Using PULSE Resources to Help Answer Potential Department Questions*
1. Vision and Change
A. How can we get access to the Vision and Change Document?
B. What are the Vision and Change Recommendations?
i. There is a link to the Full document in the Tool Box under documents : V&C Document (http://visionandchange.org/files/2011/03/Revised-Vision-and-Change-Final-Report.pdf)
ii. Here is a link to the Executive summary (http://visionandchange.org/files/2011/03/VC-Brochure-V6-3.pdf)
iv. see Brownell, et al. (2014) Biocore Guide: A Tool for Interpreting the Core Concepts of Vision and Change for Biology Majors, CBE Life Sci Educ June 2, 2014 13:200-211; doi:10.1187/cbe.13-12-0233.
C. Why are these recommendations needed?
i. Transform the leaky STEM pipeline into a diverse watershed of STEM graduates: powerpoint
D. Why should we adopt these recommendations?
i. Why change is Needed online workshop http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/why-change-is-needed
ii. BIO2010 document link in the Tool Kit
iii. Wood,W., Innovations in Teaching Undergraduate Biology and Why We Need Them, Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 2009. 25:9311 (http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.cellbio.24.110707.175306?url_ver=Z39.882003&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=cellbio)
E. How do we know these recommendations will work for our institution?
i. See the literature links in the two Online workshop Students centered teaching units http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/characteristics-of-student-centered learning and http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/student-centered-learning)
ii. Integrating Vision and Change Into a Biology Curriculum at a Small Comprehensive College By Stacey L. Raimondi, Tamara L. Marsh, and Paul E. Arriola http://digital.nsta.org/article/Integrating+Vision+and+Change+Into+a+Biology+Curriculum+at+a+Small+Comprehensive+College/1676244/203577/article.html
2. Transformed Departments
A. What does a transformed department look like?
i. The PULSE Vision and Change Rubrics v2.0 outline the characteristics of a full transformed department
B. How can we go about developing a plan for transformation?
C. We did a self-assessment using the rubrics but what do we do next?
ii. Online Tool Kit: Strategic Planning (http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/strategic-planning)
iii. Online Workshop:Transforming Departments (http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/departmental-transformation)
D. Are there examples of transformed departments?
E. Have other institutions adopted the V&C recommendations? What were their experiences/results?
i. Vision and Change in the Biology Community: Snapshots of Change. Helen L. Vasaly⇑, Jason Feser*, Matthew D. Lettrich, Kevin Correa, and Katherine J. Denniston http://www.lifescied.org/content/13/1/16.full
ii. Integrating Vision and Change Into a Biology Curriculum at a Small Comprehensive College By Stacey L. Raimondi, Tamara L. Marsh, and Paul E. Arriola (http://digital.nsta.org/article/Integrating+Vision+and+Change+Into+a+Biology+Curriculum+at+a+Small+Comprehensive+College/1676244/203577/article.html)
F. How can we connect with other faculty/departments that are working on incorporating the V&C recommendations?
iii. Regional Networks: Faculty Network Group
3. Professional Development
A. Where can I find professional development workshops for faculty?
B. How can we as a department provide professional development training for faculty who cannot attend outside workshops/conferences? ie adjuncts, post-docs, TAs
4. Incorporating V&C recommendations
A. What resources are available to help us incorporate the V&C recommendations?
i. Core Concepts and Competencies
a. Biocore: Brownell, et al. (2014) Biocore Guide: A Tool for Interpreting the Core Concepts of Vision and Change for Biology Majors, CBE Life Sci Educ June 2, 2014 13:200-211; doi:10.1187/cbe.13-12-0233.
ii. Student-Centered Learning
c. Armbruster, P., Patel, M., Johnson, E., and M. Weiss. (2009).Active Learning and Student-centered Pedagogy Improve Student Attitudes and Performance in Introductory Biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 8, 203-213.
a. Online Workshop http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/active-learning-1
b. Online Toolkit: Active Learning - http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/active-learning
c. Tool to Measure Active Learning Van Amburgh, Jenny A.; Devlin, John W.; Kirwin, Jennifer L.; and Qualters, Donna M., "A tool for measuring active learning in the classroom" (2007).Bouv Faculty Publications.Paper31.http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002371
a. Online Workshop (http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/obtaining-evaluative-data-scholarly-teaching)
c. Assessment Rubric handout (http://www.pulsecommunity.org/page/assessment-rubrics-tools-and-resources)
* Also see: PULSE Resources page.