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Southwest PULSErs


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.

Location: Southwestern United States
Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jul 15

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PULSE Vision and Change Rubrics and Survey

Started by Akif Uzman. Last reply by David Ribble Jun 16. 1 Reply

Hello SW PULSE Community members!  Have you considered doing a self-assessment of your department for the V&C Certification pilot program?  Our Certification group is looking to collect data on…Continue

% of Students passing intro bio

Started by David Marcey. Last reply by David Marcey May 13. 1 Reply

Comment by Jean Maines: Greetings fellow pulsers. Quick question--do you know the approximate % of students who pass (a-c) freshman biology for science majors at your institution? Anyone know where…Continue

AAAS Pacific Division Conference

Started by David Marcey. Last reply by Bradley C. Hyman Apr 16. 5 Replies

If you are interested in getting together for a pre- AAAS Pacific Division meeting in June (17-20) in Riverside, CA, please indicate by replying to this discussion. Be sure to leave your contact info…Continue

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Comment by David Marcey on May 13, 2014 at 2:23pm

@Jean Maines - I've moved your query to a discussion on this page, where threaded responses are easier to follow, OK?

Comment by Jean Maines on May 8, 2014 at 6:35pm
Greetings fellow pulses. Quick question--do you know the approximate % of students who pass (a-c) freshman biology for science majors at your institution? Anyone know where to find this data nationally?

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Jean

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Comment by Marcy Osgood on March 19, 2014 at 5:39pm

Hi Brian and David; great to hear from you, and to have your support!

Is there anything that you could suggest as a way to pull in more of the PULSE community in the Southwest? Would a reminder of the resources available (Ambassador Visits, On-lineWorkshops and the ToolKit) be useful? We are planning a SW PULSE Workshop for next Spring, but that is a long way away (and we will have to get funding).

Any ideas are welcome!

marcy

Comment by Brian R. Shmaefsky on March 17, 2014 at 12:52pm

I will be glad to help in any way and promote our activities through the Society for College Science Teachers and the National Association of Biology Teachers. 

Comment by David Ribble on March 17, 2014 at 12:37pm

I look forward to helping out in any way I can!

David


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Comment by Marcy Osgood on March 16, 2014 at 12:37pm

Hi everyone! I am very excited that the Southwest group is now a reality. After a brief 2 days to catch up on sleep I am now re-energized, and ready to think about all that we can do in our region.

marcy

 
 
 

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Transforming the laboratory exercises into research experiences

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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

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