Feb 1, 2022
As anatomy and physiology faculty, we put a lot of effort into developing strategies for learning the core concepts of human biology. It's easy to forget to build in some inclusive strategies that help all students grow and succeed. In this first of two episode, host Kevin Patton begins a list of simple and effective ways to make our A&P course more inclusive.
00:00 | Introduction
00:46 | The Inclusive Course
04:45 | 1. Reflect Diversity
12:21 | 2. Accessible Resources
21:06 | Sponsored by AAA
21:52 | 3. Inclusive Syllabus
26:03 | 4. Use Inclusive Language
30:25 | Sponsored by HAPI
31:30 | 5. Gender Pronouns
34:09 | 6. Use Preferred Names
40:47 | Sponsored by HAPS
41:40 | 7. Small Group Introductions
46:26 | Staying Connected
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Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies. (Desmond Tutu)
This episode—and the next one—discuss a large basket of practical ways we can make our anatomy and physiology course more inclusive.
★ Association of College & University Eductators (ACUE) toolkit (various resources for the inclusive course) AandP.info/inclusive-teaching-6be1c1
★ ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION (report on benefits of making courses inclusive) AandP.info/8879cb
Think about how we can reflect diversity in our society and in our world.
★ ACUE toolkit #1 (resources related to this tip) AandP.info/inclusive-teaching-da7061
★ Mind The Gap: Black and Brown Skin (example from the TAPP Finding Media page) AandP.info/mind-gap-b1b44b
Are our resources accessible to all students—and not just those students in our course right now?
★ ACUE toolkit #2 (resources related to this tip) AandP.info/inclusive-teaching-cf24ea
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Are there opportunities in our syllabus to be more inclusive?
★ ACUE toolkit #3 (resources related to this tip) https://aandp.info/inclusive-teaching-4e7522
★ The Syllabus Special | TAPP 75 (includes discussion of Test Zero)
★ Diversity Statement On a Syllabus (one of many how-to articles available to help you) AandP.info/diversity-statement-ee204a
★ Kevin's syllabus (my Pre-A&P syllabus has a number of features that promote inclusion; did I miss something? If so, let me know!) lionden.com/fis.htm
★ Kevin's pronoun page (every time I use (he/him), including my syllabus, I link it to this page) lionden.com/pronouns.htm
Our language is evolving to be more inclusive—both in science and in society at large. Keeping up with and using inclusive language makes our course more inclusive.
★ ACUE toolkit #4 (resources related to this tip) AandPaandp.info/inclusive-teaching-99dda9
★ Doing the Work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (my essay on inclusion in textbboks) AandP.info/935b73
The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program at Northeast College of Health Sciences. Check it out!
Using our preferred gender pronouns invites students to be their authentic selves in our course.
★ ACUE toolkit #5 (resources related to this tip) https://aandp.info/inclusive-teaching-040d88
★ More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41 (episode where I discuss preferred pronouns)
★ Kevin's pronoun page (every time I use (he/him) I link it to this page) lionden.com/pronouns.htm
Using a student's preferred name—not necessarily the one on the roster and not necessarily the version we can pronounce more easily—values a student's personal identity and therefore improves inclusion in our course. Preferred pronunciation of their name is important, too.
★ ACUE toolkit #6 (resources related to this tip) AandP.info/inclusive-teaching-e8c082
★ More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41 (episode where I discuss using personal names)
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Starting the course with opportunities for students to introduce themselves in small groups can jumpstart the building of an inclusive course culture.
★ ACUE toolkit #7 (resources related to this tip) https://aandp.info/inclusive-teaching-e08b9e
★ The Syllabus Special | TAPP 75 (where I describe my first-day, small-group introduction activity)
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