The PULSE Recognition Program is an ambitious endeavor designed to motivate departments to implement change in accordance with the recommendations of Vision and Change. Participation in the Recognition Program is a multi-step process that involves
- Gathering departmental data, completing the PULSE Rubrics;
- A site visit, followed by feedback from PULSE Fellows conducting the site visit on departmental strengths as well as opportunities for improvement; and
- Assignment of a PULSE Progression Level. Modeled after LEED Certification for green construction, the PULSE progression level represents a department’s achievements in successfully implementing changes to promote greater student success in life sciences education.
- Through iterative participation cycles (e.g. every 5-7 years), departments will identify areas needing attention, and focus efforts to increase their Progression Level over time based on their individual departmental goals.