Season 2 Episode 7

Episode 7: A Humanistic Enterprise

In this episode, A Humanistic Enterprise, Anne and Steve are joined by Jim McCartin, Associate Professor of Theology and Ignatian Faculty Fellow at Fordham University who shares his thoughts about what teaching is and could be as we look ahead to the challenges and changes of the next academic year.

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Ignatian Faculty Development

The future of Jesuit higher education at Fordham depends upon faculty, drawn from diverse backgrounds, who are responsible for ensuring that Fordham’s mission and the Ignatian values underlying that mission animate faculty research, teaching, mentoring, and service.

Season 2 Episode 6

Episode 6: Figs and Kindness

In this episode, Figs and Kindness, we discuss two poems as a way into thinking about what we want to leave behind and what we want to keep from the past year as we move forward.

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Show Notes

In this episode we discuss To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian by Ross Gay and Kindess by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Read the poem, To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian by Ross Gay.

Read Kindess by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Season 2 Episode 4

Episode 4: More Human

In this episode, More Human, we talk with Carey Kasten, Associate Professor of Spanish at Fordham University who shares her experiences teaching and parenting during the past pandemic year.

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Academic Caregivers on Organizational and Community Resilience in Academia (Fuck Individual Resilience)

The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?

Season 2 Episode 3

In this episode, Ungrading, Anne and Steve discuss Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) edited by Susan Blum.

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From Google Books:

The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading, fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in it for decades. Some are in humanities and social sciences, some in STEM fields. Some are in higher education, but some are the K-12 pioneers who led the way. Based on rigorous and replicated research, this is the first book to show why and how faculty who wish to focus on learning, rather than sorting or judging, might proceed. It includes honest reflection on what makes ungrading challenging, and testimonials about what makes it transformative.

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Episode 25

Episode 25: From a Performative to a Collaborative Mode

In this episode, From a Performative to a Collaborative mode, Anne and Steve are joined by Rufus Burnett, Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham University, who shares his thoughts about theology, teaching and the Blues.

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Show Notes

On Keri Day

Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives
In her own words (from about 34:00 to 56:00)


On Bessie Smith and other Blues Themes Books: Daphne Duval Harrison, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s

Rufus Burnett, Decolonizing Revelation: A Spatial Reading of the Blues

Preaching the Blues -by Bessie Smith

Prove it on Me Blues – by Ma Rainey

Episode 24

In this episode, Working for Change Anne and Steve are joined by Diontay Santiago, from Fordham University’s class of 2021. He is the current president of the Black Student Alliance, Asili and a Student Fellow in the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer at Fordham University. He shares his thoughts about his commitment to greater diversity, equity and inclusion.

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