Location: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2018
3rd PULSE MWGP Network Conference
August 5-7, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Welcome to the Midwest and Great Plains Network! We are building a community of practice around implementation of Vision & Change recommendations in a 13-state region: IA, IL, IN, KA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, WI. There are 11 PULSE Leadership Fellows who have coordinated this network:
Taylor Allen, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
Paul Arriola, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Caroline Breitenberger, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Betsy Desy, Southwest Minnesota State Univ., Marshall, MN*
Michael Kelrick, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Karen Klyczek, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, WI
Kathy Marrs, IUPUI, IN
Steve Matzner,Augustana University, SD
Kathryn Miller, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Erika Offerdahl, North Dakota State University, ND**
Heather Seitz, Johnson County Community College, KS
*Currently in the Southwest PULSE regional network
**Currently at Washington State University, in the Northwest PULSE network.
In addition, there is a planning committee of representatives from the other founding network member institutions. These members represent a variety of institutions types: community colleges, regional comprehensive, research universities, and liberal arts.
Our first network conference was held June 6-8, 2014 at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Click here to see the resources from this conference. The second conference was June 5-7, 2015, also at Washington University. Institutional teams used the Vision and Change rubrics to "take the temperature" of their department regarding evidence-based teaching, and used creative problem solving strategies to develop a shared vision and a plan to enhance a particular aspect of their program during next year. We are currently working on follow-up activities and planning to expand the network, as well as a third network conference on August 5-7, 2016, again at Washington University . Please contact any of us if you have questions or would like more information.
These MWGP institutions are featured in PULSE Stories of Change:
Elmhurst College's Department of Biology: Applying Vision & Change to the curriculum to graduate complete biologists.
Tulsa Community College, Science and Mathematics Department: Bringing Vision and Change to Tulsa Community College (TCC)
Lorain County Community College, Department of Science & Mathematics (Biology): Enhancing the Educational Experience for STEM Majors through Course Offerings
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