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PULSE Regional Networks

Department-level change, like teaching, is an intellectually challenging enterprise.  

The PULSE Community is forming regional networks, dedicated to the formation of local communities that can exchange knowledge, ideas, and resources in support of department-level transformations that advance evidence-based teaching.  Through faculty networks, we learn from each other and take heart in the knowledge that amazing, dedicated scholars across the country are working towards similar goals.  

Check out these regional partnerships for undergraduate life science education:

Western New Englandhttp://www.pulsecommunity.org/group/wnbe

Southeast:  http://serp.biologyandtheliberalarts.org/index.html

Midwest/ Great Plains: first meeting June 6, 2014.  website coming soon

 Pacific Northwest:  http://www.pulsecommunity.org/group/washington-state-v-c-fellow

Southwest:  http://www.pulsecommunity.org/group/southwest-pulsers

 

Discussion Forum

BioCore Guide: A Tool for Interpreting the Core Concepts of Vision and Change for Biology Majors

Started by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman Jul 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Have you shared this article with your curriculum committees or fellow instructors? http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/2/200.full …Continue

Describing impediments to department-level change

Started by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman. Last reply by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman Jan 7, 2014. 2 Replies

What are the greatest challenges to department-level implementation of evidence-based teaching practices and the recommendations of Vision and Change? Continue

Increasing Persistance of College Students in STEM

Started by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman. Last reply by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman Oct 3, 2013. 2 Replies

A great article in the Science Education Forum:  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6153/1455.full.pdf If your department /…Continue

If the funding decisions were yours...

Started by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman. Last reply by Patricia A Marsteller Jul 23, 2013. 4 Replies

If you were in the program director of a granting agency, what proposals would you solicit to inspire programs that increase undergraduate student engagement and learning in the life sciences across…Continue

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Comment by Jean Maines on May 8, 2014 at 6:49pm
I'm looking for information on "typical" success rates for freshman biology (science majors). If you know of sources for this information, or if you know the typical pass rate (a-c) at your institution, could you comment? Thanks!

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Comment by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman on July 14, 2013 at 9:30pm

Inspired by the great work presented at SABER.  Talk about a great network!


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Comment by Gina Marie Semprebon on February 12, 2013 at 3:01pm

Thanks David...precisely the type of coordination we were hoping for.


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Comment by David Marcey on February 12, 2013 at 2:48pm

@ Gina,The StP Ambassador group would like to coordinate with you to amplify the impact of the regional workshops. We will be discussing this at our March meeting, with both Heather and Sharon present. Hopefully, links to the StP Resources site can be added to your site, and information on how follow up to the workshops can be obtained through the Ambassadors.

The regional workshop site looks great, BTW!

David 


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Comment by Gina Marie Semprebon on February 12, 2013 at 2:26pm

Are there any specific examples of active learning activities that are being  used in majors or non-majors biology courses that you would like to share?


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Comment by Gina Marie Semprebon on February 12, 2013 at 2:24pm

What feedback do you have to offer for the Vision and Change Regional Online Workshop?

Online workshop is located at http://tinyurl.com/4pulse

 


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Comment by Gina Marie Semprebon on February 12, 2013 at 2:22pm

What online faculty development tools have you found helpful?

 
 
 

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