Gail Jenkins was a dynamic teacher and long-time HAPS member. Gail loved teaching. Most of all, she loved to make difficult concepts in anatomy and physiology easily comprehensible to her students. To accomplish this, she employed the “Keep is simple, Sweetie” (KISS) approach. When facing a difficult concept, she’d urge her students to “KISS” it by using everyday analogies or tools to visualize and simplify the subject. Her students loved this approach.
In Gail’s honor and to keep her memory at HAPS alive, Wiley Publishing, in partnership with HAPS, has established the Gail Jenkins Teaching and Mentoring Award. This prestigious award recognizes a HAPS member who:
- Uses engaging learning activities to help students comprehend difficult concepts and,
- Is willing to mentor other instructors in this approach.
The award includes a $1000 cash award and waiver of the 2018 Annual Conference registration fee. Award recipients will present a workshop during the workshop sessions at the annual conference.
To qualify for the award, applicants must be HAPS members engaged in teaching anatomy and physiology, must provide an explanation of how engaging learning activities are incorporated into their classes, must provide an abstract of a workshop to be presented at the 2018 conference, and must provide a letter of recommendation from a colleague with direct knowledge of the applicant’s teaching and student interaction. Applicants who can demonstrate a spirit of sharing this approach and mentoring their colleagues will be given preference.
Applications can be found on the HAPS website. The application deadline is December 1st.
HAPS Grants and Scholarships Committee