Jacob named a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow
September 23, 2012
Oxford associate professor of biology Nitya Jacob has been named to a selective group recently announced by the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). The 40 Vision and Change Leadership Fellows will identify and consider how to eliminate barriers to the systemic changes needed to improve undergraduate life sciences education.
In response Jacob says, "I am honored to be selected as a PULSE Vision and Change Leadership Fellow and excited to have the opportunity of working with a group of dedicated leaders across the nation. I am passionate about the national initiative of implementing widespread change in undergraduate life sciences education. Through the work of PULSE, I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues at Oxford and Emory Colleges to expand and enhance student-centered learning approaches in our biology courses, especially at the introductory level. I am also eager to rally more colleagues, including those at other institutions, to join the PULSE community so, together, we can pursue a transformation of undergraduate biology education."
PULSE is a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. The effort supports a yearlong program in which Vision and Change Leadership Fellows consider and then recommend models for improving undergraduate life sciences education.