We’d like to invite you to participate in our NSF funded project the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) Recognition Program.
Departments participating in the PULSE Recognition Program will:
engage in self-reflection of their programs relative to national best practices in undergraduate life sciences education
assess whether departmental practices are leading to changes that align with current best practices in STEM education
receive a report detailing strengths and opportunities for improvement
receive a rating, (called a PULSE Progression Level) that can be compared to other institutions across the country
gain expert insights and advice useful for informing accreditation, program review, or leveraging resources for the program/department.
One participating department stated: “being part of the pilot program provided us an opportunity to gauge our progress thus far; learn more about how to implement more suitable assessment of our students’ abilities and provide all of our faculty with tools and information for better engagement of students in the classroom.”
We are excited to invite you to participate in this program. The Recognition Program has support through a NSF grant to defray some of the costs for qualifying departments. Please complete this form to determine grant funding eligibility.
To read more about the Recognition Program’s findings, please see the publications in CBE-Life Sciences Education and PLOS One. If you have questions, please contact Loretta Brancaccio-Taras at email@example.com. We look forward to working with your department.
PULSE Recognition Team
Judy Awong-Taylor, Georgia Gwinnett College
Loretta Brancaccio-Taras, CUNY Kingsborough Community College
Christine Goedhart, University of British Columbia
Cleo Hughes Darden, Morgan State University
Thomas Jack, Dartmouth College
Sara Lindsay, University of Maine
Kate Marley, Doane University
Pamela Pape-Lindstrom, Harford Community College
Marcy Peteroy- Kelly, Pace University
Akif Uzman, University of Houston-Downtown