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Planetary Health Education Fellow

Planetary Health Education Fellow

 

The Planetary Health Alliance is hiring an Education Fellow to play a central role in developing an educational platform for the emerging field of Planetary Health.  Planetary health is an interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and quantifying the human health impacts of the accelerating transformation of most of Earth’s natural systems…

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Added by Amalia Almada on June 14, 2016 at 3:21pm — No Comments


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First Ever Georgia Tech School of Biology Teaching Retreat

I summarized our teaching retreat, held Aug 4-5, 2015, in this blog post:

https://jchoigt.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/first-ever-georgia-tech-school-of-biology-teaching-retreat/

Added by Jung Choi on August 8, 2015 at 8:37pm — No Comments

What Fires Should Educators Light?

As a first entry, I would like to share a opinion piece that I wrote that was published in the Winter 2014 issue of Peer Review (an AAC&U publication):

http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/2014/winter/husic

I think a lot about ways to integrate the sciences into the liberal arts and how we might get students to understand the social context of science.  This will likely be a theme of many…

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Added by Diane White Husic on July 5, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Free Online Content

Smart Sparrow Adaptive eLearning Platform has partnered with Inspark Education Network to provide free online lessons in various STEM fields. You can:

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Added by Lara on May 8, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

How Do Textbooks Need to Change?

I attended the DC meeting that led to the 2011 Final Report, and was amazed at the energy in the community. Now that we have some roadmaps and general strategies, it's time to tackle the specific barriers to student learning. One that is important to me is the textbook, both for majors and non-majors. 

I'd like to take the pulse of this community and see what they are thinking and wanting to see. Specifically I'm asking 4 open-ended questions:

  1. Are current commercial…
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Added by Dan (A. Daniel) Johnson on January 7, 2014 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

V&C Rubrics

I just took a look at the rubrics and I am very impressed. This is the type of practical documents that departments can use. 

Kudos to the authors. 

I also like the effort to get certification program going. Let me know if you are looking for departments to pilot this effort. I could ask my department if they are willing. 

Added by A. Malcolm Campbell on July 21, 2013 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Who are you connected to?

The 2 foundations of a great network are the connectors (the people who link people together) and the links themselves.

I thought it would be interesting to show how people are already connected within the PULSE community. To do this I used the links already created by members "friend-ing" each other on the community website. This map shows Fellows in green as well as other PULSE members in purple.…

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Added by Aristotle on May 27, 2013 at 8:29am — No Comments


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AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling the Changes- Abstract from Taking the Pulse

Taking the Pulse: Development of a certification program to recognize life science departments implementing the recommendations of the Vision and Change Report

The 2011 report, ‘Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action’ recognized that a 21st century education requires changes to how the life sciences are taught, how academic departments support faculty, and how curricular decisions are made. The Partnership…

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Added by Sandra L. Romano on February 14, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments


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AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling the Changes-- Abstract from Spreading the Pulse (V&C Ambassadors)

Ambassadors for Curricular Change

A multi-year planning process produced the 2011 report, ‘Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action’ that advocated for a focus on core concepts and core competencies in undergraduate life science education. Widespread adoption of these recommendations will in many cases require changes to how the life sciences are taught, how academic departments support faculty, and…

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Added by Gary Reiness on February 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling the Changes-- Abstract from Faculty Networks

PULSE Faculty Networks: 

Supporting Faculty as Agents of Change

Years of teaching and learning scholarship describe the great need for large-scale changes in college-level science instruction, as summarized in the Vision and Change (V&C) report. However, there are recognized barriers to implementing the Vision and Change…

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Added by Jo Anne Powell-Coffman on February 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling the Changes--Raising the PULSE Abstract Submission

Raising the PULSE: An Awareness Campaign to Engage Departments in Implementing Vision and Change

J. Awong-Taylor, G. Bangera, R. Cardullo, W. Davis, E. Goldey, A. Hill, M. Lee-Brown, C. Peterson

Supported by a collaborative of NSF,…

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Added by William B. Davis on February 6, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education Meeting - PULSE Council Abstract

PULSE – Organizing to Catalyze Change

Teresa Balser, University of Florida, Loretta Brancaccio-Taras, Kingsborough Community College, Kate Marley, Doane College and Akif Uzman, University of Houston-Downtown

The final decades of the 20th Century witnessed an explosion in knowledge generation across the life sciences,…

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Added by Akif Uzman on February 5, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Is the Article Crucial to My Research? Evaluating Task-Oriented Impacts of Scientific Articles in Information Seeking

 

Is the Article Crucial to My Research? Evaluating Task-Oriented Impacts of Scientific Articles in Information Seeking

Jiepu Jiang, Daqing He, Shuguang Han, Wei Jeng

School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Abstract

We propose a new aspect of evaluating scientific articles: crucialness, which refers to the state of articles being not only…

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Added by Beth Gormley on December 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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