August 5-7, 2016
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Applications are closed for this conference
Contact Paul Arriola, email@example.com to inquire about space available or with other questions.
The PULSE Midwest and Great Plains Regional Network is inviting teams from Life Science Departments to apply to attend the third regional conference. Conference outcomes include:
Teams: Travel, lodging, and meals for three team members will be provided. Teams should include the department Chair; other teams members can include faculty, instructional academic staff, Teaching and Learning Center staff, upper administrators, postdocs, graduate students. Depending on space available, we may be able to provide lodging and meals for additional teams members (beyond 3), but they will be responsible for their travel to St. Louis. Teams will be expected to complete pre-conference assignments using PULSE rubrics.
Team work sessions: The conference will have dedicated periods for participant teams to work together on the PULSE department assessment rubrics. Teams will also work through exercises that lead towards the development of departmental change action plans, using facilitative leadership and creative problem solving strategies. PULSE mentors will be available to help departments as they draft plans to take back to their home institutions.
Poster sessions: Participating teams will be expected to share institutional information and departmental accomplishments in poster format. New for this year will be the inclusion of a second poster session - an optional, peer-reviewed session highlighting individual research and innovation in the classroom or lab.
Break-out Session topics:
Brian Couch, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Dr. Couch’s research focuses on understanding the use and outcomes of active learning methods in the classroom. He will discuss the use of the Bio-MAPS assessment instrument.
Carol L. Colbeck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Colbeck's research investigates how social and organizational contexts shape academic work. She will focus on issues related to institutional change.
Questions? Please contact Paul Arriola, firstname.lastname@example.org