The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) was awarded a grant (DBI-1241293) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help facilitate a peer-review process to select the Vision and Change Leadership Fellows. The project, jointly funded by the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, is part of continuing efforts to implement Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. The work of the Fellows is expected to make significant contributions to an unprecedented transformation of the undergraduate biology education community's understanding of institutional barriers to change and of strategies for overcoming them.
In 2013, AIBS worked with the collaborating organizations in the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) initiative: [NSF, the National Institutes of Health-NIGMS (NIH-NIGMS), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the PULSE working partner, Knowinnovation (KI)] to support the work of the PULSE Leadership Fellows as they worked towards their the goal of catalyzing systemic change in undergraduate life science education.
In 2014, AIBS is now working to raise awareness of and encourage participation in this project among the community by supporting the efforts of two of their working groups: