ANAT 803/ANAT 813 Instructional Development I/ Instructional Development II
Instructional Development is an elective or selective to assist students with the development of their teaching skills and topic proficiency by providing teaching opportunities in the core anatomical science courses (Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy, Embryology, Histology and Cell Biology, or Neuroanatomy). This course is designed to provide students with practical teaching experience as a teaching assistant. They must either pass the course that they wish to teach with a minimum passing grade of B, or they must have permission from the course director to waive this prerequisite. As graduate teaching assistants, they will be required to attend and teach in the relevant labs, in addition to the preparation and delivery of two lectures throughout the term to faculty and, upon approval of faculty, to students of the course.
This practical experience is a crucial part of any educator’s training. Students are eligible to take this course twice.
The first is Instructional Development I (ANAT 803) and the second is Instructional Development II (ANAT 813). Students cannot apply these to the same core subject. If they elect to take both courses, they must select two of the four core anatomy courses (Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy, Embryology, Histology and Cell Biology, or Neuroanatomy). Letter grades will be based on the course director’s evaluation and the delivered lectures to colleagues and other course instructors, as well as to students of the course. The subjective evaluation of attendance and work effort in relevant labs, as well as the quality of oral presentations will be considered as a component of the grade. It is intended that students will be formally evaluated at the end of the term by the students of the course, but it is up to the course director as to whether or not to use this feedback in their evaluation.