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Bringing the Finding Your Place College Podcast to Your Campus

November 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bringing the Finding Your Place College Podcast to Your Campus
Finding Your Place Podcast
Find and listen to episodes on SoundCloud

In 2018, Robert Jersak (Century College) and Dave Engen (Minnesota State University, Mankato) received a Minnesota State Shark Tank Open Innovation grant (log in using your to create a podcast series for mentoring and supporting first-year and first-generation college students. The podcast features six student producers sharing their insights and advice about college, and all episodes are available as an open educational resource.

This interactive session will…

  • demonstrate key features of the podcast¬†series (content and¬†accessibility)
  • identify the theoretical underpinnings of the podcast project, including¬†Difference-Education, Social¬†Capital¬†and Cultural¬†Wealth
  • offer specific assignments/activities¬†educators¬†can use with¬†student listeners
  • explore¬†additional ways¬†to use¬†the podcast¬†series¬†on your campus

We believe that this podcast series can be a powerful resource for student retention and degree completion.  We appreciate your interest and look forward to connecting with you soon.

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David Engen, Department of Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Robert Jersak, Communication Studies, Century College


November 15, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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David Engen, Robert Jersak
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