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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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Ana Maria Barral replied to Akif Uzman's discussion SW PULSErs First "Open ZOOM Meeting" in the group Southwest PULSErs
"Thank you, Akif! Agree it was a very productive meeting. I will try to recruit some of my departmental biology colleagues to start the rubric self-study. Looking forward expanding in the region.  Ana"
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Akif Uzman added a discussion to the group Southwest PULSErs
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SW PULSErs First "Open ZOOM Meeting"

Hello SW PULSErs!On Wednesday, 4-5PM Central, 17 SW PULSErs joined in an open forum on ZOOM to discuss what is going on PULSE, how PULSE can be of service to life science faculty, especially PULSE Community members in the Southwest, and how members can participate in PULSE activities.   The PULSE Fellows shared some important news with respect to the future of PULSE as it looks to become part of the American Institute of Biological Sciences and as it looks to secure funding from a variety of sources to support PULSE activities, particularly regional conferences and workshops.Joining the call were:Edwin Barea-Rodriguez from The University of Texas at San Antonio Ana Barral from National University, Sarah Brownell from Arizona State University Ann Cheek from the University of Houston, Olivia George from the University of Hawai’i - West O‘ahu, Christine Goedhart from Citrus College, Rick Gonzalez from the University of San Diego Jacqualine Grant from Southern Utah University, Lee…See More
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Paula Croonquist is now a member of PULSE
Dec 13
Akif Uzman joined Kathryn G. Miller's group
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Midwest-Great Plains Regional Network - Internal

This group is being used for the planning committee of the Midwest and Great Plains 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
Dec 11
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Dec 8
David Marcey liked Akif Uzman's discussion Open Forum for SW PULSErs coming in mid-December
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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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Dec 1
Akif Uzman added a discussion to the group Southwest PULSErs
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Open Forum for SW PULSErs coming in mid-December

Hello SW PULSErs!Between December 10-16 (precise date to be announced in about a week), the SW PULSE Fellows will hold an open, live video forum to bring you up to date on what PULSE Fellows are doing around the country; what we originally envisioned for the SW group; explore your interests in facilitating departmental change in undergraduate biology education; discuss how we can work together to share best practices and challenges that we face; and discuss how you might see our group forming a regional network as a community of practice, both virtually and in the form of regional workshops and conferences. To participate in this live forum, please download the ZOOM videoconferencing app at https://www.zoom.us.  Watch this space, we will post more information, an agenda, and a ZOOM address. See you soon in our first open ZOOM meeting!Akif Uzman, UHD, HoustonSee More
Dec 1
Laura A Katz is now a member of PULSE
Nov 26
Christina Moore liked Susan Elrod's event Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education
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Profile IconChristina Moore and Hilary Engebretson joined Gita Bangera's group
Nov 25
Christina Moore posted a photo
Nov 25
Christina Moore is now a member of PULSE
Nov 25
Profile IconWilliam C Ebener and Dusty Perkins joined PULSE
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