A New Voice for Texas Tech

New academic podcast series, AcademiCast, launched Nov. 3

Written by Katie Allen

AcademiCast is aimed at telling Texas Tech's academic story.

AcademiCast is aimed at telling Texas Tech's academic story.

People with an interest in Texas Tech have several venues to learn and receive information about the university, whether they read stories online or watch videos and follow news on one of the university's social media accounts. Now, a new addition to the university's current media efforts is allowing people to also lend an ear to what's happening academically across campus.

AcademiCast, a podcast series developed by the Office of Communications and Marketing and Office of the Provost, is aimed at telling Texas Tech's academic story. The first podcast in the series was released Nov. 3, and new podcasts will be produced and released on a bi-monthly basis. The podcasts will feature stories about anything from faculty, staff, student and alumni accomplishments, to on-going research, notable books, writings and academic news. Each podcast will consist of a news segment followed by a segment hosted by Provost Bob Smith.

"I have been thrilled to work with Communications and Marketing on the creation and production of AcademiCast, a podcast series that offers insights about our academic culture that one rarely sees or hears in other works," said Smith. "It is our hope that by sharing with our academic community and external constituents the 'inside scoop,' we'll improve our common understanding of the institution we all respect and love."

Texas Tech is dedicated to achieving high-quality academic development in students and faculty and enhancing the areas of teaching, research and service. As Texas Tech works to achieve Tier One status, more multimedia communications efforts, including AcademiCast, are being developed to enhance academic collaboration and opportunities.

AcademiCast listeners can access the podcast series on the Office of the Provost website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/academicast. The website also includes related links and a full transcript for each podcast.