The map below is intended to showcase stories of Departmental and Institutional Change that are occurring in the Pacific Northwest PULSE Community of Practice. Many of these are ongoing projects, whose leaders would benefit from input and resources…
"The AAC&U meeting was in San Diego Oct 31 - Nov 2. there were a number of fellows there and a pre-conference workshop and conference session led by David Marcey and Betsy Desy. more information can be found in the attached file"
The Northwest (NW) has 6 PULSE Fellows from diverse institution types, and these individuals have come together to form the Northwest PULSE working group. Using funds from a recently awarded NSF EAGER (NSF #1347553), this group seeks to build upon the momentum generated by the PULSE Leadership Fellows’ work to create a NW V&C Community of Practice (COP), a network of colleges and universities in the NW (AK, WY, MT, ID, WA, OR). Institutions that join the COP will use the resources and tools…See More
Raising the PULSE: An Awareness Campaign to Engage Departments in Implementing Vision and ChangeJ. Awong-Taylor, G. Bangera, R. Cardullo, W. Davis, E. Goldey, A. Hill, M. Lee-Brown, C. PetersonSupported by a collaborative of NSF, NIH, and HHMI, forty life science educators with experience as departmental and/or institutional administrators were selected in Fall, 2012 as Leadership Fellows for the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). A novel experiment in educational…See More
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
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
Please share this group with othersThis 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
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