The PULSE Recognition Program is 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 and completing the PULSE Rubrics;
- A site visit by PULSE Fellows, followed by feedback 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.