Hub Talk is a teaching and learning podcast hosted by the Center for Academic Innovation at Chemeketa Community College. Conversations touch on pedagogy, accessibility, emerging technology, and other topics relevant to teaching and learning.

HubTalk Episode 11 – Active Learning

In this episode of Hub Talk, Bill and Colin talk with Shannon Othus-Gault about her work with active learning strategies. Many times instructors are told ways of altering their teaching that should benefit student success and improve classroom equity, but these techniques are not always shared constructively. Active learning and metacognition are many times preached with […]

HubTalk Episode 10 – Interview with Dr. Jessica Howard

In this episode of Hub Talk, Colin interviews Chemeketa President, Dr. Jessica Howard. We kicked off the 2019 academic year with an interview with Dr. Howard at Fall Faculty Retreat, and now as fall term comes to a close, we ask how her first term at Chemeketa went, what goals she had coming into fall, and […]

HubTalk Episode 09 – 50/50 Writing Contest

In this episode of Hub Talk, Colin sits down with Stephanie Lenox of Chemeketa Press to talk about the 50/50 Project. In honor of Chemeketa Community College’s 50th anniversary, Chemeketa Press and the student newspaper, the Courier are seeking 50-word stories from past and present students, staff, faculty, and community members by January 15, 2020. These stories will […]

HubTalk Episode 08 – Instructor Presence, Part 2

In this two-part episode of Hub Talk, Colin and Bill interview Dr. Patrick Lowenthal, an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology department at Boise State University. Patrick’s research interests focus on instructional communication, and how people communicate using emerging technologies – with a specific focus on issues of presence, identity, and community online. In the […]

HubTalk Episode 07 – Instructor Presence, Part 1

In this two-part episode of Hub Talk, Colin and Bill interview Dr. Patrick Lowenthal, an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology department at Boise State University. Patrick’s research interests focus on instructional communication, and how people communicate using emerging technologies – with a specific focus on issues of presence, identity, and community online. In the […]

HubTalk Episode 06 – Tech Fair

As Chemeketa celebrates 50 years of providing quality education, the college looks back on the outstanding work our faculty, staff, and students have done, but also looks forward to the future. Similarly, the Center for Academic Innovation uses the annual Tech Fair as a way to celebrate how faculty have been using technology in new […]

HubTalk Episode 05 – Faculty Retreat

In this very special episode of Hub Talk, Colin and Bill record live at Faculty Retreat 2019 from the Chemeketa Eola campus. Exciting things are happening at Chemeketa this fall, including the introduction of our new president Dr. Jessica Howard, and celebrating Chemeketa’s 50th anniversary. Instead of having a keynote speaker kick off Faculty Retreat this […]

HubTalk Episode 04 – Student Forum

In early 2019, the Center for Academic Innovation hosted a forum where online students were invited to come to campus to discuss their experiences with and thoughts about online courses. A variety of online faculty members were also invited to lead the discussions on topics that ranged from course design, course interaction, student resources, and […]

HubTalk Episode 03 – ePortfolios Part 1

In this first episode of a three part series, Colin and Bill discuss ePortfolios and their uses in education. Both have used ePortfolios in classes here at Chemeketa and other institutions, and are hoping this series will inspire other faculty to consider using them as well. After a brief overview of the tool, Karie Beavert […]

HubTalk Episode 02 – Accessibility

In this episode of HubTalk, Bill and Colin chat about their experiences with digital accessibility, and discuss different ways faculty might embrace new accessible practices, from working directly with students and the office of Student Accessibility Services on accommodation requests, to incorporating new accessible design strategies in their courses. Also, in an effort to hear […]

HubTalk Episode 01 – Launch

In this, the first episode of the rebooted Hub Talk podcast, Colin and Bill introduce the new Center for Academic Innovation and some of the resources that will be available to faculty. They also give a brief look at future episodes and invite faculty to get involved in the podcast by sharing stories, resources, and […]

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