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Maryann WuEdD

Maryann WuEdD

Assistant Dean for Assessment and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Maryann Wu currently serves as assistant dean for assessment and assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. She received her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University and doctorate in educational leadership from the USC Rossier School of Education.

Since joining the USC School of Pharmacy in 2016, Wu has played a key role in building the PharmD assessment program, implementing the PharmD curriculum, and ensuring the school continues to uphold all standards required by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

She is also the co-founder of AARDVARC (the Automated Approach to Reviewing and Developing Valuable Assessment Resources for your Curriculum) and PHARCAR (Pharmacy Consolidated Annual Review), two software products developed at the USC School of Pharmacy. With the support of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, AARDVARC received a provisional patent in 2018 and copyright in 2020.

Wu’s research interests are in curriculum and instruction, assessment, educational technology, innovation, student learning and motivation, student development, career development, and diversity and inclusion issues in higher education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment
  • Educational Technology
  • Innovation
  • Student Learning and Motivation
  • Student Development
  • Career Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Higher Education
  • Education

    University of Southern California

    EdD

    The Ohio State University

    MA

    Miami University

    BA

  • Links
  • Selected Articles

    Using Technology to Automate Syllabus Construction for Programmatic, Curricular, Faculty and Experiential Assessment Activities

    International Journal of Educational Management
    Wu, M., Brill, D.A., Shirodkar, M.P., Tan, J., Poptani, M., Wang, Y. and Haworth, I.S.

    AARDVARC (Automated Approach to Reviewing and Developing Valuable Assessment Resources for your Curriculum) was created with the core function of standardizing course syllabi through the use of a web-based portal and the ability to query fields within the portal to collect multiple points of data. AARDVARC permits quick and efficient gathering of programmatic, curricular, faculty, teaching, preceptor and financial data to facilitate meaningful change and a shared responsibility of assessment. This software has allowed automatic completion of complex analytics each semester, including coverage of program outcomes, course learning objectives, teaching and assessment methods, course readings, topics covered in the curriculum, faculty teaching hours, experiential activities, coverage of disease states and scheduling of peer observation of teaching.

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    Innovation Using a Web-Based Syllabus Platform for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Newsletter Vol. 7(2): pp. 13-14
    Wang, Y., Shirodkar, M., Wu, M., Haworth, I.

    This article describes the use of AARDVARC (Automated Approach to Reviewing and Developing Valuable Assessment Resources for your Curriculum) for advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs).

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    Assessment of the Impact of Co-Curricular Activities on Achievement of Doctor of Pharmacy Program Outcomes

    Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
    Matthews, M.E., Avoundjian, A., Ameripour, D., Fakolade, W., Wu, M., Haworth, I.S.

    Co-curricular activities are recognized as an increasingly important aspect of pharmacy education. The purpose of this study was to assess student perceived progress in achieving program outcomes through voluntary co-curricular activities compared with learning of the same outcomes through mandatory curricular activities.

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