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
The Small World Initiative originated in Yale's Center for Scientific Learning. It offers a new opportunity to conduct independent undergraduate lab research at the freshman/sophomore levels. It integrates a common research project with core biology concepts to create four distinct introductory courses (Biology for non-majors, Biology for majors, Microbiology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology). The lab course can be used as a stand-alone lab or in concert with a lecture course. The first cohort of implementers was trained in 2013. Since that time, over 50 faculty have been trained and have begun to implement this innovative lab.A symposium will be held at this year's ASM-CUE conference about SWI. This year's training workshop will take place at National University Costa Mesa campus in Orange County, CA, June 2-6, 2015 (just after ASM-CUE). The workshop is hands-on and will train participants…See More