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The Syllabus Special | TAPP 75

 

The syllabus is an important instructional tool that sets the tone and provides guidance for the entire course. Host Kevin Patton discusses various aspects of a course syllabus in a comprehensive, extended episode featuring classic and fresh segments.

  • 0:00:49 | The Syllabus Special
  • 0:03:32 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 0:04:22 | Weird Word: Syllabus
  • 0:06:41 | Do Students Read the Syllabus?
  • 0:13:23 | Reading & Raiding the Syllabus
  • 0:27:32 | First-Day Activities
  • 0:45:32 | Basic Elements of a Syllabus
  • 0:58:40 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 0:59:33 | More Things to Put in a Syllabus
  • 1:10:59 | Link to Other Resources
  • 1:18:58 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 1:19:40 | Professionalism as a Course Goal
  • 1:22:41 | Syllabus Warnings
  • 1:38:03 | Nuzzel Newsletter
  • 1:39:07 | Safety Advice
  • 1:59:35 | Pronouns
  • 2:02:22 | Long-Long Syllabus
  • 2:07:32 | Staying Connected

 


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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. (John Dewey)

 

Weird Word: Syllabus

2.5 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that first appeared in Understanding How We Learn, A Chat with Yana Weinstein & Megan Sumeracki | Episode 27.

Which is correct: syllabuses or syllabi? The answer may surprise you! Nevertheless, now's a good time to think about tweaking your course documents for the fall semester.

letters

 

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Do Students Read the Syllabus?

6.5 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

Do students read the syllabus? Maybe half? It's the other half who drive us nuts. Wait! do we always read the directions before asking questions?

What is a syllabus? It can be different things, right? Why do administrators seem to love the syllabus so much?

 

Reading & Raiding the Syllabus

14 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

Some general considerations when designing a syllabus include make sure that students can both read the syllabus through, and raid the syllabus for key information when they need it. The key is simplicity and logic in syllabus design.

 

First-Day Activities

18 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

Is it just "here's the syllabus; see ya next class"—or is it an engaged look at important syllabus elements? The first day of class is key to starting things off on a good foot. What I learned from Krista, Michael, and Richard—and my own sideways twist on those first steps. What about a syllabus quiz? Is that a good or bad idea?

lecture hall

 

Basic Elements of a Syllabus

13 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

What exactly goes into a syllabus? Who decides? What are the essentials? This isn't comprehensive, but it gets us started.

who needs a syllabus?

 

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More Things to Put in a Syllabus

11.5 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

Frank O'Neill recommends video walk-throughs, which have the added benefit of letting students know that you really do care about them. Consider also a table contents, abstract/summary, and/or index if the syllabus is long. How about a disclaimer, some playful tidbits, and links to external resources. And make sure your supervisors know what's in your syllabus!

 

Link to Other Resources

8 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first aired in The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24.

Consider putting hyperlinks or URLs in the syllabus to take students to other resources. Consider linking to a FAQ page, wher you explain your rationals for doing things the way that you do them in your course.

 

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Professionalism as a Course Goal

3 minutes

This segment is adapted from the featured segment in Communication, Clarity, & Medical Errors | Episode 55.

Sometimes a student frets about the A&P course being "not a spelling course" or "not an English course" — but professional communication is an essential skill for health professionals. Why not add this statement to our syllabus and/or other course documents?

Here's an example of an item from my syllabus learning outcomes and objectives from my Pre-A&P course related to professionalism:

  • work independently in a self-paced online science course
    • succeed in taking online tests and exams
    • communicate in professional scientific language, including correct spelling and usage of terminology
    • exhibit ethical professional behavior, including academic integrity

Useful links:

class

 

Syllabus Warnings

15.5 minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first published in Warnings & Safety Tips in the A&P Syllabus | Episode 57.

Kevin usually has a Warnings! page in his syllabus or other course documents. It contains three warnings about, and rationale explaining, some important things a student should know before continuing in the A&P course. There is shouting involved.

working together

 

Nuzzel Newsletter

1 minute

In the Nuzzel Newsletter for The A&P Professor, host Kevin Patton selects daily headlines that may be of interest to anatomy and/or physiology faculty. This Nuzzel newsletter is published five days a week (more or less).

To check out the archives of past Nuzzels, or to subscribe, go to: nuzzel.com/theAPprofessor

Nuzzel newsletter

 

Safety Advice

20.5  minutes

This segment is adapted from a segment that was first published in Warnings & Safety Tips in the A&P Syllabus | Episode 57.

We're held responsible (at least in part) for the safety of everyone in our classroom. How best to prepare for and facilitate safety?

fire extinguisher inside

 

Personal Pronouns

2.5 minutes

Introducing our own preferred gender pronouns opens the door for including the personal pronoun preference of student (should that be important to them) and can help connect with our students in ways that improve the learning environment.

 

Long-Long Syllabus

5 minutes

A syllabus could become massive. As with the massiveness of an elephant, the large size may be "just right." But maybe not. There are ways to reduce the size of a syllabus without losing any important content. And there ways to make a large syllabus easier to read and easier to raid. This segment revisits some ideas brought up in earlier parts of this episode.

 


 

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Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching | Resilience | TAPP 74

 

Host Kevin Patton uses the analogy of circus animals adapting to new or misplaced props to help him prepare to move courses back to campus. A lesson on resilience is just what we need right now. Book Club: Southwick & Charney's Resilience book.
  • 00:54 | Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching
  • 21:51 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 22:41 | Resilience
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  • 35:02 | Staying Connected
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More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. (Steven M. Southwick & Dennis S. Charney)

Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching

21 minutes
Kevin uses his experience as a wild animal trainer in introducing sea lions, lions, and tigers to new furniture, props, and behavior as an analogy for how to get used to the new "pandemic teaching" environment as we return to campus. And, perhaps more importantly, how to get our students comfortable in the changed campus environment.
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Resilience

8 minutes
Resilience is something on our minds these days, right? Kevin discusses and article outlining research in what helps us build resilience—and how we can help our students build resilience.
  • What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others (newspaper article) my-ap.us/2COBkIt
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Book Club

2 minutes
  • Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges
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Zoom Fatigue and Other Symptoms of Pandemic Teaching | TAPP 73

 

What causes Zoom fatigue and how can we prevent it? Host Kevin Patton tackles that as well as another nasty effect of pandemic teaching: stress cardiomyopathy. Plus updates in sensory physiology, the value of keeping skill lists, and the Book Club recommends Chris Jarmey's Concise Book of Muscles.

  • 00:40 | Updating Our Skill Lists
  • 01:59 | Updates in Sensory Physiology
  • 07:30 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 08:05 | Book Club: The Concise Book of Muscles
  • 12:05 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 14:26 | Zoom Fatigue
  • 29:11 | Sponsored by HAPS
  • 30:06 | Pandemic Heart: Stress Cardiomyopathy
  • 39:48 | Staying Connected

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The heart was made to be broken. (Oscar Wilde)

 

Updating Our Skill Lists

1.5 minutes

Anatomy professor Amanda Meyer reminded us on Twitter that pandemic teaching has given us a lot of new skills that we should be adding to our skill list in our curriculum vitae (CV).

Skill list

 

Updates in Sensory Physiology

5.5 minutes

A few content updates to spice up our teaching.

  • Is "water" a primary taste in mammals?
    • Scientists discover a sixth sense on the tongue—for water (summary of research) my-ap.us/2Zn5uuI
    • The cellular mechanism for water detection in the mammalian taste system (research paper) my-ap.us/3etufcO
  • Do we need cold receptors to feel warmth?
  • Can you hear  your tensor tympani?
    • Some People Can Make a Roaring Sound in Their Ears Just by Tensing a Muscle (brief news article) my-ap.us/38Ur7pu
    • Voluntary contraction of the tensor tympani muscle and its audiometric effects (case study) my-ap.us/2CAGxmk

tensor tympani muscle

 

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Book Club

4 minutes

  • The Concise Book of Muscles
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The Concise Book of Muscles

 

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Zoom Fatigue

15 minutes

Zoom meetings, webinars, classes, etc., make me tired just thinking about them. I think this is part of Zoom fatigue, that exhaustion we feel from participating in video meetings. Here's a discussion of what Zoom fatigue is and how to combat it. I'm thinking of hosting a virtual telethon to support finding a cure. You in?

  • How to Combat Zoom Fatigue (article talked about in this segment) my-ap.us/3fx0V6O
  • Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video calls are so draining (brief article) my-ap.us/3fs8USo
  • 'Zoom fatigue,' explained by researchers (brief article) my-ap.us/2AZfv83
  • ‘ZOOM FATIGUE’ IS REAL. HERE’S WHY YOU’RE FEELING IT, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. (brief article) my-ap.us/38XnCyq

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Pandemic Heart

10 minutes

I'm calling it pandemic heart but experts call it stress cardiomyopathy.  It's also called broken heart syndrome and several other names. One of which involves fishing for octopuses. Whatever you call it, it's incidence has more than doubled due to the pandemic.

  • Word Dissection
    • stress cardiomyopathy
    • takotsubo cardiomyopathy
    • apical ballooning syndrome
  • Clarification: The ballooning characteristic of stress cardiomyopathy is often more pronounced in the apical region of the left ventricle. 
  • Incidence of Stress Cardiomyopathy During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic (research article) my-ap.us/3emx0g1
  • Researchers find rise in broken heart syndrome during COVID-19 pandemic (news summary of the research) my-ap.us/2ZmkKb7
  • Stress Cardiomyopathy Symptoms and Diagnosis (disease summary from Johns Hopkins) my-ap.us/2CtjE4x
  • Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (disease summary that include a lot of great still and video images of this condition) my-ap.us/3ekWL09
  • Ancient catching octopus trap. (video showing one method for using takotsubo to catch octopuses) youtu.be/ac9XSKjabjI
  • Diagram of stress cardiomyopathy (A) compared to a normal ventricle (B) by J. Heuser my-ap.us/303stda

scheme of stress cardiomyopathy

 

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Even More Pandemic Teaching Tips | TAPP 72

 

After acknowledging racism as that other major pandemic we must fight, host Kevin Patton carries on with even more practical tips for teaching remotely—and for taking with us back to campus. Included are tips for creating and using a home office, even when there is no room, and advice on using our office space as a media studio. Plus a brief apology.
  • 00:59 | Pandemic Teaching. Still. And Again.
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  • 07:43 | Faculty Office in a Box
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  • 15:36 | The Media-Friendly Faculty Office
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  • 34:46 | An Apology
  • 35:01 | Staying Connected
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The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward. (Ijeoma Oluo)

Pandemic Teaching. Still. And Again.

6 minutes
Things happen. And we should be prepared for further shifts and sudden switches as we move through the summer sessions and into fall. As we deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also fight the effects of that other pandemic: racism.
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Faculty Office in a Box

7 minutes
Don't have an office space to use at home? Got you covered!
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The Media-Friendly Faculty Office

18 minutes
Audio and video tips for remote teaching—but which are useful for on-campus teaching, too.
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An Apology

1 minute
I ask forgiveness for using the term "Spanish flu," which is considered by many to be an insult to Spanish people. I used this term in Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63
  • Spain hated being linked to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic. (Newspaper article) my-ap.us/2CQknwV
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Faculty Mindsets & Minority Student Achievement Gaps | Journal Club with Krista Rompolski | TAPP 71

 

Our second Journal Club episode pops in sooner than expected with a mind-blowing study that shows that when faculty believe that student ability is fixed (not flexible), under-represented minority students do not perform as well as in STEM courses taught by faculty with a growth mindset. Journal Club director Krista Rompolski joins Kevin for an important discussion.

  • 01:00 | Pandemic Teaching Book (please share!)
  • 02:12 | TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolski
  • 05:18 | Sponsored by AAA
  • 05:43 | Fixed & Growth Mindsets
  • 19:33 | Sponsored by HAPI
  • 20:38 | Applying Mindsets to Teaching
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  • 31:57 | Book Club: Mindset
  • 35:05 | Staying Connected

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The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives. (Carol S. Dweck)

 

Pandemic Teaching

1 minute

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  • Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty

 

Journal Club with Krista Rompolski

3 minutes

  • Krista Rompolski joins us for a second (and sooner-than-expected) segment of:
    The A&P Professor Journal Club
  • STEM faculty who believe ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and inspire less student motivation in their classes (TAPP Journal Club article from Science Advances) my-ap.us/3cNPO7l

Cover of Science Advances journal Feb 2020

 

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Fixed & Growth Mindsets

14 minutes

Kevin and Krista discuss their takes on the article. This wide ranging discussion visits many issues related to how a fixed mindset in faculty can adversely impact the learning of under-represented minority students when compared to a growth mindset—even  when considering factors such as experience, age, gender, color, and other faculty characteristics.

fixed mindset, growth mindset

 

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Applying Mindsets to Teaching

11 minutes

How can we use the information from the discussed article to inform our teaching and our lives? What steps can we take next?

Some additional links for consideration/discussion:

  • 27 Mistakes White Teachers of Black Students Make and How to Fix Them (blog post) my-ap.us/3dQbEYT
  • "I Don't See Color" Then you don't see me. (online article) my-ap.us/2MH2Dpl
  • A simple exercise on belonging helps black college students years later (article) my-ap.us/2Ur2zyf
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