AACP Holistic Admissions Institute
Strengthening Holistic Review in Pharmacy Admissions
Continuing Professional Development Information
Hyatt Regency Dulles
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This educational activity is open to all pharmacists and is of particular interest to CEO Deans, Associate Deans, Directors of Admissions, Admissions Committee Chairs and Members.
Session: Holistic Admissions: Setting the Stage I and II
Presented by: Venita J. Sposetti, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Education, Office of Admissions, University of Florida College of Dentistry; S. Elizabeth White, M.A.Ed, Lead Learning and Engagement Specialist, Advancing Holistic Review Initiative, Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges; Jennifer L. Adams, Pharm.D., Ed.D., Senior Advisor, Student Affairs, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify each of the essential learning tools provided.
2. Conform to the agreed upon guidelines for effective instruction.
3. Assess the admission policies, process, practices, and prevailing perceptions using the Holistic Review
Admissions Assessment Tool.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-001-L04-P & 0581-0000-17-002-L04-P, Activity-type: Knowledge-based
Session: Exploring the AAMC Holistic Review Framework
Presented by: Venita J. Sposetti, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Education, Office of Admissions, University of Florida College of Dentistry; S. Elizabeth White, M.A.Ed, Lead Learning and Engagement Specialist, Advancing Holistic Review Initiative, Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges
1. Define holistic review.
2. Define the four key factors which influence admission decisions.
3. Identify the relevant dimensions of diversity using the Experiences-Attributes-Academic Metrics Model.
4. Describe unconscious bias and how it can interfere with admissions outcomes.
5. Differentiate the terms “holistic review” and a “holistic admissions process.”
6. Describe the role diversity plays in service of the school’s mission.
7. Identify two strategies for minimizing undue influence in the admissions process.
8. Reassess the questions in Part 1 of the Holistic Review Admissions Assessment Tool.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-003-L04-P, Activity-type: Knowledge-based
Session: Exploring the AAMC Holistic Review Framework (Cont'd)
1. Evaluate the school’s current admissions policy, process, and practice using the Four Core Principles of a
Holistic Admission Process.
2. Describe the Diversity Excellence Paradigm
3. Determine and record the outcomes to be achieved by your school when leveraging diversity (broadly
4. Cite three benefits of making data-informed admission-related decisions.
5. Provide an example that represents the notion of “shaping the class.”
6. Share three examples of why it’s important to evaluate admission outcomes
7. Identify three out of the five legal requirements for institutions using race and ethnicity conscious policies from
those presented in their materials.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-004-L04-P, Activity-type: Application-based
Session: Essential Elements of Effective Implementation
1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of successful schools, identifying those that are currently doing well
as well as those where work may be needed.
2. Describe what is meant by the term “alignment” in the context of a holistic admissions process.
3. Identify three benefits of continuous quality improvement (CQI) for work in admissions.
4. Conduct an initial review of Kotter’s Accelerated 8-Step Change Model
UAN: 0581-0000-17-005-L04-P, Activity-type: Knowledge-based
Session: Staging for Success
1. Complete a thorough draft of the first three of the eight steps in the model by working as a team.
2. Apply that work to drafting a change strategy to be reviewed by coalition members.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-006-L04-P, Activity-type: Application-based
Session: ACPE Overview of Assessment of Admissions
Presented by: Mary E. Kiersma, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Director, Professional Degree Program Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Compare program admission policies and procedures with the expectations of the accreditation standards.
2. List the required information on program outcomes that must be made available to the public.
3. Describe the expectations for reporting of required annual monitoring parameters to ACPE.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-007-L04-P, Activity-type: Knowledge-based
Session: Assessment of Admissions
Presented by: Angie Choi, Ed.D., Director of Admissions, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy; Wendy Cox, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Dean for Curricular and Student Affairs, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Schwanda K. Flowers, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Faculty Development, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy; Linda Garavalia, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Assessment, Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy; Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D., M.S., Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; and Megan H. Nguyen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Director of Enrollment Management, Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
1. Describe the components of an effective assessment cycle for admissions.
2. Develop an assessment plan for admissions processes.
3. Select effective assessment tools for academic and non-academic admissions variables.
4. Identify appropriate analytical and reporting strategies for admissions data.
UAN: 0581-0000-17-008-L04-P, Activity-type: Application-based
Speakers have indicated that they do not have conflicts of interest, nor relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest pertaining to their respective presentation(s). Program planners have also indicated that they do not have any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Continuing Education Credit:
AACP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists may earn up to 9.50 contact hours or 0.950 CEUs following the successful completion of the CE activity requirements.
Continuing Education Credit Requirements:
Attendees must register, complete and submit CE session evaluations by accessing the online AACP Continuing Education Administration software program, Learning Express CE (LECE). Login or create your account with your AACP e-mail and password if you don’t already have an account on LECE. (Please verify that your NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate are correctly entered in your LECE profile and correspond with your NABP record. Failure to ensure this information is identical in both programs will jeopardize your earning CE credits.) Click on the 2017 AACP Holistic Admissions Institute link under the “CPD Activity” column and select each session you attended from the list of sessions offering CE credit. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Register” button. With the Access Code provided at the Institute, complete the evaluation for each session you are requesting continuing education credit. Completion of the evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. Attendees will have four weeks following the Institute to complete the evaluations. Access to session activity evaluations in LECE will be denied after February 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET. You may print “proof of participation” from the system for your records. Pharmacists can login to their NABP e-profile to access information about their completed CPE and to print a valid statement of credit if needed.
Registration for the 2017 Holistic Admissions Institute will cost $1,195 per person for AACP institutional members and $1,395 per person for non-institutional members. There is no additional fee for continuing education credit.
No financial support was identified for any component of this educational activity.
Last updated on: 3/1/2017 1:05 PM