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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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Lee Edwards joined Donna Garcia's group
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2 year colleges

This group and its discussion is focued on the unique situation and needs seen in 2 year institutions and the main challenges to vision and change.See More
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Lee Edwards joined Thomas Jack's group
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Taking the Pulse

Update: PULSE Vision & Change RubricsThe PULSE Vision & Change Leadership Fellows are pleased to release the PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics v1.0.The PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for evaluating the level of adoption of the principles of Vision and Change in life science departments. The rubrics can provide a structure for departmental reflection and discussion regarding topics relevant to program transformation. Ultimately, the rubrics are intended to serve as the basis for a tiered certification program for undergraduate life science departments that have adopted some or all of the principles outlined in the Vision & Change report and a blueprint for change in departments that have not yet adopted those principles. Please use and share the rubrics, send us feedback for improvement, and contact us with any questions (contact information is included on the document cover page).  When the Rubric Instruction Manual and PULSE Vision &…See More
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Leadership Fellow
Akif Uzman liked David Marcey's group Southwest PULSErs
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Lee Edwards joined Jo Anne Powell-Coffman's group
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Faculty Networks

Supporting Faculty as Agents of ChangeSee 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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Profile IconJennifer K. Hood-DeGrenier and Paul Zwiers joined PULSE
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Linda Hensel liked Gita Bangera's group Raising the PULSE
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Paulette Dillard is now a member of PULSE
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Leadership Fellow
Sharon Gusky replied to Sharon Gusky's discussion Greatest Challenges to the Implementation of the Vision and Change Recommendations
"Wonderful! I look  forward to reading it."
Sunday
Paul Arriola replied to Sharon Gusky's discussion Greatest Challenges to the Implementation of the Vision and Change Recommendations
"Our process actually began before Vision and Change was published. We had decided to revisit the program and it ended up dovetailing right into the recommendations. We started with the department mission statement and then re-wrote the department…"
Saturday

Leadership Fellow
Sharon Gusky replied to Sharon Gusky's discussion Greatest Challenges to the Implementation of the Vision and Change Recommendations
"Faculty buy-in can be a big obstacle- even faculty who desire to change are often impeded by other obstacles - like time and comfort with the process.   What did you do to start the process? What aspect of change is your department focusing on?…"
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Dr. Michael J. Budziszek, II liked Sharon Gusky's group Western New England Biology Educators
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Dr. Michael J. Budziszek, II posted a photo
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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."
Apr 17
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
Apr 17

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