|Episode Title||Guest(s)||Description||Theme||Dave's Favorites||Emma's Favorites|
|Change||Using Social Labs for Change in and Around Higher Education||Mark Abbott, Boris Martin, Kim Allen||Social labs bring together stakeholders with different, even opposing, points of view in a practical effort to promote systemic change. Show host Dave Goldberg, recently witnessed one session of a social lab called the Engineering Change Lab in Toronto, Ontario that brought together public officials, educators, engineering practitioners, and engineering professional organizations in an effort to bring about substantive change in the practice of engineering and the education of engineers across Canada. This week's show is joined by three principals of that effort, namely Mark Abbott and Boris Martin of Engineers without Borders (EWB) Canada, and Kim Allen of Engineers Canada to discuss the aims, organization, and experience with the Engineering Change Lab to date. Join Mark, Boris, Kim, and Dave for a lively discussion of the practice of social labs and the potential for such methods in bringing about change in higher education.||Change lab||***|
|Case||Incubators for Change: A Look Back at iFoundy||Karen Hyman||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg hops back in the time machine with former University of Illinois colleague, Karen Hyman, to discuss their work with the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry). Join Karen and Dave to recount the iFoundry story, explore what worked, what they learned, what the students took away, and what other programs can learn from an incubator like iFoundry.||Change lab|
|Shift||Little Bets and Breakthrough Ideas||Peter Sims||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peter Sims, founder & CEO of Parliament, inc., and best-selling author of "Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries". Join Peter and Dave to explore the concept and successes of making little bets vs. giant changes, and discover how this approach can aid in the transformation of culture, workplaces, and higher education.||Change theory|
|Changing the Method||Robert Caveney||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes author, founder of schoolio.org, and inventor of the I‑o method—Robert J. Caveney. Join Robert and Dave for a discussion of Robert's books, "SCHOOLING For Readiness And Drive" and the forthcoming "Methods for Working Together", and explore the importance of changing the method to create effective change in the world of K12 education.||Change theory|
|Coaching||The Leadership Coaching Revolution in Higher Education||Bev Jones, Kelly Lewis, Daryl Nardick||The use of leadership coaches has exploded in corporations and other organizations. Eric Schmidt and Bill Gates say “everyone needs a coach,” and increasingly in the C-suite, almost everyone has one. And the reasons for this growth are becoming clearer. When individuals are coached, they become more effective with improvements in task & relationship orientation; and coaching is a good investment returning $5-$7 for every $1 spent. In this episode, Big Beacon Radio host (and coach) Dave Goldberg explores the growing usage of coaches in education with three other coaches. Dave is joined by Bev Jones, Kelly Lewis, and Daryl Nardick for a lively discussion to explore what coaching is (and isn’t), when it can be helpful for faculty and higher ed leaders, and the ways in which the ideas and practices of coaching can help transform higher education. Join Bev, Kelly, Daryl, and Dave for this important conversation on the future of coaching in the transformation of higher education.||Coaching|
|Coaching||Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO||Bev Jones||We live in a time of increasing job uncertainty and instability, and navigating a path through such changing times is made even more difficult because practices and habits of success are themselves unsettled. Against this backdrop, Coach Bev Jones has written a new book, "Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act like a CEO" that helps to navigate a steady course through the unsettled seas of our times. Join host Dave Goldberg as he interviews Bev about her own pathbreaking career as an attorney, her transition to coaching, and her motivations for writing this book. Learn how to "Talk back to the voice in your head," or "What to say when your work is praised," and how to make "Social media work for you," along with other important topics. Join Bev and Dave for a lively and timely conversation to make sense of the world of work today.||Coaching|
|The Future of A.I. Coaching and Collaboration||John Abele|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by John Abele, founder of The Kingbridge Centre and Institute of Toronto. Kingbridge is an innovative learning and meeting space where leaders and their teams can come to leverage the collective intelligence of their people. Join John and Dave as they delve into John's background in collaborative technology, explore how Kingbridge uses both human and artificial intelligence-aided coaching to inspire, and discuss what collaboration looks like in the digital age.
|Coaching||From Academic to Coach||Catelijne Coopmans|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Catelijne Coopmans, a newly trained Co-Active coach and former Director of Studies at Tembusu College, a residential college at the National University of Singapore. She is currently preparing to transition from her full-time job at Tembusu to a more freelance existence, combining research and writing with work as an independent coach. Join Catelijne and Dave as they delve into Catelijne's journey as an academic who benefitted from coaching, and explore the various ways in which coaching is relevant to academia and higher education.
|Exploring Service Science and Cognitive Systems||Jim Spohrer|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Jim Spohrer, Director of Cognitive OpenTech, former Director of IBM Global University Programs and IBM’s Cognitive Systems Institute Group, and co-founder of IBM’s first Service Research group. Throughout his career, Jim has led the development of a new science of service systems, often known as service science, management and engineering. Join Jim and Dave as they explore service science, discuss how to better understand cognitive systems, and delve into how to build them, understand them, and work with these systems in the world of higher ed.
|Culture||How to Innovate and Collaborate Like Thomas Edison||Sarah Miller Caldicott||Many writers say we live in singular times calling for unusually great creativity, invention, and innovation and the rapid pace of change in the 21st century is dizzying at times, but the turn of the 19th to the 20th centuries was also a time of miraculous invention and fast-paced innovation. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg goes back to the future with Sarah Miller Caldicott, a great grandniece of the iconic inventor Thomas Edison, to explore Edison’s methods of invention, innovation, and collaboration laid out in two books, “Innovate Like Edison” and “Midnight Lunch.” Join Sarah and Dave for this lively exploration of he ways in which Edison’s lessons are relevant to a new generation of makers, coders, shakers, and entrepreneurs. Also consider how these methods may themselves be helpful in the reinvention and reinvigoration of higher education itself.||Collaboration||***|
|Shift||Structured Collaboration in Language and Education||Lorena Barba||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, Lorena A. Barba. Join Lorena and Dave as they delve into how computational thinking can be applied to education, discuss the use of technology for educational sharing of materials, curriculum, and practices, and explore their connections to Fernando Flores and his work on speech acts.||Collaboration|
|Culture||Designing for Collaboration||Alexandra Coso Strong|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Alexandra Coso Strong, assistant professor of systems design and engineering at Olin College of Engineering. Alexandra is currently co-designing/co-teaching a brand new Educational Design Studio course this semester that integrates systems thinking with educational theory/research and design. Join Alexandra and Dave as they explore faculty agency as it relates to educational change, delve into Olin's Educational Design Studio course, and discuss how to better prepare students for a collaborative design work environment.
|Shift||A Whole New Kind of Communication: Listening to Students and Talking to Crazy Colleagues||Mark Goulston||Higher education can be a fairly individualistic enterprise, requiring only rudimentary forms of communication, but as education undergoes far-reaching change and transformation, administrators, faculty, and students with highly patterned communication needs must engage in unfamiliar and deeper conversations than in earlier times. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews psychiatrist, hostage negotiation trainer, and business advisor and trainer Dr. Mark Goulston about the listening, language, and speaking skills now required. Mark is author of the 2015 book “Talking to Crazy” and the acclaimed text “Just Listen.” Join Mark and Dave for a vigorous conversation on the kind of conversations that are needed in business and higher education today.||Communication||***||***|
|Exploring Complex Systems and Higher Education||Stephanie Forrest||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews a fellow student of the late John Holland—Professor Stephanie Forrest—fresh off her keynote address at GECCO 2016 on biological design. Stephanie is Regents Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, and renowned for her work in adaptive systems. Join Stephanie and Dave to explore their mutual adaptive systems background, and discover how these complex systems relate to higher education.||Complex systems|
|Culture||Organizations, Culture, and Higher Education||Ed Schein||Bringing change to higher education is often framed as a problem of creating new content, curriculum, and pedagogy, but higher education has a history that goes back to the 11th century and a culture that has evolved over centuries to its current state. And “culture” is a word that is often used loosely without clear understanding of what it is or how it functions, particularly in an organizational context. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews organizational culture authority Edgar Schein to better understand culture and to consider the culture of higher education more carefully. Ed is author of “Organizational Culture and Leadership” among many other titles. Join Ed and Dave for a deep dive into organizational culture and its interaction with change initiatives generally. Also join the conversation to consider how the lessons of organizational culture theory can be helpful in bringing about more effective change efforts in higher education and education generally.||Culture||***|
|Culture||Creating a Joyful Workplace||Richard Sheridan||In order to achieve meaningful success in both higher education and the world of work, a supportive culture is key. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Richard Sheridan—CEO of Menlo Innovations and author of “Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love". Join Richard and Dave to learn how to create joy in your workplace and discover how these same practices can be applied to the classroom and used to help transform higher education.||Culture||***||***|
|Culture||Creating a Culture of Success for Women in STEM||Jenna Carpenter||Changing the culture of higher education requires that everyone be involved, yet still in this day in age, STEM (and STEM education) remain a predominately male field. What can be done to improve upon these gender dynamics as we move forward? In this episode, host Dave Goldberg and Dean of Campbell University's School of Engineering, Jenna Carpenter, discuss the issues contributing to the lack of women in STEM, as well as how to better create a culture of success for women faculty in STEM education. Join Jenna and Dave for a conversation about the future of diversity in STEM fields and much more.||Culture, women in STEM||***|
|Expanding Engineering Equity||Meagan Pollock|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Meagan Pollock, Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. NAPE is a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity. Join Meagan and Dave as they explore the challenges and solutions to fostering greater diversity in engineering education.
|Diversity in engineering|
|The Making of a Documentary to Transform Higher Ed||Eddy Evans, Ryan Varga||Transforming higher education from a culture of expertise and obedience to one that balances expertise and support is critical to unleashing courageous learners to the possibilities in the world and their lives. But the shift required is large, and transforming the master narrative of education is as important as any changes to content, curriculum, and pedagogy. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews the executive producer, Eddy Evans, and director, Ryan Varga, of a new documentary designed to shake up the staid world of engineering education. The documentary, LET ME DO IT, is designed to “become the rallying cry of a growing band of educators who want engineering education to return to its ‘show me, don’t tell me’ roots” and it will premiere in Toronto on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Join Eddy, Ryan, and Dave for this lively conversation about the making of this important documentary and the role of story reframing in higher education transformation more generally.||Doc|
|Future Proofing Higher Education and the STEM Pipeline||Tom Thompson, Gina Cherkowski||The movement to transform education in line with the imperatives of the 21st century is a global phenomenon in which worldwide technological and economic forces collide with national culture and local institutions and customs. In this show, host Dave Goldberg gets two views from Canada. In particular, Dave interviews H. J. (Tom) Thompson, President of Olds College, to understand how to future proof higher education, and STEM game change Gina Cherkowski to understand and enhance the pipeline of students who are technologically literate and competent. Join Tom, Gina, and Dave for a lively discussion about how educational change takes place, with special emphasis on the ways in which such change lands in a Canadian context.||Ed change, Canada|
|Learning||Learning How We Learn||Barb Oakley||Since the early days of the university in the 11th century, professors have lectured increasingly large numbers of passive and often bored students. With the advent of educational technology (EdTech) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), the possibility for scaling both the benefits and difficulties of higher education has been received by traditional higher educators as something of a mixed blessing. In this episode, Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg interviews Barbara Oakley, bestselling author, researcher, professor, adventurer, and teacher of one of the most popular MOOCs on the planet, “Learning How to Learn.” In addition to drawing over a million students to her course (co-taught with Terry Sejnowski of the Salk Institute), Barb is author of the provocative and riveting book on how we learn, A Mind for Numbers. Join Barb and Dave for this important conversation on the future of MOOCs, the future of learning, and the transformation of higher education.||Ed programs||***|
|Examining the State of Education||Vince Bertram||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Dr. Vince Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Join Vince and Dave to learn more about the current state of education—from the gender and ethnic gap in STEM fields, to economic growth and the shifting job market, to how to better prepare students for entering the world of higher education.||Ed programs|
|Case||Creating an Entrepreneurial Arts Center of the Future||Kristin Armstrong||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, an entrepreneurial arts center of the future located in the resort town of Saugatuck, Michigan. Join Kristin and Dave to learn more about the SCA, explore how its innovative educational programs are breaking new ground, and discover how a community can be brought together through the joy of creativity.||Ed programs|
|Sticky Language||Inspiring the Engineers of the Future||Eric Iversen||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Eric Iversen of Start Engineering, a company dedicated to making engineering exciting and accessible for K-12 students. Join Eric and Dave to learn more about Start Engineering, explore how K-12 STEM education is evolving, and examine the ins and outs of running a small, but mighty, educational start-up.||Ed programs||***|
|Learning||Shifting Minds: Learning How to Learn||Barb Oakley||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) pioneer, Barbara Oakley—fresh off turning in the manuscript of her latest book: "Mindshift". Join Barb and Dave to delve deeper into how we learn, explore the world of MOOCs and what they mean for the future of universities, and discover how MOOCs are helping to broaden the structure of learning to include issues related to one of the great struggles we all face—procrastination.||Ed programs|
|Learning||Moving Your Mind||Amelia Terrapin||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Amelia Terrapin, founder of the Mobius Method: an innovative movement-based approach to learning STEM concepts. Join Amelia and Dave to learn more about the Mobius Method and examine how this method can be used to engage not only K-12 students, but also transform professionals and social change-makers.||Ed programs||***|
|Bringing Education Design into K-12||Ann Kaiser||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Ann Kaiser, STEM education consultant and CEO of ProjectEngin—a company dedicated to integrating engineering design into K-12 STEM curriculum. Join Ann and Dave to explore how ProjectEngin's workshops, coaching, and curriculum design services are designed to encourage creativity and innovation, and discuss the challenges of changing an educational culture.||Ed programs|
|Case||Hacking into Education||Alvaro Concha||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Alvaro Concha, Founder and President of Hack Space Peru. Hack Space Peru is a non-profit organization that promotes and spreads hacker and maker culture among Peru's youth by organizing various programs and activities at universities and high schools. Join Alvaro and Dave to compare and contrast the Peruvian and US approaches to education, and explore how Hack Space is engaging young people through technology.||Ed programs|
|Case||Closing the Technology Skills Gap||John Qualls||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes John Qualls, President of Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit organization focused on closing the nation’s technology skills gap while creating a coding ecosystem that benefits individuals, employers, and communities. Join John and Dave to examine the fallout from high school graduation to college graduation, explore alternative Learning Paths and Programs, and discuss student debt and its impact on entrepreneurism.||Ed programs|
|Higher Ed Transformation Down Under||David Wright|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by David Wright, Managing Director of Australia's Higher Education Consulting Group and Executive Chairman of the Global Access Project, a social enterprise bringing together leading international specialists to help the higher ed sector provide students with a disability access to the full learning experience. Join David and Dave to discuss the challenges facing higher ed transformation in Australia, and explore how the strategies used in the Global Access Project can apply to all areas of learning.
|The Next Generation of STEM||Al Bunshaft|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President of Dassault Systèmes’ Americas Corporation, former global vice president of IBM PLM, and a leading voice in corporate citizenship and STEM initiatives. Join Al and Dave as they explore why Dassault has chosen to focus on STEM education, delve into the concept of STEM 2.0 which emphasizes experiential learning and educator partnerships, and discuss the launch of the Dassault Systèmes Foundation, dedicated to transforming the future of education and research by harnessing the powerful learning and discovery capabilities of 3D technology and virtual universes.
|Shift||Shift Skills for Critical and Creative Thinking||Maureen Breeze|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Maureen Breeze, Senior Vice President of Lifebound, a social impact company that provides resources, coaching and training to drive learning and personal development with education institutions, non-profits, and businesses throughout the world. Maureen is also the co-author of "Critical and Creative Thinking for Teenagers" and "Leadership for Teenagers: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century". Join Maureen and Dave as they explore how to build shift skills for students, how Lifebound aims to create campus-wide coaching cultures, and the importance of fostering critical and creative thinking in students.
|Inspiring Young Innovators||Betty Gronneberg|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Betty Gronneberg, founder of uCodeGirl, a non-profit organization that offers a pathway to technology careers for teen girls by tapping into their curiosity, skills and potential. With various enrichment programs and STEM mentorship initiative, uCodeGirl makes technology interesting, relevant and age-appropriate. Also, as a recipient of the prestigious Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, Betty is challenged to continuously think big and think different to be an authentic agent of change. Join Betty and Dave as they explore how to inspire girls to innovate and lead in STEM fields and delve into the importance of connecting with people and listening to their stories in order to bring about change.
|Innovation||Effectual Entrepreneurship||Saras Sarasvathy||What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial? How does an entrepreneur think differently than a manager? In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Saras D. Sarasvathy, professor at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and author of "Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise". Join Saras and Dave to learn more about effectuation, how to apply effectual entrepreneurial thinking within your organization, and discover how it can be used to create meaningful change in the world of higher education.||Entrepreneurship||***|
|Culture||Reflecting on the 2017 Educational Transformers Unconference||Jeff Evans, Kate Goodman||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by returning Big Beacon Radio guests, Jeff Evans and Kate Goodman—who both presented at the 2017 Educational Transformers Unconference held at Lehigh University this past June. The Unconference brought together a diverse group of educators, students, Big Beacon networkers, and other like-minded and like-hearted transformers to engage mind-to-mind, hand-to-hand, and heart-to-heart for the first time, share stories of transformation, and exchange inspiring ideas in the spirit of the Big Beacon movement. Join Kate, Jeff, and Dave as they delve into their big takeaways from the event, and explore how the culture and practices of the event helped to shape change outside of the Unconference.||Event specific|
|Teaching||Most Likely to Succeed||Tony Wagner||The same forces at work bringing change to engineering education and higher education, more generally, are at work at the primary and secondary levels the world over. In this episode, join host Dave Goldberg and guest commentator Mark Somerville (Olin College) for a wide-ranging and expansive conversation with Harvard's Tony Wagner concerning the imperatives for education in the 21st century. Author of six books and frequent speaker around the global, Tony Wagner's most recent book is "Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era." He also served recently as a special advisor on the documentary, "Most Likely to Succeed." Join Tony, Mark, and Dave for this important conversation about the future of education.||Future of ed||***|
|Toward a More Perfect University||Jonathan Cole||The United States enjoys a higher education system that is the envy of the world, and at the same time that higher education system is facing scrutiny and pointed criticism in ever increasing and strident ways. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Jonathan R. Cole, author of the new book, "Toward a More Perfect University" to better understand the flow of history and societal forces that have led to the current predicament. Professor Cole is a faculty member at Columbia University where he served as both Vice President of Arts and Sciences and Provost. Author of an earlier book, "The Great American University," and co-editor of "Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom," Professor Cole lectures throughout the world on topics related to higher education. Join Dave and Jonathan for what promises to be a stimulating and wide-ranging conversation on the state of higher education and its future prospects.||Future of ed|
|Engineering Education Today||Michael Loui||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Michael C. Loui, distinguished engineering professor and editor of the American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Journal of Engineering Education. Join Michael and Dave to learn more about the current state of engineering education and see what the future has in store.||Future of ed|
|Creativity and Innovation in Higher Education||Stu Walesh||We live in a time of great bounty in the social sciences and neurosciences in which once mysteries of the mind are being revealed in greater detail in ways that can be acted upon in both practical and educational settings. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews consultant, engineer, author, and educator Stuart G. Walesh about his new book "Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers" (Pearson Education, 2016) and its implications for engineering education and higher education more generally. Stu has worked in the private sector, is a former Dean of Engineering and faculty member (Valparaiso University), and currently heads his own consulting practice. Join Stu and Dave for a lively conversation around the teaching and practice of creativity and innovation in and around engineering and higher education.||Innovation|
|Innovation||Breakthrough Innovations||Bruce Vojak||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Bruce Vojak—co-author of 'Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms'. Join Bruce and Dave to learn more about what it means to be a 'serial innovator', examine the role higher education plays in creating and supporting these modern day pioneers, and discover how breakthrough innovation can help transform engineering education.||Innovation|
|Innovation||Paving the Innovators Way||Peter Denning||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peter J. Denning, renowned computer scientist and author of 'The Innovator's Way'. Join Peter and Dave to discover how Peter's career has influenced the practice and teaching of computer science and computational thinking, explore what it means to be an innovator, and see how these skills can be used in higher ed and in the workplace.||Innovation|
|Intedisciplinary||New Allies? What Liberal Arts & STEM Units Learn from Each Other||Paula Krebs||From the English or anthropology seminar room to the engineering laboratory, there is a sense that times have changed. With graduates facing record unemployment and outstanding debts, it’s time to critically examine long held assumptions about both liberal and professional education, and question what an educated person and academic success are in today's changing and challenging world. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Paula Krebs, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University. Paula is organizing a working group exploring "success" in the humanities and she recently authored a Chronicle of Higher Education piece on using computer science notions of failure in humanities education. Join Paula and Dave for a transdisciplinary discussion of student success and learning in the 21st century.||Interdisciplinary||***|
|Interdiscilinary||Intrinsic Motivation & Pervasive Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education||Rob Martello, Jon Stolk||In the recent past, expert professors lectured about well established knowledge to obedient students who were expected to master the things they were told. This worked well in a workplace that demanded obedience and solutions using extant knowledge and methods. Today, we need curious, courageous students who can strike out on their own, learn what to learn, how to learn, and to so for their own reasons across disciplines. Join host Dave Goldberg as he interviews Rob Martello (Olin College), and Jon Stolk (SMU) two masters of bringing interdisciplinarity, intrinsic motivation, mindset, and self-determination theory to the classroom. For a number of years Rob, a historian, and Jon, a material scientist, team taught a course together called "The Stuff of History" in which the history of the American Revolution and Paul Revere were juxtaposed with the material science and metallurgy of the early republic. Join Rob, Jon, and Dave for a boundary pushing conversation.||Interdisciplinary|
|Engineering Enhanced Liberal Education||Sheila Tobias||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Sheila Tobias, author of countless books and publications relating to the field of STEM education dating back to the 1970s, including 'Overcoming Math Anxiety', 'They're not Dumb, They're Different', 'Breaking the Science Barrier', and 'Rethinking Science as a Career'. Join Sheila and Dave to explore how the field of STEM education has shifted over the course of Sheila's career, delve into confronting STEM anxiety, and explore how applying engineering principles to liberal arts education can help shape how both disciplines are taught and learned.||Interdisciplinary|
|Interdisciplinary||How to Think Like Shakespeare||Scott Newstok||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Scott L. Newstok, professor of literature at Rhodes College and director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment. In a recent convocation address to the incoming Class of 2020, Scott used the life and work of Shakespeare to contextualize the journey today's students are about to embark on in their education. Join Scott and Dave to explore how the concepts and language of the Shakespearean age can be applied to higher education, learning, and thinking today.||Interdisciplinary||***|
|Case||Engineering a New Africa||Fred McBagonluri|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Fred McBagonluri, Dean of Engineering at Ghana's Ashesi University. Fred has held various roles in Engineering, Strategy, Marketing and Research, and has worked with several institutions in the U.S, including Princeton University, Siemens Healthcare and Becton Dickinson and Co. In 2008, Fred was awarded the Black Engineer of the Year’s Most Promising Scientist, and has over forty patents and patent applications in his name. Join Fred and Dave as they explore the role of engineering in facilitating Africa’s development and delve into what makes Ashesi's engineering program unique.
|Motivation||Intrinsic Motivation for Transformation||Geoffrey Herman|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Geoffrey Herman, Teaching Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past four years, Geoffrey has worked with the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry), which was co-founded in 2007 by our very own Dave Goldberg. Join Geoffrey and Dave as they explore Geoffrey's work on higher ed transformation, including his work in scalability and intrinsic motivation conversion of large classrooms, as well as delve into how iFoundry has transformed over the past few years.
|Shift||Language and the Pursuit of Happiness||Chalmers Brothers||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes renowned author, coach, and leadership development expert—Chalmers Brothers. Join Chalmers and Dave for a discussion of Chalmers's books, "Language and the Pursuit of Happiness" and "Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence", explore the importance of language in transforming culture, and discover how coaching can help unleash leaders in all areas of life.||Language|
|Revolutionizing Engineering Education & Its Leadership||Monica Cox||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Monica F. Cox, Inaugural Chair of the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Join Monica and Dave for a conversation that examines the role leadership plays in engineering education, the challenges of heading a new department, and how we can better work towards revolutionizing engineering education.||Leadership|
|Coaching||Inspiring Transformational Leaders||Kate Ebner|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Kate Ebner, renowned leadership coach, Founding Director of the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, and Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C. Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. Join Kate and Dave as they explore how leadership coaching can aid in educational transformation, and speak about Kate's firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College.
|Motivation||Motivation, Rewards, and Education||Edward Deci||The idea that we get more of a behavior when it is externally rewarded or reinforced is built into many organizational processes and educational institutions and is often treated as axiomatic, but studies going back to the early 1970s have firmly called this into question. Today, businesses and schools are reassessing many of their routine practices in the light of modern theories of intrinsic motivation and self-determination theory. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews one of the pioneers of modern motivation theory, Edward L. Deci. His work on motivation spans 46 years, and he is author of ten books including the 1996 text, "Why We Do What We Do." Join Ed and Dave for a lively discussion of important research results and their implications for business and education.||Motivation||***|
|A New Approach to Entrepreneurship||Lawrence Neeley|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Dr. Lawrence Neeley, Assistant Professor of Design and Entrepreneurship at Olin College. Join Lawrence and Dave to highlight the entrepreneurial approach of Olin's program, discuss how the course, Products and Markets, is structured differently than traditional entrepreneurship courses, and explore the difference between projects and experiments when educating young innovators.
|Story||Crafting Your Narratve||Jonathan Adler|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Jonathan Adler, Associate Professor of Psychology at the Olin College of Engineering, who specializes in identity development in adulthood and the relationships between identity and psychological well-being. College is a period of immense identity development for many people and as Olin’s President, Rick Miller, often says, undergraduate engineering programs need to produce people with particular mindsets, not just people who know certain content. Join Jonathan and Dave as they chat about personal identity, how it develops over time, and the importance of shaping that narrative during the formative college years.
|Case||The Importance of Mindset||Rick Miller|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Richard K. Miller, President of the Olin College of Engineering and recipient of the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate for his contributions to the reinvention of engineering education in the 21st century. Join Rick and Dave as they explore Olin's unique approach to engineering education and examine the importance of higher ed embracing the responsibility of shaping the mindset of graduates in addition to providing essential knowledge and skills.
|Motivation||Inspiring Student Motivation and Deep Learning||Zhenya Zastavker|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Yevgeniya Zastavker, associate professor of physics at Olin College. Through her work at Olin, Yevgeniya focuses on creating curricular and pedagogical structures as well as academic cultures that facilitate students' interests, motivation, and desire to persist as learners. Dr. Zastavker's work also places emphasis on the issues of women and minorities in science/engineering and developing and supporting learning environments for a diverse learner population. Join Yevgeniya and Dave as they delve into the factors which impact students' motivational attitudes, and discuss how to create a more holistic engineering ed experience.
|Learning||Programming as a Way of Thinking||Allen Downey|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Allen Downey, professor of Computer Science at Olin College. Through his work at Olin, Allen has been presented with unique opportunities to develop new curricular materials and influence engineering education: such as introducing modeling and simulation early in the curriculum and applying it throughout, and taking computational approaches to topics that are traditionally presented mathematically. Join Allen and Dave as they explore how modern programming language provides new tools for teaching, learning, exploring, and thinking, and delve into the importance of peer learning and visualization.
|Interdisciplinary||Solving Problems with Human-Centered Engineering||Alison Wood|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Alison Wood, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Olin College. Alison is a distinguished researcher in the fields of both water and sanitation, as well as sustainability solutions, using interdisciplinary approaches. Join Alison and Dave as they discuss the use of a process-based approach to teach environmental engineering, delve into science and information literacy, as well as explore transitioning from the arts to engineering, and the connections between the two areas of study.
|Change||Leading Change in Higher Education||John Kotter||Organizations are facing unprecedented calls for change, higher education included, yet leading change in established organizations is a daunting task. One of the keenest architects and practitioners of effective change leadership processes and practices is John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor emertitus and Chairman of Kotter International. In this episode, John joins show host Dave Goldberg for a lively conversation to explore how Kotter’s famous 8-step process applies to the world of higher education, and how change itself has changed as the pace of change has accelerated. The show is joined by guest commentator Joe Tranquillo, Bucknell University. Joe is an educational change agent par excellence, and together Joe and Dave explore some of the practical ramifications of these ideas in higher education transformation. Join John, Joe, and Dave for this important episode to better understand how to bring more rapid, effective change to higher education today.||Organizational change||***|
|Change||Exploring Crucial Obstacles to Change||John Kotter||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back renowned change leader, author, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School professor emertitus—Dr. John Kotter. Join John and Dave for a discussion of John's latest book “That’s Not How We Do it Here!” which explores crucial obstacles to change, particularly in higher education and education more generally, as well as delve into how strategies for change have evolved with our ever-changing times.||Organizational change|
|Story||Podcasting and Social Media as Continuing Higher Ed||Jeff Shelton||Technology has opened many doors to new kinds of educational media. Podcasts and live internet radio, such as Big Beacon Radio, are among these relatively new kinds of media, and in this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Jeff Shelton, producer and co-host of The Engineering Commons, a regular podcast on topics of interest to engineers and technologists, to explore some of the behind-the-scenes learning & experience of putting on a regular podcast. In addition, Jeff and Dave compare podcasting and live internet radio to other forms of social media such as twitter, twitter chats, blogging and the like. Join Jeff and Dave for a lively discussion of the technical and programmatic ins and outs of podcasts and a variety of social media now used in and around higher education.||Podcasting|
|Conversations in Engineering: BB Radio Meets K12 Pod||Pius Wong||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Pius Wong, host of the K12 Engineering Podcast, and school improvement consultant, Rachel Fahrig. Join Pius, Rachel, and Dave to delve into the world of K12 engineering and early STEM education, explore the importance of building communities and relationships within engineering ed, and uncover which meaningful topics are inspiring conversations throughout the world of engineering education.||Podcasting|
|Shift||The Polarity Approach to Transformation||Barry Johnson||Our world has always been full of paradoxes, opposites, and contradictions. Now, more and more, top leaders and organizations are turning their attention toward addressing paradox with the intention of creating sustainable growth and effectiveness. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Dr. Barry Johnson—owner and co-founder of Polarity Partnerships and author of “Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems". Join Barry and Dave to better understand how to leverage polarities in order to solve problems, and discover how these same practices can be used to help transform higher education.||Polarities||***|
|Change||Creating New Realities in Tough Situations||Adam Kahane||Recent events in France remind us of the large number of apparently intractable problems we face in today’s world. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Adam Kahane, Director of Reos Partners, and author of “Solving Tough Problems” and “Power and Love” to explore productive ways to promote solutions to difficult social problems. Perhaps best known for having facilitated the Mont Fleur Scenario Exercise in which a diverse group of South Africans worked together to effect the transition to democracy in the early 1990s, Adam works on dialogue-and-action around the world in a variety of troubling problem areas. Join Adam and Dave to better understand these new ways of talking, listening, scenario planning, and other process innovations that promote productive social change in difficult settings. Also, listen in to consider how these methods might be used to bring about more effective change in higher education and education more generally.||Problem solving|
|Change||The Social Labs Revolution||Zaid Hassan||In the wake of global conflict, we collectively ask, "what can be done to help solve the problems that face our world?" In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Zaid Hassan—strategist, facilitator, and author of “The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving Our Most Complex Challenges." Join Zaid and Dave to better understand how strategic responses and social labs help to bring about social change. Also, listen in to consider how these methods might be used to bring about more effective change in higher education.||Problem solving|
|Coaching||The Difficulty and Necessity of Seeking Help||Stephen Jones|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Dr. Stephen Jones—success guru, speaker and workshop presenter offering positive solutions for corporations, K12 schools and colleges. Author of the "Seven Secrets of How to Study", "The Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide" and "The Ultimate Scholarship Guide", Stephen inspires and teaches professionals and students of all ages how to successfully reach their goals and helps leaders to think critically about the futures of their companies or schools. Join Stephen and Dave as they delve into how to achieve academic success while exploring both the challenge and the necessity of getting help, as well as how to better retain undergraduate engineering students.
|Case||Transformation in Higher Education 2015 in Review||Mark Somerville, Emma Schoenfelner||Higher education continues to face many challenges. Protests have increased on campus. Costs continue to rise. Enrollments continue to decline, and substantive change continues to elude much of the academy. In this show, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Mark Somerville of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Big Beacon Radio program assistant Emma Schoenfelner to look back over 2015 in review and to consider trends, hopes, and dreams for 2016. Join Mark, Emma, and Dave for a lively year-end show.||Review|
|The Future and Transformation of Higher Education Funding||Daniel Pianko||Since the founding of the University of Bologna in 1088, non-profit universities and colleges have dominated the landscape of higher education. With the rise of for-profit universities such as the University of Phoenix, of non-traditional non-profits such as Southern New Hampshire University, and of coding schools and other certificate schools, the door has opened to other forms of higher education powered by start-up entrepreneurship and venture capital. In this episode, Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg interviews higher ed venture capitalist, Daniel Pianko. In a series of recent articles, Pianko has challenged the practice of large gifts given to traditional universities & he urges wealth creators of our times to give to or use their entrepreneurial skills to build educational institutions that can effectively disrupt the status quo. Join Daniel & Dave for this critical and creative examination of the future of funding of transformation in higher education.||School funding|
|Innovation||Transforming Curriculum to Inspire Innovation||Phil Weilerstein||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Phil Weilerstein, chief executive of VentureWell—a non-profit aimed at incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. Join Phil and Dave to learn more about the work of VentureWell, and discover how VentureWell works closely with faculty in order to enact curricular change and inspire student creativity.||School funding|
|Case||Olin College: A Whole New Kind of Engineering Education||Rick Miller||Every year hundreds of educators from around the globe make the journey to the new mecca of engineering education in Needham, MA to visit Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Find out why they go there and what they learn as host Dave Goldberg interviews Olin President and first employee Rick Miller to discuss how Olin got started, how it is different from traditional engineering programs, and how its graduates are doing. The conversation explores some of the obstacles to and opportunities for carrying Olin’s special kind of education to engineering and higher education more broadly and concludes with some thoughts on the future of Olin and higher education generally. Preview coming attractions and learn important lessons for transforming higher education in this important broadcast interview.||School specific|
|CAse||The Lassonde School and the Education of Renaissance Professionals||Janusz Kozinski, Athena Lin||After years of relative stability in higher education, a small number of engineering schools are emerging around the world to forge a new vision of what it means to be a professional. In this episode host Dave Goldberg interviews Janusz Kozinski, founding dean of one of the newest engineering schools on the planet, the Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto. Learn how Lassonde got started, about its vision for “renaissance engineers,” and the lessons learned so far. The show is also joined by guest commentator Athena Lin, chair of Students for a Whole New Education and rising junior at the University of Illinois. Athena is working to connect with students around the globe to promote transformative change. Together Athena and Dave explore some of the ramifications of initiatives like Lassonde for students. Join Janusz, Athena, and Dave for this important episode to better understand how the education of engineering and other professionals is undergoing tectonic shifts.||School specific|
|Case||Purdue Polytechnic as of Case Study in Transforming Big Public Universities||Gary Bertoline, Jeff Evans, Rich Dionne||Many of the examples of successful higher education transformation take place at small campuses started from scratch or in relatively small extant departments, units, or campuses. One important exception to the rule is Purdue University's Polytechnic in which the former College of Technology has been working for three years to become explicitly student centered, competency based, and transdisciplinary as ways to both transform the unit and to show the way to others who seek large public university transformation. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg and co-host Emma Schoenfelner interview Gary Bertoline, Dean of the Polytechnic, Jeff Evans, Director of Learning Innovation for the Polytechnic, and Rich Dionne, theatre faculty member and faculty fellow in the Polytechnic to understand and learn from this important example of transformation at a large public university. Join Gary, Jeff, Rich, Emma, and Dave for a lively and informative conversation about an important work in progress.||School specific|
|Case||David and Goliath in Brazil||Alessandro Moreira, Irineu Gianesi||Transformation of engineering education is taking place all over the world, and sometimes initiatives are particularly energetic far away from the usual suspects in North America. Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg is joined by two engineering deans from Brazil, Irineu Gianesi from Insper in Sao Paulo, a small private startup co-located with an established business program, and Alessandro Moreira from UFMG in Belo Horizonte, a large public university. Join Irineu, Alessandro, and Dave for a lively conversation on the challenges and opportunities for educational transformation in Brazil.||School specific|
|Case||Building an Inspiring Learning Environment: Lehigh's Mountaintop Experience||Alan Snyder, Sarah Stanlick, Michael Spear, Shannon Varcoe||While there is still far to go in the transformation of higher ed, there are plenty of universities that are paving the way with innovative programs and initiatives. Lehigh University's Mountaintop is one of those programs. Mountaintop was developed to be a unique learning environment in which students are given the freedom to pursue answers to open-ended questions while working on projects across all disciplines. Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg is joined by Lehigh's Alan Snyder, Sarah Stanlick, Michael Spear, as well as recent Lehigh graduate and Mountaintop participant, Shannon Varcoe. Join Alan, Sarah, Michael, Shannon and Dave for a discussion of Lehigh's groundbreaking Mountaintop initiative and the impact the program has had on students.||School specific|
|Case||A New Approach to Education: Utwente's ATLAS||Jennifer Herek, Wessel Wits, Suhaib Aslam||Although we're technically in the 21st century, most universities remain deeply rooted in the traditions and antiquated ideas of the past. But there are a few schools around the world that are bravely stepping into new territories. The University of Twente in the Netherlands is doing just that with its revolutionary ATLAS program. On this episode, Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg is joined by Dean Jennifer Herek, professor Wessel Wits, and first year ATLAS student, Suhaib Aslam. Join Jennifer, Wessel, Suhaib, and Dave for a discussion of Twente's groundbreaking ATLAS program, the impact the program has had on students, and what the rest of higher education can learn from trying something new.||School specific|
|Case||Re-imagining Engineering Education for the 21st Century: McMaster University||Art Heidebrecht, Lynn Stewart||While there is still far to go to completely transform engineering education, there are many universities around the world that are working to pave the way with innovative programs and initiatives. Canada's McMaster University is home of one of those programs. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by McMaster University's Art Heidebrecht and Lynn Stewart. Join Art, Lynn, and Dave for a discussion of McMaster's engineering program and the impact the program has had on students and faculty.||School specific|
|Case||Transforming Education Internationally: TAMUQ||Mysti Rudd, Ryan McLawhon, Rashid Al-Heidous, Taif Mohamed||In this technological age, our world has been made much smaller, even allowing for education to be achieved online from across the globe. But there is still a great value in bringing people together and creating a shared cultural experience. Texas A&M's Qatar campus is aiming to do just that, by creating an English-based, co-educational environment that offers the same courses available on the Texas campus all the way in Doha, Qatar. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by TAMUQ's Mysti Rudd and Ryan McLawhon, along with current TAMUQ students, Rashid Al-Heidous and Taif Mohamed. Join Mysti, Ryan, Rashid, Taif, and Dave for a discussion of TAMUQ's engineering program and the impact the program has had on students and faculty.||School specific|
|Case||Shaping Undergrad Engineering Ed: AE3||Laura Hahn, Matt West||Transforming education begins within institutions, through initiatives spearheaded by dedicated faculty and staff. University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign's Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) is one of those programs. AE3 works to connect faculty and students to innovative teaching and learning in the College of Engineering at Illinois. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by AE3's Laura Hahn and Matt West. Join Laura, Matt, and Dave for a discussion of Illinois undergraduate engineering and the impact AE3 has had on students and faculty.||School specific|
|Case||Reinventing Engineering Education||Vincent Manno||While there is still far to go, there are several pioneering universities around the world who have made enormous strides in the effort to transform engineering education. Olin College is one of those pioneers. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Vincent Manno, provost and Dean of Faculty at the Olin College of Engineering. Join Vincent and Dave for a discussion of Olin's approach to engineering education, examine the impact the college has had on faculty and students, and explore how the Olin Effect can be translated to work for engineering schools all over the world.||School specific|
|Case||A Holistic Approach to Engineering Education||Melanie Cornejo||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Peru's Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Provost, Melanie Cornejo. After opening its doors in 2012, UTEC and is graduating their first class this year. UTEC's mission includes the creation of local-global change leaders, learning to learn, and instilling joy and love of learning by taking a more holistic approach to engineering education. Join Melanie and Dave as they delve into the challenges and advantages of starting a new engineering school and explore UTEC's goals going forward.||School specific|
|Case||21st Century Medical Education: Penn State||Mark Stephens, Tom Laux, Jason Spicher||It's not only engineering education that's trying to adapt and create well-rounded 21st century students. Medical schools like Penn State College of Medicine's University Park Regional Campus are working to create an innovative curriculum to educate the doctors of the future. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by University Park professor Mark B. Stephens, MD, and Medical Student Design Partners—Tom Laux and Jason Spicher. Join Mark, Tom, Jason, and Dave for a discussion of University Park's program, explore the role that students have in shaping their curriculum, and discover what engineering education can learn from medical schools.||School specific||***|
|Interdisciplinary Engineering and the Importance of Leadership||John Donald||It's not only engineering education that's trying to adapt and create well-rounded 21st century students. Medical schools like Penn State College of Medicine's University Park Regional Campus are working to create an innovative curriculum to educate the doctors of the future. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by University Park professor Mark B. Stephens, MD, and Medical Student Design Partners—Tom Laux and Jason Spicher. Join Mark, Tom, Jason, and Dave for a discussion of University Park's program, explore the role that students have in shaping their curriculum, and discover what engineering education can learn from medical schools.||School specific|
|Case||Creating Project-Ready Engineers: James Madison||Kurt Paterson||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Kurt Paterson, head of the engineering department at James Madison University. Join Kurt and Dave to explore James Madison's program, discuss the importance JMU places on getting students involved in projects early in their academic career, and delve into how JMU allows students to customize their learning and projects in a focused area of interest.||School specific||***|
|Interdisciplinary||21st Century Liberal Arts||Katherine Bergeron|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Katherine Bergeron, president of Connecticut College. Since taking up the presidency in January 2014, Katherine has initiated and carried through a massive college-wide curriculum overhaul designed to update the liberal arts for the complexities of the 21st century. Join Katherine and Dave as they discuss Connecticut's Connections curriculum, how they got the curriculum off the ground, the impact on students and faculty, as well as Katherine's global vision for the liberal arts.
|Creativity||The Transformative Experience in Higher Ed||Kate Goodman|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by University of Colorado Denver professor, Katherine Goodman. In 2015, Katherine earned her PhD with her dissertation entitled: "The Transformative Experience in Engineering Education." Join Katherine and Dave as they explore transformative learning in engineering students through motivated use, expanded perception, and affective value, as well as examine how to re-engage science students through aesthetics, and delve into Katherine's work at Inworks, a UC Denver initiative aimed at creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems, while also creating life-long innovators.
|Coaching||Inspiring A Whole New Physician||Maggi Cary, Jack Penner|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Georgetown University School of Medicine professor, Dr. Margaret Cary, and Georgetown medical student, Jack Penner. Together they have built a program for medical students that pairs them with executive coaches in their undergraduate and graduate medical education to encourage medical students to become compassionate caregivers and healthcare leaders. Join Margaret, Jack, and Dave as they delve into the importance of fostering leadership and listening skills within the medical field.
|Entrepreneurially Minded Learning||Bob Harder||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Bob Harder, Dean of Engineering at George Fox University. Bob is a knowledge enterprise architect, with a long history of developing and sustaining innovative academic programs in collaboration with industry partners and community stakeholders. Join Bob and Dave as they delve into what makes George Fox's engineering program unique, discuss the role that GFU's Christian orientation plays in creating a transformative educational experience, and explore how entrepreneurially minded learning is shaping higher ed.||School specific|
|Coaching||Leadership Coaching for Mindful Living & Learning: George Mason University||Sarah Happel, Ellen Fulton, Pam Patterson||In this episode, Big Beacon Radio host (and coach) Dave Goldberg explores the topic of coaching with three fellow coaches: Sarah Happel, Ellen Fulton, and Pam Patterson of George Mason University's cutting-edge Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Join Sarah, Ellen, Pam, and Dave to explore how coaching can be used on an individual and organizational basis, learn how George Mason's well-being-focused program differs from other coaching programs, and discover the ways in which the ideas and practices of coaching can help transform higher education.||School specific, coaching|
|Shift||Transformation Toolbox 101: 2 Shift Skills for Creating Change, Noticing and Listening||Mark Somerville||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back Mark Somerville—co-author of 'A Whole New Engineer'—to explore some of the most powerful tools of transformational change: shift -don't call them soft!- skills. Join Mark and Dave to examine the role core shift skills, noticing and listening, play in creating change, and discover why these key skills really aren't 'soft' at all.||Shift skills||***|
|Shift||Change and the Importance of Shift Skills||Emma Schoenfelner||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Big Beacon Radio program assistant Emma Schoenfelner to speak about the importance of shift skills (don't call them soft) in creating change. Shift skills include: noticing, listening, questioning, speech acts, story identification, telling, and reframing, vulnerability & authenticity. Join Emma and Dave to discuss why these skills are hardly "soft", as well as how these tools can make a difference in transforming yourself and your organization.||Shift skills|
|99 Episodes and Counting: Reflections on Big Beacon Radio||Emma Schoenfelner|
In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Emma Schoenfelner—Big Beacon program coordinator and program assistant for Big Beacon Radio—to reflect on 99 episodes of Big Beacon Radio. For over two years, Dave has been having inspiring weekly conversations with academic change leaders, authors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Join Dave and Emma as they explore some of their favorite guests, episodes, and unleashing stories, and delve into the role these conversations play in creating a deeply authentic culture of trust and engagement in higher education.
|Teaching||Student Power and Light: Hidden Keys to Transforming Higher Ed||Athena Lin, Tyler Lindow||When conversations turn to reforming or transforming higher education, weighty tomes are written, groups of faculty & administrators assemble, and new plans are made and executed, often without consulting or involving a single student. In recent times, business has gotten better at listening to the "voice of the customer," and in higher ed the student is customer, product, process, and precious all rolled into one. It would seem that involving, and engaging students more in their own learning would be a more urgent priority than it has been. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg explores this situation with two student advocates for change, Athena Lin, a junior at UIUC and Tyler Lindow, a senior at UCSD. Both spent last summer at Olin College in an REU investigating engineering education, and together they bring important insights into how education is disempowering and how it can become challenging, engaging, and empowering. Join Athena, Tyler, and Dave for an important conversation.||Students|
|21st Century Graduates and the Ineffectiveness of Career Service||Bob LaBombard||Today's college graduates face incredible odds, entering the 'real world' with mountains of debt and few tools to navigate a challenging job market. Most colleges and universities provide career services to their students, but many employers claim these job-seeking grads still fall short. What can be done to better prepare and match students with suitable careers? On this episode, recent grad Emma Schoenfelner fills in for Dave and speaks with Bob LaBombard, CEO of GradStaff. Join Emma and Bob for a discussion of the challenges facing recent grads and how these students can better approach the job market.||Students|
|Teaching and Learning STEM||Richard Felder, Rebecca Brent||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, co-authors of 'Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide'. Drs. Felder and Brent regularly present workshops on effective teaching, mentoring and supporting new faculty members, and faculty development, on campuses and at conferences around the country and abroad. Join Richard, Rebecca, and Dave to explore different learning and teaching styles, discuss their careers, and speak about where STEM education is heading.||Teaching|
|Toward A Whole New Kind of Value Creation||Kyle Davy||Increased specialization and expertise have been hallmarks of both higher education and commerce for many centuries. And this game plan worked sufficiently well until information technology facilitated low-cost integration across disciplines in new ways. The resulting misalignments and disruptions are felt in corporations as much as universities, and both struggle to find new leadership, new institutional structures, and new underlying assumptions, values, and artifacts to make their way. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews management innovator Kyle Davy. In 2005, Kyle co-authored (with Susan Harris) the book "Value Redesigned: New Models for Professional Practice," in which the authors suggest that old models of value creation are too narrowly focused on economic value to the exclusion of other kinds. Join Kyle and Dave to better understand this whole new kind of value creation and its implications for educating professionals and for higher education more generally.||Value creation||***|
|Lessons from A Whole New Engineer||Mark Somerville, Catherine Whitney||When educators think about transforming higher education they almost immediately start with modifications in content, curriculum, and pedagogy, but a recent book suggests that this approach is fundamentally flawed. Join the writing team of A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, Mark Somerville (Olin College), Catherine Whitney (writer), and Dave Goldberg (BB Radio Host) for a lively conversation regarding the deep emotional and cultural changes and processes needed to change engineering education, and higher education more generally. The episode starts by looking back on the joy and difficulty of writing the book. It continues with reflections on key learning episodes and stories, and it concludes by reflecting on the “technologies of trust” necessary for transformative educational change. Join Mark, Catherine, and Dave for this important episode to better understand how higher ed transformation is fundamentally different from what it appears.||WNE|
|Educating for a Whole New World of Work||Dan Pink||The world of work has been undergoing a profound and rapid transformation in recent times. One of the keenest observers of these changes is Dan Pink, bestselling author of five books on work and workforce related subjects, and in this episode Dan joins show host Dave Goldberg for a lively conversation to explore how work has changed and what these changes mean for educating professionals and workers today and in the future. The show is joined also by guest commentator Mark Somerville, Olin College, and co-author of the book A Whole New Engineer to explore some of the practical ramifications of these ideas in engineering and higher education transformation. Join, Dan, Mark, and Dave for this important episode to better explore and fill the gaps between work and education in the 21st century.||Work||***|
|Loving Your Job in the Changing World of Work||Kerry Hannon||The democratization of information, quality practices, and entrepreneurship has brought disruptive upheaval to many of the institutions of modern life. For increasing numbers of workers, a lifetime of work with a small number of stable employers has given way to a succession of relatively short employment, freelance, or entrepreneurial engagements. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews columnist and author Kerry Hannon to talk about the challenges of finding and loving your job in a rapidly changing work landscape. Kerry is author of many books on work-related topics including the critically acclaimed “Love Your Job” published in March 2015. Join Kerry and Dave for a lively examination of ways to find meaning and happiness in your work today. Also join the conversation to consider how lessons from the new world of work may be useful in helping to transform education at all levels.||Work||***|
|The New Rules for Career Happiness||Kerry Hannon||In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back columnist and author Kerry Hannon to talk about the new rules for career happiness in our rapidly changing work landscape. Join Kerry and Dave to explore the world of work, examine how each generation approaches their careers differently, and find helpful connections between the world of work and the world of higher education.||Work|