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    Why Diversity Matters: Reflections from the Engineering Dean’s Institute

    Categories: Academic,Developmental

    In my higher education experience, I found that many faculty lack an appreciation for the merits of diversity. Several faculty I interviewed while I worked on campus echoed a prevailing belief among a handful of their most vocal colleagues that diversity was the antithesis to quality.

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    Can You Learn while Multitasking?

    Categories: Academic

    When we multitask while doing our work, our learning is shallow and spotty, and we make more mistakes. Why? Because our brains can only handle one higher-order thinking activity at a time (such as studying engineering or physics).

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    Can You Really Manage Time? Tips for College Students and Others

    Categories: Academic

    Our brains cycle through periods of high and low energy called ultradian rhythms. These fluctuations last for 90 to 110 minutes (Jensen, p. 49).