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The Innovating Together Podcast

Welcome to innovating together, a podcast produced by the University Innovation Alliance. This is a podcast for busy people in higher education who are looking for the “aha moments” that can propel their work forward. Innovating Together curates the best insights, research, and experts.

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Tim Renick, Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success at Georgia State University. This is a newly created institution in the emerging field of student success, and Dr. Renick shares his wisdom about what the term "student success" means from an administrative standpoint, using data to determine and implement best practices, and why he might be the most qualified person to lead the way. Topics include:

  • Identifying and overcoming the institutionally created barriers that students face
  • The pandemic as a test of support systems
  • Patience with incremental results
  • The moral imperative for student success
  • The value of fostering future allies

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As UMBC joins the ranks of UIA membership, Dr. Hrabowski shares his wisdom about the best practices of collaboration among universities, addressing disparities at all levels of the campus, and the power of humility. Topics include:

  • The benefits of comparing how other higher ed institutions problem solve and innovate
  • UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholarship program and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett
  • The value of serving at and understanding an institution before leading it
  • A positive approach, a focus on substance, and the broad lessons of literature
  • Keeping hope alive

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with Harold L. Martin, Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University. As we welcome North Carolina A&T as one of our newest UIA members, Dr. Martin shares his wisdom about the unique benefits that our new partnership brings to his already unique institution. Topics include:

  • The resource sharing differences between schools in the UNC system and schools in the UIA
  • The benefits of treating HBCUs as a brand
  • Best-case scenarios for federal funding in 2021 and beyond
  • The growth benefits of patience and perseverance
  • The power of stable leadership in higher ed institutions

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