Recognition Visit

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.

A call to action


Institution members gather departmental data and complete the PULSE Rubrics.


Site visit

A site visit by PULSE Fellows comes next, followed by feedback on departmental strengths as well as opportunities for improvement.

PULSE Progression Level

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.

“…[The] Recognition process provided our department with important opportunities to reflect on our individual and collective pedagogical goals, consider our curriculum, assess our outcomes, chart our progress, and gain new perspectives.” 

Liberal Arts College


“…[The Recognition Program] has helped us identify areas where we can improve to meet the call of Vision and Change which has helped us leverage resources on our campus to do so.”

Resarch 1 University

The PULSE Recognition Program is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) RCN-UBE award XXXXXXX, with previous support under EAGER award XXXXXXXX.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.




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