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Spreading the PULSE

Welcome PULSE Community Members!
We Want You! ... to serve as ambassadors that will spread V&C nationally. If you are familiar with V&C reforms, literature that supports the implementation of such reforms, and share a passion for spreading the word at a national level, you are an ideal candidate for serving as a PULSE V&C Ambassador.

The “Spreading the Pulse” working group is focused on building multiple teams of PULSE Ambassadors (visitation teams) equipped with a V&C reform toolkit (see "Toolkit" discussion, below).  The role of the Ambassadors will be to meet with biology and life science  departments to encourage them to adopt the principles and recommendations of the “Vision and Change” report. The toolkit will include
resources, references, strategic planning templates, and other items.

We are interested in recruiting ambassadors from the PULSE community to serve as
regional ambassadors. We will develop a set of training guidelines so that all ambassadors will be on the same page.

Why do we think this is important?
In addition to faculty development workshops, we believe that face-to-face PULSE evangelism can be an effective means to spread recognition of the importance of V&C implementation to the future of life science education and indeed to the future of our modern society.

If you are interested in serving, please post to this Group, Spreading the PULSE, in the "Ambassador Interest Discussion", stating your interest and contact info. We will be establishing a formal mechanism to identify and recruit Ambassadors soon, but we're interested now in seeing what the level of interest would be, so please post to this group if you would like to be an Ambassador (or are intrigued by the possibility). We look forward to working with you.

If you are not interested in serving as an Ambassador, but would like to share your thoughts on this initiative, please post on any of this group's discussions, below, or start your own.

Sincerely,
The Spreading the Pulse (StP) Working Group of V&C Leadership Fellows

 

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Discussion Forum

Ambassador Interest

Started by David Marcey. Last reply by Anil Kumar Challa on Sunday. 45 Replies

Please leave your contact info if you are interested in being a PULSE Ambassador.Continue

Faculty development for V&C: summer workshop

Started by Leslie A. Gregg-Jolly May 1, 2013. 0 Replies

This summer Grinnell College is running a small summer workshop focused on development and implementation of research-based introductory Biology courses, strongly guided by V&C. We welcome input from this community of V&C Ambassadors, as…Continue

Ambassador Visits--Seeking more input from PULSE community

Started by Joann J. Otto. Last reply by Mary Phillips Mar 1, 2013. 13 Replies

The V&C Ambassadors group is in the midst of planning the content and structure of Ambassador visits to departments.  These visits are intended to help departments achieve the goals of Vision and Change.This month we seek your input on several…Continue

V&C Ambassadors Visits

Started by Paul E Hertz Mar 1, 2013. 0 Replies

The Biology Department at Barnard College would welcome a visit by a team of V&C Ambassadors.Our department is ready to begin planning ways to align our introductory curriculum (in particular) with the V&C recommendations.We would need the…Continue

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Comment by Amy B. Mulnix on April 10, 2013 at 6:46am

Did anyone submit a proposal for a workshop at the PKAL-AACU conference Oct 31-Nov 1?

http://www.aacu.org/meetings/stem/13/index.cfm

The deadline is tomorrow. I'd be interested and able to pull together an abstract or join with others in doing a workshop. My email is amymul@earlham.edu.

Amy Mulnix

Comment by Blake Gillespie on January 29, 2013 at 6:38pm

Hey, I requested to join as an Ambassador... I'm from a Chemistry department, though... does that matter?


Leadership Fellow
Comment by David Marcey on December 5, 2012 at 6:55pm

@Melissa,

GREAT! Please add your contact info to the "Ambassador Interest" discussion, above.

Thanks!

Comment by Melissa Haswell on November 28, 2012 at 2:35pm

I am interested in being an ambassador.  Incorporating scientific tissue and V&C are the driving force behind my doctoral research.

 
 
 

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Spreading the PULSE

Welcome PULSE Community Members! We Want You! ... to serve as ambassadors that will spread V&C nationally. If you are familiar with V&C reforms, literature that supports the implementation of such reforms, and share a passion for spreading the word at a national level, you are an ideal candidate for serving as a PULSE V&C Ambassador.The “Spreading the Pulse” working group is focused on building multiple teams of PULSE Ambassadors (visitation teams) equipped with a V&C reform toolkit (see "Toolkit" discussion, below).  The role of the Ambassadors will be to meet with biology and life science  departments to encourage them to adopt the principles and recommendations of the “Vision and Change” report. The toolkit will include resources, references, strategic planning templates, and other items. We are…See More
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Transforming the laboratory exercises into research experiences

At UPR-Cayey we are trying to substitute the traditional recipe-type laboratory exercises with research projects that have the elements of scientific inquiry.  One idea is to identify and define two or three semester-long research projects that are easy to do in terms of cost-effectiveness, materials, etc. Students would work in groups of 4-5 and present their results in a seminar at the end of the semester.  There would be lab meetings, article discussions, etc.We plan to pilot-test this idea with two lab sections (approx. 16 students each) of General Biology I next year (2013).  Among the challenges we may face are how to scale-up, the nature of the projects, integration with the lecture, and assessment, among others.Any ideas, comments and suggestions are welcome.  See More
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