Midwest and Great Plains Region Summer Workshop 2023

2023 Midwest and Great Plains Network Conference
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Tuesday June 6-Thursday June 8, 2023

Meeting Material:  

2023 Meeting Agenda

2023 Main folder with workshop materials

Keynote Address: Ryan D.P. Dunk, PhD 
“Teaching Socially Relevant Topics in the Undergraduate Biology Classroom”  
Postdoctoral Scholar, Biological Sciences
Auburn University 

June 6-8 Interactive Sessions

  • Making Classrooms Inclusive: Measuring Students’ Perceptions of Inclusion and Implementing Strategies
  • Using Creative Problem Solving and Facilitated Leadership
  • Departmental Transformation Sessions – Leading and Facilitating Departmental Change
  • Course-based strategies for nurturing students’ well-being  
  • Assessment Using BioMAPS                                                                                     
  • Revealing and Improving Student Competence through Analysis and Graphing of Biological Data
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Your Programs
  • Creation of Action Plans Addressing Departmental Change

2023 Conference Goals:

  1. Convey strategies for facilitating departmental discussions on curricular change.
  2. Assess the alignment of your curriculum with PULSE Vision & Change core concepts and competencies.
  3. Engage with the PULSE Rubrics to identify program strengths and identify areas that need attention.
  4. Develop departmental action plans aligned with PULSE Vision & Change principles.
  5. Foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies in teaching and within departmental change efforts.
  6. Identify talents, expertise, support in the Midwest Great Plains region, and foster a supportive community of practice for maintaining and growing the network.
  7. Gain information about PULSE resources (Ambassadors, recognition, rubrics).
  8. Enhance undergraduate life sciences education.


Logistics – Travel and Hotel Information  


The PULSE Midwest and Great Plains Regional Network is supported by NSF award #1730553 from the National Science Foundation