Information

Taking the Pulse

Update: PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics

The 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 & Change Certification Program are completed we will share those as well.

You may download the rubrics here: PULSE Vision & Change Rubrics v1.0.pdf

About the Image

Woodcut from Walter Ryff (d. 1548),
Spiegel und Regiment der Gesundheyt,
Frankfurt, 1555.

In this bedside scene in a traditional medical setting, the physician is in close contact with the patient, taking the pulse and in easy visual and verbal range.

The “Taking the Pulse” working group is focused on developing a recognition program for biology and life science departments that adopts the principles and recommendations of the “Vision and Change” report.   We hope this will be a dynamic, tiered recognition program that acknowledges departments that have already implemented change and inspires those that have not yet done so.

Members: 54
Latest Activity: Apr 23

Discussion Forum

Feedback on the V1.0 PULSE V&C Rubrics

Started by Kathryn G. Miller Jul 30, 2013. 0 Replies

Dear PULSE communityWe want your input on the Rubrics!  Please comment!  Are they useful?  What have we missed?  What is unclear?  We expect that the rubrics will continue to evolve over time;  we…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Taking the Pulse to add comments!

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Profile IconKenneth K.S. Ng and Shashawna Santiago Amaral joined PULSE
3 hours ago
Profile IconMark Pauley and Marina Crowder joined PULSE
Friday
Profile IconDelia Fuentes, Brianna Lively, Ariel Morley and 2 more joined PULSE
Thursday
Mandi Adams liked Sharon Gusky's group Western New England Biology Educators
Thursday
Profile IconSteven Byers, Katherine K. Clatterbuck and Isabelle Barrette-Ng joined PULSE
Wednesday
Profile IconCathy McElwain, Mary Ann Zabik and PULSE Leadership Fellows joined PULSE
Aug 25

Leadership Fellow
Karen Klyczek updated an event
Thumbnail

National Association of Biology Teachers Professional Development Conference at Cleveland Convention Center

November 12, 2014 to November 15, 2014
Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, 200+ informative sessions and special events!PULSE Fellows will be presenting several sessions, including a pre-conference workshop on Wed 11/12, 1-4:00, Faculty as Change Agents: Facilitating Departmental Transformation Toward Vision & Change.  Additional sessions include Challenging Students (and Us) to Listen, Evaluate, and Think Creatively, and an update on PULSE programs and products.See More
Aug 25
Profile IconCatherine Loudon and Regina Schurman joined PULSE
Aug 22
Profile IconMonica Tischler, Robert McCarthy, Cheryl Heinz and 1 more joined PULSE
Aug 21
Erin McKenney is now a member of PULSE
Aug 20
Sunita Yadav replied to David Marcey's discussion Ambassador Interest in the group Spreading the PULSE
"Dear Sir, I am interested and would be like to join. Kindly find my contact details mentioned below:  Thanks and Regards, Sunita Yadav Senior Research Fellow Advanced Technology Development Centre Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur…"
Aug 18
Profile IconGretchen Edwalds-Gilbert and Scott Woody joined PULSE
Aug 15

Leadership Fellow
David Marcey commented on Dan (A. Daniel) Johnson's blog post How Do Textbooks Need to Change?
"Dan, I believe the future lies in content delivered via creative, multimedia video, with texts employed as references. "
Aug 15
Patrick Raymond Clark posted a page
Aug 14

Leadership Fellow
Karen Klyczek liked Kathryn G. Miller's group Midwest-Great Plains Regional Network
Aug 13
Patrick Raymond Clark liked Sharon Gusky's discussion Greatest Challenges to the Implementation of the Vision and Change Recommendations
Aug 12

© 2014   Created by Kathryn G. Miller.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service