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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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United States

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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 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

How College Works Ep 44: R1 Professor

9/18/2018
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We talk to Peter's PhD thesis adviser about what his job at a big school looks like and he offers some advice to college students.

Duration:00:44:38

How College Works Ep 43: What goes into picking a college?

9/12/2018
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We try to dig a little deeper into what different types of colleges have to offer and what went into our decisions when picking a college.

Duration:00:46:14

How College Works Ep 42: Professor and Student Relationships

4/23/2018
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We talk about why students confession to professors can be such a problem for professors and behavior that we think should worry students.

Duration:00:40:14

How College Works Ep 41: Professors' Reflections on Slides in Class

4/11/2018
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We reflect on how slides both help and hinder our classes and how we try to conduct good classes.

Duration:00:45:07

How College Works Ep 40: Why Classes Change

3/26/2018
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We talk about some of the reasons we end up changing our classes and share some amusing stories along those lines.

Duration:00:40:58

How College Works Ep 39: Requesting Letters

3/19/2018
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We talk about our process of writing letters of recommendation, share some stories, and give advice on how to approach your professor, timing, and following up.

Duration:00:51:42

How College Works Ep 38: Students and Technology

2/23/2018
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We talk about what technology skills high school and college students need, what expectations faculty might have, why those might be bad expectations, and some advice for dealing with those expectations.

Duration:00:43:48

How College Works Ep 37: Political and Other Hot Button Discusions

2/13/2018
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We discuss the differences between political discussions in High School and college classrooms, why instructors might have them, why them might not have them, and some advice for successfully weathering them in a college class.

Duration:00:44:56

How College Works Ep 36: Notes and Exams and Slides. Oh My!

2/5/2018
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A recent conversation about note taking leads us on a discussion of why you might want to take notes (Exams), what you might be taking notes on (Slides), some strategies, and our own experiences with taking notes.

Duration:00:48:35

How College Works Ep 35: Scheduling Travel for Breaks

11/30/2017
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We talk about some of the issues we've seen student run into with scheduling trips over breaks and give some advice to avoid having to choose between a family trip and taking a test.

Duration:00:30:06

How College Works Ep 34: Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism

11/14/2017
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We talk about what Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism looks like in High School and College, what the different consequences are, and advice for avoiding them.

Duration:00:44:27

How College Works Ep 33: Coordinator of Student Services

11/7/2017
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We talk with our coordinator of student disability services, academic advising, and student success programming about the differences between accommodation in High School and College, who can use them, and what led to them.

Duration:00:53:31

How College Works Ep 32: Midsemester Slog

10/30/2017
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We talk about how students and teachers feel 10 or 11 weeks into the semester, what to do ahead of time to reduce the stress, and ideas for strategizing and prioritizing your time.

Duration:00:45:45

How College Works Ep 31: Community and Vocational Colleges

10/19/2017
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We talk with an old friend of Peter's about what it's like teaching at a Community/Vocational College, how the students are different than "traditional" students, get advise for dealing with Community College faculty, and why you might choose to go to a Community College.

Duration:00:51:56

How College Works Ep 30: Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

10/10/2017
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We talk with the lady in charge of getting you to come to our college about what that process looks like, how it matches what is happening in high schools, and give some advice on applications.

Duration:00:56:55

How College Works Ep 29: College President

9/19/2017
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We talk with our college president about what she does and how students should approach her.

Duration:00:46:35