Entries by Andrea Rehn

Is Whittier Scholars the path for you?

This week first year students at Whittier College are learning about the Whittier Scholars Program. An alternative to the liberal education program, Scholars allows admitted students to design their own requirements for graduation from college. Here ar...

Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology Learning Community

Whittier College’s newest Learning Community, Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology (NNLC), has formed with faculty from the departments of Psychological Sciences, Child Development, and Kinesiology. The NNLC’s goal is to research technology that supports academic success among neurodiverse learners and to aid the reduction of stigmas associated with neurological differences. Learners with neurological obstacles such as dyslexia, …

#AACU 2018 Slides

Here are the slides that Bill Kronholm, Associate Professor of Mathematics and “Master of Domains” (@frivolousaxiom), Ty Lopez, Whittier Scholars Senior, and I presented today at #aacu 2018.

DigLibArts 2020: “Only Connect”

Ubiquitous technology challenges us to ponder and practice the values that motivate us as individuals and unite us as a community. Digital technology can isolate us. With headphones in place, screens held up to our eyes, and thoughts far away from the present moment, we can ignore the person sitting next to us. Focused on recording a …

DigLibArts 2020: Digital well-being for the liberal arts

What is digital well-being, and how does it relate to the liberal arts? Digital well-being can be defined as the ability to define and develop a nurturing personal and/or community cyberinfrastructure.  This goal articulates one facet of Whittier’s mission to “prepare students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society” by empowering individuals …