VTPP Education Chronicles is an opportunity to share specific ideas and information regarding higher education.  VTPP continued excellence in education is a major departmental strength and the information is provided to support all educational pursuits.

For the latest in online learning resources, please visit the TAMU keep teaching page at https://keepteaching.tamu.edu/


Creativity in the Classroom. The provost recently shared information regarding the way TAMU faculty have been creative in teaching courses, particularly those who have adapted so well to teaching face-to-face with a remote audience. If you or a colleague have a creative tip to share, please send to [email protected] with the subject line TEACHING TIP so these experiences can be on the Keep Teaching website indicated above.

VTPP classes. BIMS125 (Animals in Society) is a new class in the Aggie ACHIEVE program at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Herman has put together a great program, with amazing support from

our VTPP Phys lab staff (Mandy and Lisa). This month, Dr. Kim Stewart visited presenting about search and rescue canines. In addition to the search and rescue dogs, there has also been demonstrations by K9 bomb detection dogs (Tyson and Jackie), with their handlers Officer Crenshaw and Officer Browning from TAMU police. I encourage everyone to make the effort to attend, Monday, 2:30 in VICI309. Here is to another great semester for all of our students. For more information regarding the Aggie ACHIEVE program I encourage you to go to: https://aggieachieve.tamu.edu/

VTPP434 (Physiology for Bioengineers) has been delivered this semester in the new Innovative Learning Classroom Building (ILCB). The class is required in BMEN, with course director Dr. Jay Ramadoss working hard to familiarize students with the principles of physiology was featured this week in CVMBS News. Please enjoy the article at the link below https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/for-deans-corner/cvmbs-professor-teaches-in-new-innovative-learning-classroom-building/

Tests are administered in a tent located in Lot 27 adjacent to the Beutel Health Center. Test results will be available within 2-3 days from the time the test is taken. Negative test results will be provided directly to the individual via email. Positive test results will be reported to state and county health offices and the Texas A&M Investigation and Operations Center will contact you directly to provide additional guidance.

Updates are available on the central COVID-19 page at https://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/

Texas A&M University Office for Diversity: Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series. The Texas A&M Office for Diversity announces its Fall 2020 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series. The series will be held in a virtual format. The series is designed to engage the campus community in dialogue around topics and issues related to diversity, campus climate, equity, and inclusion. For more information and register please got to https://vetmed.tamu.edu/diversity/enhancing-diversity-seminar-series/

Please let me know of any successes, updates and/or issues with the on-line delivery of any of your classes