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Scholarship to Practice

Scholarship To Practice is an event series that happens live on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It also becomes a podcast episode. We interview higher education scholars, researchers, and academics that distill how a practitioner or administrator could apply learning in real-time to improve student success. At the UIA we know that we need to bridge that gap between scholarship and practice if we’re going to stand a chance to improve student success. We all need to be working together leveraging research in the field and identifying where we need more research to support greater innovation in higher ed. This show is designed to help bridge that gap by elevating relevant research we all could be using in our daily lives in a short and conversational format.

Scholarship to Practice 11/18/20

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Derrick Tillman-Kelly, Director of UIA's Fellows Program and Network Engagement, speak with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of sociology and medicine at Temple University, president and founder of the nonprofit Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, and originator of the #RealCollege movement. She talks to us about the prevalence of food and housing insecurity among the higher ed population, and how schools can address these realities.

Topics include:

  • What food and housing insecurity look like
  • What the #RealCollege movement is about
  • A roadmap for administrators to address students' basic needs
  • Students are humans first

Scholarship to Practice 10/22/20

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Derrick Tillman-Kelly, Director of UIA's Fellows Program and Network Engagement, speak with Dr. Richard Reddick, professor and associate dean at The University of Texas at Austin. He shares his thoughts on the phenomenon of cultural taxation, a well-intentioned but ultimately unfair consequence in many higher ed institutions seeking to practice equity and inclusion. Topics include:

  • What cultural taxation looks like and why it's a problem
  • The difference between taxation and legitimate participation
  • Why administrators need to step up and address this situation
  • Allyship is everybody's work because all groups benefit
  • A list of resources for understanding cultural taxation

Scholarship to Practice 10/2/20

Bridget Burns, Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, and Derrick Tillman-Kelly, Director of UIA's Fellows Program and Network Engagement, speak with Dr. Constance Iloh, Educational Anthropologist. As a researcher who explores educational inequities, institutional culture, and college access, she shares with us the Iloh Model of College-Going Decisions and Trajectories, an innovative lens for looking at how minority, disadvantaged, and nontraditional students find (or lose) their way in higher ed. Topics include:

  • How the culture and business of higher ed routinely deflect attention from inequitable conditions
  • The deep flaws of elitism and racism that are never addressed
  • How to reframe the college-going narrative
  • Information, time, and opportunity as factors of student decision-making
  • The importance of understanding each student as an individual

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