Residential College Podcast Audio/Video History Project – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Residential College Podcast Audio/Video History Project

Rellian deGraaf


Pronouns: He / Him

Research Mentor(s): Robby Griswold, Communications and Outreach Specialist
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Residential College, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 5 (3pm-3:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 1
Presenter: 4

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I am working as the assistant producer of the Residential College (RC) Podcast. I assist in interviewing people – collecting qualitative research – and editing the audio. I also produced a video that highlighted the experience of RC students (mostly first-years) during Covid and showed my visual research of the spaces in which this new kind of college experience takes place. I led the production of the podcast episode focused on the experience of queer individuals at U of M and in the RC. In general, we work to make podcasts about either current events or the history of the RC. These podcast episodes provide students with more information and a variety of perspectives. This is designed to provide listeners with new ways of understanding the events that they have experienced and a better understanding of how these events affected individuals in different ways. The production of each podcast begins with identifying what information would be valuable to the community as a whole and identifying people who have first-hand experience or are experts. We collect qualitative research by interviewing a wide variety of people, from staff to students to teachers. We record narration to connect the pieces and edit the audio for brevity and clarity. After a review process, we publish the episode online. My main conclusion from doing the research involved in these podcasts is that the RC has a rich history and a wealth of information to share with a genuinely interested audience.

Authors: Robby Griswold, Rellian deGraaf
Research Method: Qualitative Study
RC Podcast Season 3 Episodes:—-the-rc-podcast-.html


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