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Raising the PULSE

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Latest Activity: Feb 21

At Raising the PULSE:

Our initiative in the Raising the PULSE working group is to excite, inform and inspire! We want to excite you about transforming Undergraduate Life Science Education.  Positive change to teaching and learning is possible, and well within your reach. These changes will benefit your students, your department, and ultimately, your school.

We will make information about the Vision and Change, and other initiatives, accessible. We will help you recognize the relevance of the Vision and Change initiative and its power to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning at your institution. We also want to applaud and share your departmental techniques and the stories of  your successful transformations!

Our Goals are to:

  1. Get the word out about the Vision and Change Call to Action initiatives,
  2. To tie together the work of the PULSE working groups,
  3. To keep you informed of new initiatives, events and ideas and,
  4. To give you a platform to make sure your voices, input and successes are heard.

The PULSE working Groups:

  1. Raising the PULSE – This group is devoted to raising awareness of Vision and Change, celebrating the good work already underway around the country, and inspiring other departments to embrace the challenge.
  2. Taking the PULSE – This group is devoted to helping departments/institutional use existing assessment evidence and is designing new tools to evaluate progress in departmental institutional efforts to implement Vision and Change.
  3. Faculty Networks – A group devoted to building regional and national faculty networks and disseminating a blend of new and existing resources for faculty development.
  4. V & C Ambassadors – A group devoted to recruiting and training PULSE members to work as departmental V&C facilitators through departmental visits.

On behalf of the Raising the PULSE working group, we would like to thank you for your hard work and invite you to join us in transforming Life Science Education across the U.S.

Discussion Forum

Ideas for stories to post on the PULSE Local Impact Map

Started by William B. Davis. Last reply by Kathryn G. Miller Nov 30, 2013. 2 Replies

As a follow up to today's webinar, the Raising the PULSE group wants to hear from you about stories or information you would like to share with the community.  Help us map out the spread of Vision…Continue

Feedback on Documentary Project discussed during the RtP webinar

Started by William B. Davis Mar 8, 2013. 0 Replies

The Raising the PULSE group would like to receive feedback from the PULSE community about our idea for a Vision and Change documentary series.   Two questions we would ask everyone:1.  What would you…Continue

RtP: January update

Started by Judy Awong-Taylor. Last reply by Judy Awong-Taylor Jan 7, 2013. 2 Replies

Over the past month, you have heard from the Leadership Fellows' working groups and what each group is doing. We have asked the PULSE Community many questions, but now RtP would like to know what…Continue

What Raises your PULSE?

Started by Melanie J. Lee-Brown Nov 29, 2012. 0 Replies

Do you have student, faculty and/or institutional stories of Life Science education transformation using V&C initiatives? Would you like to be an inspiration to others?  We would like to collect…Continue

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Midwest-Great Plains Regional Network

The MWGP Network plans to foster change in UG Life Sciences education throughout the 12 state region.  this map shows PULSE members in this region, with Yellow presenting members from research universities; Red, regional/ comprehensive universities; Blue, liberal arts colleges; Purple, 2 year colleges; Green, other.See More
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Transforming the laboratory exercises into research experiences

At UPR-Cayey we are trying to substitute the traditional recipe-type laboratory exercises with research projects that have the elements of scientific inquiry.  One idea is to identify and define two or three semester-long research projects that are easy to do in terms of cost-effectiveness, materials, etc. Students would work in groups of 4-5 and present their results in a seminar at the end of the semester.  There would be lab meetings, article discussions, etc.We plan to pilot-test this idea with two lab sections (approx. 16 students each) of General Biology I next year (2013).  Among the challenges we may face are how to scale-up, the nature of the projects, integration with the lecture, and assessment, among others.Any ideas, comments and suggestions are welcome.  See More
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Midwest-Great Plains Regional Network

The MWGP Network plans to foster change in UG Life Sciences education throughout the 12 state region.  this map shows PULSE members in this region, with Yellow presenting members from research universities; Red, regional/ comprehensive universities; Blue, liberal arts colleges; Purple, 2 year colleges; Green, other.See More
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Southwest PULSErs

Please share this group with others This group is intended as a networking site for PULSE community members from the US Southwest and Hawaii. Please add ideas for regional conferences, let your regional colleagues know about your PULSE-related activities, etc. If you would like to be contacted in the future in order to get involved in specific initiatives, please fill out the recruitment form. If you know of someone who isn't yet a member of this group, please feel free to invite them.See More
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BioCore Guide: A Tool for Interpreting the Core Concepts of Vision and Change for Biology Majors

Have you shared this article with your curriculum committees or fellow instructors? http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/2/200.full  (Brownell et al 2014, CBE Life Sciences 13: 200)Did it help to inspire or inform discussions in your departments?See More
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Kristina Jones is now a member of PULSE
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Brian Moriarty is now a member of PULSE
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Allison Mayle is now a member of PULSE
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