The PULSE Aims are to:
1. Engage entire departments in a process of organizational and institutional change to incorporate evidence-based teaching and learning practices and strategies;
2. Cultivate cohesive departmental teams that enact transformation through facilitative leadership, collaboration, and negotiation in each institutional context;
3. Guide departments striving toward exemplary standards of practice through ongoing, iterative, self-reflective assessment of their strengths and weaknesses;
4. Intentionally foster inclusivity by engaging institutions of all types to reach all students, regardless of background and future aspirations;
5. Create and support communities of practice that share resources and strategies to transform life sciences programs in ways that can lead to improved student outcomes;
6. Evaluate the outcomes of PULSE’s programs regularly, modify them as necessary to enhance their impact, and disseminate our findings in a cycle of continuous improvement.