Reenvisioning assessment for the academy and the accreditation council for pharmacy education's standards revision process

Kristin K. Janke, Katherine A. Kelley, Sarah E. Kuba, Holly L. Mason, Bruce A. Mueller, Kimberly S. Plake, Hazel H. Seaba, Cref Refidaff, Burgunda V. Sweet, Gary C. Yee

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Abstract

Assessment has become a major aspect of accreditation processes across all of higher education. As the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) plans a major revision to the standards for doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education, an in-depth, scholarly review of the approaches and strategies for assessment in the PharmD program accreditation process is warranted. This paper provides 3 goals and 7 recommendations to strengthen assessment in accreditation standards. The goals include: (1) simplified standards with a focus on accountability and improvement, (2) institutionalization of assessment efforts; and (3) innovation in assessment. Evolving and shaping assessment practices is not the sole responsibility of the accreditation standards. Assessment requires commitment and dedication from individual faculty members, colleges and schools, and organizations supporting the college and schools, such as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Therefore, this paper also challenges the academy and its members to optimize assessment practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number141
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume77
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Janke, K. K., Kelley, K. A., Kuba, S. E., Mason, H. L., Mueller, B. A., Plake, K. S., Seaba, H. H., Refidaff, C., Sweet, B. V., & Yee, G. C. (2013). Reenvisioning assessment for the academy and the accreditation council for pharmacy education's standards revision process. American journal of pharmaceutical education, 77(7), [141]. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe777141