The New Professor is a bi-weekly podcast written and hosted by Dr. Ryan Straight, an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arizona. In it, he explores what it means to be an educator and a learner in the current changing landscape of higher education, along with various related (and sometimes not-so-related) topics.
Below you'll find the most recent 30 episodes and related posts. For the full archive, go here.
In episode 22 of The New Professor, Ryan congratulates today's graduates and tries to convince you attending Commencement is worth it in this season two finale.
In episode 21 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about daily rituals, morning routines, and Hemingway. Also, news and a newsletter.
In episode 20 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about burnout, how to prevent it, how to recover from it, and butchers the names of people on Twitter.
In episode #19 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about off-loading your knowledge, wikis, and General Ignorance.
In episode 18 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about British panel shows, terrible first drafts, and writing, writing, writing.
In episode #17 of The New Professor, Ryan looks at motivation during finals week, gamification, and leveling up your level 19 human.
In episode 16 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about his love for libraries of all sizes, what services your library can provide, and... ThunderCats.
In episode #15 of The New Professor, Ryan explores Student Governments in general and the Associated Students of the University of Arizona South in particular. What can your Student Government do for you? Have a listen and find out.
In episode #14 of The New Professor, Ryan welcomes you to season two, shares two tips for new students, and explains what's coming next.
In episode 13 of The New Professor, Ryan owns up to not following his own time management advice and does penance by highlighting one of his favorite project management systems: LiquidPlanner.
In episode 12 of The New Professor, Ryan recounts the history of how he came to use Slack his in classes, bring it to his campus as a whole, and shares some best practices for new users.
In episode #11 of The New Professor, Ryan helps you prepare for the looming start of the fall semester and has some big news for you.
In episode 10 of The New Professor, Ryan explores the different types of difficult colleagues you're likely to run across and some specific tips on how to deal with them.
In episode 9 of The New Professor, Ryan provides a basic primer for academic conferences, the minefield of faculty travel funding, and how to avoid going altogether.
In episode 8 of The New Professor, Ryan sips coffee and looks at what caffeine, alcohol, and noise do to creativity and efficiency.
In episode 7 of The New Professor, Ryan discusses the past, present, and future of one of his greatest love/hate relationships: the eBook. Also, musty candles and The Witcher.
In episode 6 of The New Professor, Ryan recalls the history and making of his favorite hobby, photography, and how it is changing the fundamental experience of our lives.
In episode 5 of The New Professor, Ryan tries to beat the heatwave and talks about just what summer means for those of us in higher education.
In episode 4 of The New Professor, Ryan addresses the pros and cons of working from home and how to make the most of it.
In episode 3 of The New Professor, Ryan talks about the pros and cons of being publicly identifiable, being anonymous, the gray area in between, and how this can benefit an online class.
In episode 2 of The New Professor we address how easily we're distracted by social media and just what we can do to fight it (now with 100% more pictures of kittens).
In episode 1 of The New Professor, Ryan takes on best practices for privacy and security for all TNPs out there. Also, how to deal with University policies that might impact your user experience.