PULSE: Transforming Life Sciences Education

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About Vision & Change in Undergraduate Life Science Education

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Announcing . . . the 2017 Summer Institutes!

Faculty and future faculty are invited to apply to attend a 2017 Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching. Accepted participants will learn practical strategies for enhancing student learning through the principles of scientific teaching: active learning, assessment and inclusive teaching. Participants will have opportunities to engage in interactive sessions, work in small groups with a trained facilitator, and present instructional materials for feedback and review. Here are the dates for each region: 
June 5-10: Northstar             June 19 – 23: California      June 20 – 23: Northwest
June 25 – 29: Northeast       July 17 – 21: Gulf Coast       July 24 – 28: Midwest
We encourage participants to apply to the Summer Institute that best matches their home institution type & geographic area, but welcome applications to an alternative site due to scheduling or travel constraints. Applications will be made available in early March and are due throughout April 2017. See  the  website for details.

Council on Undergraduate Research Project on Research-Based Curricula:  Applications Due March 1, 2017

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), has released a national Request for Proposals (RFP) for colleges and universities to participate in a four-year project to create cohesive, undergraduate-research based curricula in four science disciplines:  biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology, and has asked that this RFP be shared widely. Twelve institutions (and two departments/disciplines from each institution) will be selected to participate in the CUR Transformation project.  To learn more about the project, please visit the project webpage.  A free informational webinar will be presented on Friday, February 10th, at 1 p.m. ET.  To register for the webinar, please visit the webinar webpage.  For more information visit the Events Page


The PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics, Version 1.0: A Valid and Equitable Tool to Measure Transformation of Life Sciences Departments at All Institution Types

 See PULSE NEWS for more information.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number #1345033




If you are an undergraduate life science educator, department chair, or administrator, we invite you to join PULSE and make your department a model of Vision and Change in undergraduate life science education!


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