The impact from the 2011 Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education report led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science has rippled across the country, sparking curricular and institutional change. Part of this dissemination of ideas in and approaches to biology education took place thanks to the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE). This community of undergraduate life science instructors actively supports its members in efforts to bring about authentic, grassroots, departmental change at institutions of higher education.

Program officers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute for General Medical Sciences initiated PULSE in 2012 to stimulate the implementation of the Vision and Change report. What started as a working group made up of 40 Vision and Change Leadership Fellows evolved into a non-profit organization that orchestrates regional meetings among members of PULSE, disseminates resources that support departmental change,...

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