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Contributor:Patricia Kroboth
Administrative/Academic Title:Dean
Institution:University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Other Contributors:Denise Howrie Schiff, PharmD, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Susan Meyer, PhD, Associate Dean for Education Randal B. Smith, PhD, Senior Associate Dean
Title:Note-Worthy Practice – Standard 2 – Pittsburgh
Tool/Process Description:
Standard 2
 
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” ―Winston Churchill Long-Range Plan.
 
The School of Pharmacy’s Long-Range Plan 2006–2012 is an extension of Long-Range Plan 2001–2006, which has evolved over time in a highly participative fashion. The Plan has been, and is, mission- and vision-driven, outcomes-oriented, and aligned with the five strategic outcome areas articulated by the University of Pittsburgh. The School’s Plan was developed with input from stakeholders, including the entire faculty and administrative staff in consultation with a management consultant, and has been a part (since 2001) of how the School conducts its business. Long-Range Plan 2006–2012 clearly addresses all four major elements of the School’s mission within its five major outcome areas: • Educating the Next Generation of Practitioners and Scientists (education mission) • Advancing Human Health through Research (research mission) • Enhancing the Health of the Community through Partnerships (patient care and service missions) • Enhancing our Capabilities through Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness • Securing an Adequate Resource Base Goals within each outcome area are divided by the mission of excellence (organizational goals) and innovation and leadership (strategic goals). Programmatic Assessment. Beginning in 2002, the School used templates that included milestones and timelines for tracking progress. The manual process of updating templates was cumbersome. In 2009, Progress At a GlancE (PAGE) was created to facilitate data update and review of the status of each goal under the five major outcome areas of Long-Range Plan 2006-2012. Figure 1 shows a segment of PAGE that demonstrates change in status or progress over time. The School has five major outcome areas, within which are a total of approximately 65 elements that are tracked over time. A second component of PAGE that enhances efficiency is the School’s development of software that allows capture of achievements of individual faculty members through electronically submitted annual achievement reports. Data from councils, departments, and administrative staff directors are captured manually. Responsibility center, individual responsible, and resources required for each goal in the Plan Figure 1. Example Measure from Progress At a GlancE (PAGE) Measure Target FY02 FY06 FY07 FY08 Status Indicator National leader in pharmacy education PharmD Program Excellence NAPLEX pass rate first attempt (%) >95% 96.4% 90.1% 96.7% 99.0% ▀ are also clearly defined. The assistant dean for academic affairs has assumed the responsibility for managing the update process for PAGE. Figure 2 provides a visual summary of the School’s process for planning and evaluation.

Tool/Process Details:

Length of use:1-3 years
Requirements:Either Word or Excel to create PAGE (Progress At a GlancE)
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Citation:
Kroboth PD, Howrie Schiff, D, Meyer SM, Smith RB. Long Range Planning and Programmatic Assessment. Personal Communication.
Difficulty:2
Cost:Free
URL:http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu/about/pubs/ACPE2009/ACPE_Report.pdf
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