Beth Baunoch F’21 Community College Podcasting Project Featured in Inside Higher Ed
Published: November 17, 2021
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow Beth Baunoch F’21 and her project creating an inclusive podcasting network are featured in a November 15, 2021 Inside Higher Ed article highlighting her students’ podcast Good School.
Baunoch, an assistant professor of communication and media studies at Community College of Baltimore County, created a virtual podcast production house with funding from her Mellon/ACLS fellowship in fall 2020 to offer students training and access to produce podcasts. The Good School podcast “seeks to undercut the stigma of attending a community college while answering the larger question of what it means for a college to be considered a ‘good school.’”
“Community college is a starting point for students who have full lives and who are busy people and don’t necessarily have the time to dedicate to being on campus and involved in all the extracurriculars…the opportunity to produce a story like this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”
Community colleges are a vital component of the higher education ecosystem and of the academic humanities in particular. Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions.
As part of its continued commitment to inclusive excellence, ACLS has been working for the past year to expand and diversify its Associate Membership institutions to better reflect the rich tapestry of learners represented in the United States.