Reinventing U

Reinventing U: A Podcast of the Reinvention Collaborative, hosted by RC Executive Director Steve Dandaneau and Assistant Director Liz Mauk, presents cutting-edge perspectives on higher education from leading experts. Reinventing U is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Extended versions of each episode are available to Reinvention Collaborative members in the Members-Only section of this site. Thanks to Jason Joyce for theme music.

Episode 4: UVP Interview: Michael Dennin: In episode 4, we talk with Dr. Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Irvine, a long-time member of the RC's UVP network and a professor of physics and astronomy. The UVP network connects University Vice Provosts/Vice Presidents of Undergraduate Education at research universities, as they are strategically situated leaders who drive university-wide innovation.

Episode 3: Changing the Culture of Busy-ness with DeAngela Burns-Wallace: In this episode, we interview Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas about changing the culture of busy-ness and meetings that many university administrators face. Topics include managing email, maintaining schedules that allow administrators to be effective change agents, and how to help students cope with information overload and over-scheduling. 


Episode 2: The Science of Learning with Anne Cleary, Professor of Psychology: In this episode, we interview Dr. Anne Cleary, Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and co-author of A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning. Topics include effective learning techniques, dispelling myths about learning, and helping students manage cognitive load. 


Episode 1: Advising with Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of NACADA: In this episode, we interview Dr. Charlie Nutt, Executive Director of NACADA. Topics include the roles of advisors and administrators in student success, changing campus culture to embrace collaboration, and addressing achievement and equity gaps. 


Episode 0: Welcome to Reinventing U: This is an intro to Reinventing U: A Podcast of the Reinvention Collaborative, hosted by Steve Dandaneau, Executive Director, and Liz Mauk, Assistant Director. The RC is a national consortium of research universities dedicated to strengthening undergraduate education. Visit for more information.