PULSE: Transforming Life Sciences Education

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About Vision & Change in Undergraduate Life Science Education

 PULSE helps life sciences departments align with national education reform initiatives so they can develop inclusive, student-centered, evidence-based teaching and learning in order to cultivate the development of scientists who reflect the diversity of American society.

We are undergraduate life sciences educators who provide support for departments interested in inclusive, student-centered, evidence-based teaching and learning.

Use the menu above to find resources, departmental assessment tools, networking opportunities, and a community of scientists dedicated to helping you transform your department.



.....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.



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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