PharmD Assessment

The USC School of Pharmacy Office of Academic Affairs is deeply committed to a culture of assessment and continuous quality improvement.  At the core of its mission, the Office of Academic Affairs:

  • Develops technological innovations for its curricular and assessment needs
  • Manages the PharmD Assessment Plan tied to the USC School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan
  • Administers PharmD program surveys, monitors results and communicates data to key stakeholders
  • Produces assessment and reflection tools to monitor the development of student learning, co-curricular activities, and interprofessional education activities
  • Reviews PharmD course and instructor evaluations to ensure continuous quality improvement of teaching and learning
  • Upholds assessment standards to ensure ongoing reaccreditation with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

 

Office of Academic Affairs

Glen Stimmel, PharmD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
stimmel@usc.edu

Maryann Wu, EdD
Director of Assessment
maryann@usc.edu

Ian Haworth, PhD
Director of Curriculum
ihaworth@usc.edu

Aileen Li
Curriculum and Assessment Support Specialist
aileenli@usc.edu

Joyce Day
Administrative Assistant
joyceday@usc.edu

 

More about PharmD Assessment at the USC School of Pharmacy

Technological Innovations for Curriculum and Assessment

Assessment Plan

To view the PharmD Assessment Plan, click here (login required)

Surveys

The following surveys are distributed throughout the year:

  • PharmD Orientation Survey (P1)
  • Faculty Advisor Survey (P1)
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) Survey (P1)
  • Rho Chi Society Group and Individual Tutoring Survey (P1)
  • Interprofessional Education Day Survey (P3)
  • Co-Curricular Survey (P1, P2, P3)
  • Technology/Teaching Space Survey (P1, P2, P3, P4; Faculty)
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Survey (Fall) (P1, P2, P3, P4)
  • End of Semester Course/Instructor Evaluations (P1, P2, P3)
  • APPE Readiness Survey (P4)
  • AACP Graduating Student and Faculty Surveys (P4; Faculty)
  • AACP Preceptor and Alumni Surveys (preceptors and alumni; every 3-4 years)

Course Evaluations

Course evaluations are administered by the USC Office of Institutional Research

USC Course Evaluations are typically sent out the Monday of the last week of classes. E-mail reminders are sent out to both faculty and students when the evaluation period goes live.  Response rates can be monitored by faculty via Blackboard.

  • To view a sample USC Course Evaluation for the PharmD program, click here (login required)
  • To view the executive summary of Spring 2017 USC Course Evaluations, click here (login required)

 

Assessment Resources

Organizations

Assessment Meetings and Conferences

Journals and Websites Related to Pharmacy Assessment

 

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