Anonymous Survey Results
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What was your favorite chapter/topic in the course?
- Brodmann’s areas, the cranial nerves
- Memory and Strokes
- The module that was my personal favorite is was the module on the telencephalon. Learning the Brodmann's areas was very fun for me. I colored that brain so many times.
- I actually really enjoyed getting to know the Brodmann's areas, Cranial nerves, the big boy, etc. I thought these as well as the last 3 sections of the course were the best!
- Just learning about the cranial nerves was really cool, but all of the clinical applications were very interesting. I found learning about polio, OCD, and different eye problems especially neat!
- Limbic system
- neurodegenerative disease
- Not a specific topic, but my favorite part was the clinical applications
- Cranial nuclei!
- cranial nerves
- I loved the content about dementia because it hit so close to home with my personal experiences with it.
- Brodmann’s areas
- Learning about the limbic system and memory.
What could Dr. Jennings continue to do because it works well?
- Dr. Jennings really brings a personality to the content that makes it interesting and fun. The interactive components help so much.
- During the in person lecture, your pace of going over the material was perfect. The fill in the blank portion is also really helpful because it forces me to stay focused. Also the entrance quizzes were the most helpful because it also forced me to study in small chunks which helped me succeed. I thought the homework was the hardest out of everything in the course.
- The optional material. I loved learning through extra YouTube videos. Often I try to search for that outside information but am fearful of getting conflicting information. It helped that she provided material that was supplemental that would go right along with what we were learning and the way we were learning it.
- Her attitude, jokes, memes, the way she presents materials, exams, everything really. She is a strong professor for this higher-level course. Truly one of my favorite professors from my time here at ASU.
- Being such an approachable asset to students and being so attentive to our questions. The PowerPoints are also very helpful in pointing out the information that we should focus on.
- The handouts and extra credit quizzes at the beginnings of class were very helpful.
- It's good that she is funny, it helped me stay focused.
- The fill in the blank powerpoints are extremely helpful, and so are the extra credit quizzes
- Dr. Jennings is different from any other professor I've had. She was so welcoming and so approachable and was able to make the class extremely enjoyable. Moving to a remote class setting was upsetting solely because I enjoyed going to her class so much. She made a very difficult class seem manageable and made it very clear that she wanted to help up succeed.
- Dr. Jennings, I am not being lazy when saying this, but I legitimately would change nothing about your class. It was challenging in a way it was useful but not threatening in a way a lot of my upper-level courses have been.
- Use printed out handouts to label, lecture at a good pace for everyone,
- Everything! She is an amazing professor, and might I even say, my favorite professor I had my entire college experience. I always enjoyed her lectures and funny announcement posts. She is a great example of what professors should be like at ASU! Fair grading, and easy to contact.
- Keep the lectures entertaining because it makes them memorable and the material memorable.
What could Dr. Jennings do to improve the course or her teaching?
- I think some of the content is a bit harder to do in one lecture and maybe could be slowed down a bit but it was always doable.
- Questions asked via email sometimes go unanswered and she doesn't respond to challenges regarding how some subjects are presented. This limits further development of ideas about subjects the student might have a lot of interest in. She has a ton of students though so this is understandable but it's definitely an area where some improvement might be made.
- Tell more jokes. Your one liners are famous in my book.
- Probably spend a little more time and be more suscriptores on the cerebral arteries.
What advice do you have for next semester's students?
- STUDY! Study every single diagram. Study your little heart out. It will pay off and feel so good.
- Make sure you priorities studying everyday in your schedule. No Joke.
- Study the diagrams and do it often
- Go to lecture and study for the entrance quizzes! The quizzes are free points AND they help you study.
- Study the pictures, too.
- Pay attention to all the diagrams in the slides, buy a printer, and fill them out until you know them by heart. Also, read the darn book, labs and HW are based on it.
- Do NOT procrastinate studying for the exams
- study a lot lol
- STUDY INCREMENTALLY!!! You cannot and will not succeed in this course by studying the day or even few days before the exam. Study the content incrementally to best absorb it and I promise it'll stick.
- Make sure to attend/watch lectures and take concise notes! Study those notes at least an hour a day. Look at different diagrams and figures to get a better picture of what you're learning about. Also, have fun with it!
- Study in advance and show up to class because i really miss the in person lectures
Are there any adjustments Dr. Jennings made after the covid-19 switch that you feel were particularly helpful?
- Very accommodating, made sure that students had the resources to excel in the online environment.
- Recognizing that we did not ask for this and making the lectures and exams easily accessible. For example, being able to use our notes but only in the time given was a great alternative to the lockdown browser videos that everyone dreads.
- It was really helpful on how efficient and easy information was readily available. Your communication was tremendously helpful and it's always nice to know that professors are human and can share their thoughts and feelings to the class. To me, that made me feel more at ease that were all in this together during this adjustment period. Thank you for all your hard work!
- An adjustment that Dr. Jennings made that helped me succeed post Covid was the batching of due dates to Sunday's. Also the labs were still informative and relevant despite the lack of face to face time.
- Making the final not a thing by changing it to dropping our lowest exam grade and changing the next lowest to 100% if we completed the discussions correctly and well. Overall, she was just extremely understanding and provided as many updates as possible, and kept up her amazingly awesome attitude. Love her!
- I really appreciate the consideration of our changing situations. I also enjoyed watching the lecture videos; it was helpful to pause and go back.
- The fact she took the time to make good quality videos was very helpful. Unlike many of my professors, she did not leave in long segments with no information or of herself trying to figure out how stuff works... unleashing the murder hornets was mean of her though.
- Dropping the lowest exam grade took a lot of stress of my shoulders so I really appreciated it. Also prerecorded lectures videos are way better than zoom lectures so thanks for that.
- Dr. Jennings was particularly receptive to class feedback. When some of us told her we were having difficulty finding wifi or making time to sit down for a zoom class, she adjusted our coursework for this.
- Dr. Jennings is hands down the best professor I have ever had. Her teaching style is effective inherently, but what makes her an extraordinary agent of pedagogy is her kindness and consideration of her students. Dr. Jennings's video lectures were obviously carefully crafted to best convey the material and she was more than understanding of any possible difficulties her students would experience once COVID took over.
- I really enjoyed your lectured videos, they were just as informative as the in person lectures.
- When switching to video lectures, Dr. Jennings took the time to caption all her videos.
- She gave us time to transition into the class instead of throwing the full course load on us without warning
- She clearly spent a lot of time on lectures to keep them as aligned with in person as possible! It was nice to have something familiar in structure. She also made nice adjustments for deadlines