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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: Working Efficiently Versus Working Well

"Job well done." What does that mean, exactly? That someone got a lot accomplished or that someone did a few things very well? Multitasking is often praised as a valuable skill, but what are we sacrificing for speed? In this episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burgerwork their way through a discussion on quantity and quality when it comes to getting stuff done.

Not many people are encouraged to "strive for less," but Ed and Jennifer explore if less can actually be better when it comes to getting tasks done. Click here for their discussion as well as the newest puzzler. It's a bit tricky; no multitasking while you try to solve it!

This episode was recorded on Feb. 16, 2017.

For all of the Higher Ed episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here!

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on X @jenstayton.