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FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS OF MARICHU LAMBINO: Examples of trigger warnings for persons with depression, grief, anxiety disorder, bipolarism, etc: Best practices by universities, professors, media organizations
Seeing that my classes are almost fully booked as follows:
J101, THE FIRST TO BE FULLY BOOKED in the first two days of enlistment: WITH FOUR SECTIONS BEING HANDLED BY DIFFERENT FACULTY MEMBERS who are probably more competent than i am, THIS SECTION IS THE FIRST TO BE FILLED UP. Such irony. A trigger warning was posted for this class. The course (fundamentals of journalism: straight news and crime reporting) involves police crime reporting including the viewing and analysis of crime scenes, viewing of scenes at the morgue, scenes involving dead bodies and persons who were killed under violent circumstances such as the drug war; plus: on-the-spot reporting and production of crime news reports onsite; collective assessment and criticism of students’ work; recitation; difficult exams, strict rules on classroom etiquette such as putting mobile devices on silent mode, no talking during exams, etc.) A trigger warning was posted by the handling faculty as follows: The rigors of this class/section does not render it ideal for persons nursing a condition that requires professional psychiatric help or medication. i took down the trigger warning because some students may have felt they were being barred or “barricaded” or discriminated against. Probably a misreading by some since there was no such barring or exclusion or barricading or discrimination. It was a trigger warning: The posting of trigger warnings is practised by universities, colleges, professors, and media organizations in the U.S. and worldwide.
Ironically, this class and section is the first to be filled up in the first two days of said trigger warning: Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante. (The response from students actually enlisted/enlisting is gladdening.). This group is the most intelligent of their batch.
Following best practices here in the U.S. and in universities worldwide (nandito po ako across the Pacific Ocean (nagsagwan po 🙂 i paddled my way here) examining best practices of universities and colleges, and by professors, which include the use of trigger warnings in their courses), and using the contributed work of students through this assignment, a trigger warning based on results submitted by students will be typed up in the syllabus of this section and those of other courses stated here. The debate on trigger warnings in the U.S. and worldwide is in the opposite direction: Advocates of trigger warnings seek to warn and alert persons experiencing certain conditions so they can protect themselves or avoid the situation while those who oppose trigger warnings object to overprotection of young people or of persons facing certain conditions and challenges and want all kinds of materials and speakers “relevant” to be introduced/ viewed/ listened to.
Media Law, C120 two sections of several sections being handled by different faculty members who are probably better lawyers and profs than i am: running total for me: 47 students enlisted and still running, the largest total number in the CRS (computerized registration system) for this course (Nakakatuwa naman ang mga estudyante: Students are more intelligent than you think as can be seen in the way they choose and appreciate as shown by the numbers, data, statistics. this group has got to be the most intelligent crop of students in the university. )
Media Ethics C110 (1 of 4 sections being handled by different faculty members who probably have more expertise than i do: 26 students and still running, the largest number running at present in CRS for this course (Nakakatuwa naman sila, kahit gabi na ang section na ito, 4pm to 7pm, ako pa rin ang pinili. This group of students are the smartest on earth).
… seeing that the J101 class is already fully booked and the other courses being handled by blog admin have the largest number in CRS: the following is a heads-up on the first assignment for submission online (deadline: during the second meeting of classes, a window or blog post will be opened for each section for posting of their results for the assignment): ASSIGNMENT: Please submit ten examples of trigger warnings used by universities, colleges, and professors, and by media organizations for persons experiencing certain conditions such as depression, grief, anxiety disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or simply a past trauma, bipolarism, tendency toward self-injury (cutting, etc.), and other similar conditions. The deadline for submission is the day before the second meeting — as the best examples will be used in writing the trigger warning for this course. In other words, we will collectively write the trigger warning for the course. For your contribution to the work: This is worth ten points: Do not copy the work of your classmates (thus, those who submit first have an advantage.). If you copied the work of your classmate for this assignment, i will give you the benefit of the doubt that you did not understand the instruction, and will not file a case of plagiarism (but only for this time because it is the first assignment), HOWEVER, you will not be given any points for posting duplicate work whether wittingly or unwittingly. If you already have the materials right now and the window for our section is not yet open, you may use this window or blog post (type in the comments section below). Please use a pseudonym or a student number as this is a public site, then submit your name and pseudonym to the assistant. Marami pong salamat!