2 Biomedical Sciences Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Courses During Pandemic
Drs. Amanda Haage and John Shabb have been commended on their respective courses for taking exemplary courses and implementing unique strategies for student success during the COVID-19 Pandemic environment. Dr. Haage is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Biomedical Science and Dr. Shabb is an Associate Professor with the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
The Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) describe Dr. Haage's Biomedical Sciences (BIMD) 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology course as "excellent." They praise course organization, learning objectives, high interactivity, case studies, and successful student engagement. Dr. Haage has built the course herself using Top Hat, an online distance education platform.
The TTaDA recognized the tremendous amount of work that Dr. John Shabb has put into his Biomedical Science (BIMD) 301 course. They commend Dr. Shabb's efforts to enlist the services of multiple instructional designers as well as academic technologists in building his course. He also included graduate students in course discussions. While the course has traditionally been delivered a large active learning classroom to 174 students, Dr. Shabb decided he did not want any reduction in quality or student engagement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of remote engagement technology, he has ensured high level collaborative learning can continue, while still delivering a great learning experience for students.