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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
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"A look at what is PULSE-ing"

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Discussion Forum

SW PULSErs First "Open ZOOM Meeting"

Started by Akif Uzman. Last reply by Ana Maria Barral yesterday. 1 Reply

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…Continue

Open Forum for SW PULSErs coming in mid-December

Started by Akif Uzman Dec 1. 0 Replies

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…Continue

Yale's Small World Initiative: looking for partners

Started by Ana Maria Barral. Last reply by David Marcey Jul 26. 1 Reply

Dear SW PULSE members,One of the VC recommendations is to increase student participation in research, especially for undergraduates. In 2013 Yale launched the Small World Initiative (SWI), where…Continue

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

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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

Leadership Fellow
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


Leadership Fellow
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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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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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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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
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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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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
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