Final common book qep presentation jlfPresentation Transcript
+ COMMON BOOK AY 2011-2012 “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
+ MVC’s QEP include broad based involvement be tied to student learning address a college need be sustainable, and include a plan for assessment To meet the expectations of our accrediting agency, the Commission on Colleges - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the QEP must:
2008 -20009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2007-2008 2011 -2012 MVC’s Common Book Project Satisfies those criteria.
Writingthrough the Common Book + Presenters: Prof. Nathan Cole and Dr. Janice Franklin
“How mightI usethis book in my course(s)?”
“I barely have time to cover the required material. I do not see how this fits in with my course(s).”
“Will I need to write more Student Learning Outcomesfor this? I don’t have time.”
“Writing is not one of the competencies for my course.”
+ question: How might I use this book in my course(s)? 8/17/2011
STEP1: Read the book +
Who was Henrietta Lacks? Henrietta Lacks - CBS Sunday Morning + CBS Sunday Morning Interview with Rebecca Skloot
STEP2: If not the book in its entirety, identify sections that you can assign for reading by your students. +
Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he or she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in culturally and ethnically diversified world; Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society; Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness; Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives; Develop personal values for ethical behavior; Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments; Use logical reasoning in problem solving and Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines. Review the Perspectives in the CORE STEP3: + Which of these perspectives attaches to your course? What sections of the text can be useful toward incorporating one of these perspectives? 8/17/2011
+ example: Use logical reasoning in problem solving 8/17/2011
Examples of Programming Around this Text + Colleges/Universities
Michael Hester, M.D., Medical Ethicist + University of Arkansas Medical Ethics “history of ethics in research and the difficult ethical issues in this year’s One Book selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
POSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT +
#1: Craft a 2-PAGE RESPONSE PAPER that contrasts the hospital’s position (PERSPECTIVE) with that of the Lack’s family.
#2: Create a DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENT around this topic-
What are the ethical issues embedded in this story? 8/17/2011
The photographs are part of the Biomedical Collection of London’s Wellcome Trust. In chapter 29 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot describes a gift sent by Johns Hopkins cancer researcher ChristophLengauer to the children of Henrietta Lacks, a fourteen-by-twenty inch print of Henrietta’s chromosomes. Lengauer developed the technique known as fluoresence in situ hybridization, or FISH, which involves applying dyes to chromosomes and exposing them to ultraviolet light. When chromosomes fluoresce under such light, researchers may discover important DNA trait information. Fluorescent HeLa cells, while cancerous, are often strikingly beautiful. Skloot describes Lengauer’s photograph as resembling “a night sky filled with multicolored fireflies glowing red, blue, yellow, green, purple, and turquoise.” + Human cell in early cytokinesis: Matthew Daniels, Wellcome Collection
Henrietta’s Immortal Cells + These HeLa cells were stained with special dyes that highlight specific parts of each cell. The DNA in the nucleus is yellow, the actin filaments are light blue and the mitochondria—the cell's power generators—are pink. Palomar.edu
+ Whose Body Is It Anyway? New Short Plays by Arkansas Playwrights One Book, One Community and Bob Ford, visiting instructor in the University of Arkansas Drama Department, present Whose Body Is It Anyway? New Short Plays by Arkansas Playwrights, 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16. The Fayetteville Public Library hosts the event featuring five 10-minute plays inspired by The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
POSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT +
#3: Several visual artists have elected to incorporate human cancer cells into their work. IDENTIFY, RESEARCH, and PREPARE a short written profile on one such artist.
#4: This text is being translated into a film this fall. Prepare a SHORT ESSAY on the considerations involved in this process. What changes might occur during the process of moving this story into the film realm?
POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS ACROSS DISCIPLINES + MVC Academic Divisions
Science, Nursing, Arts/Humanities and Physical Education +
--cultural divide, “cross the tracks”, passing for Puerto Rican, experimentation on less fortunate, Tuskegee, Nazis, Hela, community revitalization
Remember….. Through the use of the Common Book as the vehicle for writing across curriculum, we will have Included broad based involvement Tied the text to student learning Addressed the need of the college toward satisfaction of the QEP requirement, Incorporated a vehicle that has proven sustainability, and Selected a project that offers a variety of opportunities for assessment and evaluation.
Text Selected as Common Reading at other Institutions of Higher Education