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Semester Retrospective/Class Prospective

I am sad that this class has come to an end. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about myself and how I can create a better environment for others. Taking this class has really opened up my eyes, on the topic and discussions of Diversity and Inclusion. I feel that I can take …

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Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education

Issues in Higher Education One of the biggest issues in higher education that has impacted my field on a national and global level is money and cost. The root of all evil, as some say. Money is more than the cost of the school, it is about the funding available at the school, the value …

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Contemporary Issue

Contemporary issues are the philosophies, occurrences, or feelings about a specific topic (or area/field) that is happening now in our current society. I am a Human Factors and Systems engineer, thus in my previous job I was interacting with all disciplines of engineering. One contemporary issue that is affecting engineering fields currently is how do …

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Stereotype Threat

Defining Stereotypes: The principles of social psychology define stereotypes as “the positive or negative beliefs that we hold about the characteristics of a social group. “ (Stangor, Jhangiani, & Tarry, 2011). I decided to share this definition because I found it interesting that the book tried to explain that stereotypes can be positive. To me, …

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Introductory Blog, Identities and Privilege

Hi!! My name is Alexandria Ida Rossi Alvarez. Yes, it is a mouthful. My gender pronouns are she, her, hers. Below is a picture of myself, my husband, and our little monster. I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Cognitive Engineering. My life is a little crazy. My family is from …

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