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Raising the PULSE

Members: 42
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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Latest Activity

Paul Arriola replied to Sharon Gusky's discussion Greatest Challenges to the Implementation of the Vision and Change Recommendations
"The greatest challenge we have faced was gaining faculty buy-in at the beginning of our change process.  We have since overcome the obstacles (largely due to retirements) and are on our way, but the process was a long and winding road."
16 hours ago
Profile IconChad L. Barber, Bradley C. Hyman and Erin Sanders joined David Marcey's group
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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
17 hours ago
Bradley C. Hyman replied to David Marcey's discussion AAAS Pacific Division Conference in the group Southwest PULSErs
"I will be happy to join a pre-AAAS PULSE group in Riverside.  Thanks, Brad Hyman bhyman@ucr.edu 951-827-5901 "
yesterday
Erin Sanders liked David Marcey's group Southwest PULSErs
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Erin Sanders liked Jo Anne Powell-Coffman's group Faculty Networks
yesterday
Profile IconMike Sears, Scott Wallace, Katharine Northcutt and 1 more joined PULSE
yesterday
Scott Wallace liked Dan (A. Daniel) Johnson's blog post How Do Textbooks Need to Change?
Wednesday
Mark E. Lyford is now a member of PULSE
Tuesday
Tamara McNealy joined David Marcey's group
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Transforming the Traditional Lecture

This group is for anyone interested in brainstorming methods to convert traditional lectures to arenas of inquiry where active learning takes place. See More
Saturday
Profile IconBrian Teasdale and Nina Karnovsky joined PULSE
Apr 11
Profile IconBlake Gillespie, Theresa E. Rogers and Robert A. Orlando joined David Marcey's group
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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
Apr 10
Profile IconRobert A. Orlando, Suann Yang and Muhammad Adnan Kanpurwala joined PULSE
Apr 9
David Marcey's group was featured
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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
Apr 9
Profile IconKelly Sjerven and Eman Ghanem joined PULSE
Apr 8
Profile IconLisa McDonald, Lee Edwards and Carrie Diaz Eaton joined PULSE
Apr 5
Gillian U. Bayne joined Nitya Jacob's group
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Spreading the PULSE

Welcome PULSE Community Members! We Want You! ... to serve as ambassadors that will spread V&C nationally. If you are familiar with V&C reforms, literature that supports the implementation of such reforms, and share a passion for spreading the word at a national level, you are an ideal candidate for serving as a PULSE V&C Ambassador.The “Spreading the Pulse” working group is focused on building multiple teams of PULSE Ambassadors (visitation teams) equipped with a V&C reform toolkit (see "Toolkit" discussion, below).  The role of the Ambassadors will be to meet with biology and life science  departments to encourage them to adopt the principles and recommendations of the “Vision and Change” report. The toolkit will include resources, references, strategic planning templates, and other items. We are…See More
Apr 3

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