PSALSE member organizations have many programs and resources related to education, Vision & Change, and professional development. It’s difficult to know what each organization is offering, which can make it hard for educators and students to find the resources they are looking for, or for other society professionals to find components to help organize or manage life science education initiatives.
PSALSE is pleased to offer an inventory that distills how PSALSE affiliates organize and conduct their priorities. The spreadsheet lists program categories and activities with specific links (URLS or emails, where available) for more information that offers practical help to society professionals and easy access to resources for educators and students.
Examples of possible inventory use:
An undergraduate student (or her advisor) looking for financial support for undergraduate research or travel to a professional conference may use the PSALSE inventory to directly assess which societies provide research fellowships or travel awards. The societies with available support have also listed direct URLs to each program, providing the student (or her advisor) with more information.
An educator may be interested in finding vetted classroom resources promoting the principles of Vision & Change to use in their own courses (after all, why reinvent the wheel?). The PSALSE inventory provides direct access to resources from individual PSALSE member organizations as well as access to some of the larger repositories and partnerships (eg. Life Sciences Teaching Resource Community or CourseSource). Educators may also find resources related to the scholarship of teaching and learning via the PSALSE inventory.
If an organization’s leadership is thinking of establishing a new undergraduate faculty teaching award, the PSALSE inventory provides a snapshot of all PSALSE member affiliates offering such an award. Staff or leadership may then examine the award description and application of each currently available award while developing their own, and/or contact staff associated with the organizations offering awards to gather advice and information.