundaries
- Associate Professor Nerissa Brown, Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business
- Professor Hedda Meadan, Department of Special Education, College of Education)
Episode 5: Finding Untouchable Time
- Professor Robert Lawless, College of Law
- Associate Professor Grace Oh, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
- Associate Professor Laura Schackelford, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
There are currently four seasons planned. The next season of Dear Alma, “Season 2: Reflections on Work-Life Balance,” is set to launch the end of February.