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  • (Internal) F3

    12 members Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2012

    This is a working group that originated at the Oct 2012 PULSE Conference.

  • Pulse Steering Committee

    8 members Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2012

    The PULSE steering committee includes members from the NSF, HHMI &…

  • North Carolina Biology Chairpersons

    6 members Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2013

    The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for the chairpersons  of the  Departments of Biology  in North Carolina to discuss and exchange…

  • Knowinnovation Facilitation Team

    6 members Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2012

    The Knowinnovation facilitation team is multi-national and geo-diverse. We’re based in the UK, the US and France, but just to make things more…

  • WEBSITE CIRCLE

    5 members Latest Activity: Apr 15

    Here is a discussion site for our Website Circle

  • Capstone HHMI grantees

    6 members Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2012

    Born out of the HHMI program directors' meeting in which Capstone grantees started a discussion on how best we may disseminate the knowledge from…

  • Math Across the Curriculum

    15 members Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2013

    This group is a place to discuss issues in math literacy in higher education.  Is there a problem?  How and where in our curricula can we create…

  • Southeast Regional PULSE (SERP)

    21 members Latest Activity: yesterday

    We established our region as those states whose schools (over 800!) are accredited by SACS-COC. Texas schools should feel free to affiliate with…

  • Western New England Biology Educators

    23 members Latest Activity: Jun 25

    This group is for life science educators in Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont who are interested in addressing the Vision and Change…

  • Local Impact Map

    5 members Latest Activity: May 18

  • HBCU Discussion Group

    7 members Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2013

    The purpose of the group is to share ideas and information about the implementation of Vision and Change recommendations on the campuses of…

  • Faculty Networks

    106 members Latest Activity: Jul 13

    Supporting Faculty as Agents of Change

  • PULSE Advisors

    4 members Latest Activity: Nov 3, 2012

    PULSE Advisors are trusted and respected mentors from the community that are willing to help the Vision and Change Leadership Fellows by providing…

  • Society for College Science Teachers

    5 members Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2013

    The group is an affiliate organization of National Science Teachers Association.  There are three regional and one national meeting per year.  The…

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Shelley Haydel 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
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Shelley Haydel is now a member of PULSE
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Anjali Misra replied to David Marcey's discussion Call for Active Learning Resources in the group Transforming the Traditional Lecture
"Here is the URL to place the order. This is $ 50.00 only. http://www.flinnsci.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=22433"
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David Marcey replied to David Marcey's discussion Call for Active Learning Resources in the group Transforming the Traditional Lecture
"Thanks, Anjali, can you give contact info for ordering?"
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Anjali Misra replied to David Marcey's discussion Call for Active Learning Resources in the group Transforming the Traditional Lecture
"Hi David, I have been using process oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) biology activities in my classes for almost a year now. These activities foster the peer learning environment in the class and I have observed dramatic improvement in…"
Sunday
Anjali Misra joined David Marcey's group
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Transforming the Traditional Lecture

This group is for anyone interested in brainstorming methods to convert traditional lectures to arenas of inquiry where active learning takes place. See More
Sunday
Anil Kumar Challa replied to David Marcey's discussion Ambassador Interest in the group Spreading the PULSE
"Anil Kumar Challa Department of Genetics University of Alabama at Birmingham 660 KAUL 720 20th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294 Office: (205) 934 7212"
Sunday
Ana Maria Barral joined Edwin Vázquez's group
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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
Saturday

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Akif Uzman liked Ana Maria Barral's discussion Yale's Small World Initiative: looking for partners
Saturday

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David Marcey replied to Ana Maria Barral's discussion Yale's Small World Initiative: looking for partners in the group Southwest PULSErs
"Thanks, Anna Maria! I will pass this on to our Microbiologist and Intro lab director. David "
Saturday
Ana Maria Barral added a discussion to the group Southwest PULSErs
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Yale's Small World Initiative: looking for partners

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 students collect soil samples and isolate antibiotic producing bacteria. The framework can be adapted not only for a microbiology course, but also molecular biology and general biology.In its 2nd year of implementation, only us (National University) and CSU Humboldt (this summer, not started yet) are partners in California. Pilot results indicate the framework can be adapted to a number of course setups and schedules. Yale provides lab manual material (which can be adapted), protocols, as well as free sequencing of PCR products for partners.Yale has held 2 onsite trainings, but I think the future will be more e-training and direct regional networking. Our school has implemented SWI in Costa Mesa and San Diego. I am looking for faculty in the region interested in becoming involved, as the…See More
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Anil Kumar Challa posted a status
Jul 25
Anil Kumar Challa joined Nitya Jacob's group
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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
Jul 25
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Jul 24
Anil Kumar Challa joined David Marcey's group
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Transforming the Traditional Lecture

This group is for anyone interested in brainstorming methods to convert traditional lectures to arenas of inquiry where active learning takes place. See More
Jul 24
Anil Kumar Challa joined Edwin Vázquez's group
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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
Jul 24

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