The Southeastern PULSE Fellows established a strategy for inviting Institute participants that sought to be fair and to represent the diversity of institution types and students within our region.

Invitations to apply to send a team to the first SERP Institute (2014) were mailed to 70 institutions that were selected from among the over 800 institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). The “semi-randomized” invitation process ensured equal representation of institutions of all Carnegie Classification types, with at least 30% minority-serving institutions. After review of the applications received, twenty schools were selected to participate.

Each team includes a life sciences department/division Chair, two to three faculty members (full or part-time), and an administrator (e.g., Dean) that has the authority to support department reform.

Follow these links to view the application forms that the team leader completed and the form completed by each individual team member.

The SE PULSE Fellows will be working with new and existing leaders in undergraduate life sciences throughout the southeast to continue helping departments transform and/or continuously improve their programs! Please let us know of your interest by joining the PULSE community ( and the SE Regional PULSE group (!

States whose institutions are accredited by SACS-COC