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

Kari L. Franson, PharmD, PhD, BCPP
Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs

Maryann Wu, EdD
Assistant Dean for Assessment

Edith Mirzaian, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Dean for Curriculum

Jennifer Hsu
Program Administrator – PharmD Curriculum

Mrunmayee Prakash Shirodkar
Lead Developer


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)


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)
  • Co-Curricular Survey (P1, P2, P3)
  • End of Semester Course/Instructor Evaluations (P1, P2, P3)
  • Wellness and Mental Health Surveys (P1, P2, P3, P4)
  • Interprofessional Education Day Survey (P2, P3)
  • APPE Readiness Survey (P3)
  • AACP Graduating Student and Faculty Surveys (P4; Faculty)
  • AACP Preceptor and Alumni Surveys (preceptors and alumni; every 3-4 years)

Learning Experience Evaluations

Learning Experience Evaluations are administered by the USC Office of Institutional Research

USC Learning Experience 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.


Assessment Resources


Assessment Meetings and Conferences

Journals and Websites Related to Pharmacy Assessment


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