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Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.

Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.
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Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.

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English


Episodes

How College Works Ep 64: High School Councelors

4/30/2019
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We talk with two high school councelors about what their job entails, how it differs from a college academic adviser, and how expectations and responsibilities change as students move into college.

Duration:00:52:11

How College Works Ep 63: College Coach

4/25/2019
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We talk about what college sports are like and how they differ from high school sports. We also cover differences in expectations in academics, athletics, and communication.

Duration:00:43:31

How College Works Ep 62: What Kinds of Cars Do the Administrators Drive?

4/17/2019
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We go through a slate article on what to ask about during a campus visit and give our take on each of the questions. https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/03/best-questions-college-tour.html

Duration:00:44:08

How College Works Ep 61: What to do When Tragedy Strikes

4/10/2019
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We talk about what might constitute a tragedy and what steps students should take. We also discuss how we might handle a personal tragedy as professors.

Duration:00:30:36

How College Works Ep 60: Recent-ish Graduate

4/3/2019
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We talk with someone who graduated more recently than us (9 years ago) about what was most difficult about the transition from high school to college and how he navigated that.

Duration:00:38:44

How College Works Ep 59: What Would Get a Professor to Change?

3/27/2019
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We discuss how we think about who needs to change (professor, teacher, student) and why. We also talk about how a student could approach a professor with the best chance of seeing a change.

Duration:00:44:29

How College Works Ep 58: College Snow Days?

3/19/2019
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We talk about some differences in how high schools and college handle their schedules, how that affects classes when the school is closed for weather, and how that affects our planning for our classes.

Duration:00:25:51

How College Works Ep 57: How was your day?

2/27/2019
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We talk about what's been going on and the everyday trials and tribulations of the college professor.

Duration:00:25:43

How College Works Ep 56: Complaints and the Education Industry

2/13/2019
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We talk about some recent complaints from our students and try to reframe them and their expectations as well as talk about the education industry some and what that means for our teaching.

Duration:00:37:09

How College Works Ep 55: A Faculty Start to the Semester

2/5/2019
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We talk about the start to our semester, what our challenges are, how those relate to students, and how you can help . . . if you're inclined to.

Duration:00:27:31

How College Works Ep 54: What Students Stress About

1/23/2019
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We go through a list of things that stress student out from www.theodysseyonline.com and provide some comments and perspective. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/what-college-consists-2017-students

Duration:00:42:38

How College Works Ep 53: Mentoring Students

12/14/2018
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We talk about what it means to us to mentor students, some things that help that to go smoothly, and some things to avoid.

Duration:00:39:42

How College Works Ep 52: Expectations for Student Research

11/28/2018
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We talk about what undergraduate research looks like for each of our majors and what students can expect if they are get involved. We also offer some advice on how to do that.

Duration:00:43:57

How College Works Ep 51: 10 Ways That College Classes Differ from High School

11/14/2018
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We go through a listicle from CollegeVine and break down how much we agree, or disagree, with their list of differences. https://blog.collegevine.com/10-ways-that-college-classes-differ-from-high-school/ @alicekeeler

Duration:00:42:46

How College Works Ep 50: Midterms

11/7/2018
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We discuss the differences between High School and College midterm grades, what to do if you get lower grades than you want, and give some perspective about what grades mean to us.

Duration:00:49:50

How College Works Ep 49: Vice President of Institutional Advancement

10/24/2018
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We talk with our Vice President of Institutional Advancement about what that even is, what they do, and how it affects students.

Duration:00:42:50

How College Works Ep 48: Coordinator of Counseling

10/17/2018
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We talk with one of our counselors about what going to counseling is like, what to expect, and why you might want to.

Duration:00:32:49

How College Works Ep 47: Vice President for Student Life

10/10/2018
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We talk with our Vice President for Student Life about what her job entails (basically everything) and what students should know when dealing with representatives from Student Life.

Duration:00:40:37

How College Works Ep 46: High School You is College You

10/3/2018
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We talk about our own transitions from high school to college and how the habits we developed helped or hindered our first year in college.

Duration:00:41:08

How College Works Ep 45: Registrar

9/25/2018
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We talk with our school's Registrar about what he does and what he can do for students.

Duration:00:40:25