2021 Committee Nominations and Information

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2021 Call for Committee Volunteers 

Dr. Stuart Haines, AACP President-elect is seeking volunteers to serve on AACP Standing, Special and Advisory, and Awards Committees for the 2021-2022 committee cycle. In addition, President-elect Haines is recruiting volunteers for a Task Force on Professionalism and Social Media.

If you are looking to enrich your AACP member experience and contribute to pharmacy education in a new and rewarding way, now is your chance! Participating on an AACP committee is an opportunity to share your expertise, connect with fellow members, and collaborate with your colleagues on programs and initiatives aimed at advancing the mission and strategic priorities of the Association.

Committee Availability and Qualifications  

Please review the AACP 2021–2022 Committee Openings and Criteria document for a detailed list of committees, charges, desired qualifications, and time commitments. The selection process will begin in early May and selected volunteers will be notified in June 2021. Committee appointments are made by the AACP President-elect and staff liaisons based on specific composition, roles, and charges. Please note, committee participation is limited and not all volunteers will be able to serve on a committee during the 2021-2022 cycle.

Committee members shall be active individual or student individual members of the Association and may be reappointed. Having special expertise or experience needed to fulfill committees assigned agendas may also be a qualifying factor.

 

The 2021 call for volunteers is closed. 

2021-2022 Standing Committee Charges: 

President-elect Dr. Stuart Haines is focusing his upcoming presidency on addressing essential elements of our new strategic plan. President-elect Haines has identified the following charges for the 2021-2022 Standing Committees: 

  • Academic Affairs Committee: Update the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) Outcomes and entrustable professional activity (EPA) statements for new pharmacy graduates; include guidance on how CAPE Outcome and EPA statements should be used by member institutions, faculty, preceptor, and students; make recommendations on how updated CAPE & EPA statements should be incorporated into the proposed updated ACPE standards and guidelines (e.g., what should AACP’s stance be).
  • Argus Commission: Critically examine the social forces that will likely have a significant impact on population health in the United States over the next 10-20 years. These forces include (but are not limited to) disparities in healthcare access and delivery, demographic trends, migration, and climate change.  Advise AACP leadership and member institutions on how best to prepare for these trends and the role that the academy and profession should play in addressing them.
  • Professional Affairs Committee: Develop a resource guide for member institutions and faculty regarding payment for pharmacist services. The guide should explore models for payment, including value-based payment structures, that can be successfully used to support the practice-related activities of faculty. Make recommendations for a model “practice plan” for faculty employed by colleges/schools of pharmacy. This work should be coordinated with the Strategic Engagement Committee.
  • Research and Graduate Affairs Committee: Identify the critical barriers that hinder current PharmD students / recent graduates as well as under-represented groups (e.g., Black and Latinx) from pursuing advanced degrees and research-related career paths in the pharmaceutical, social & behavioral, and clinical sciences.  Recommend changes that might address these barriers — this may include recommendations to change the fundamental structure of graduate education.
  • Strategic Engagement Committee: Develop a resource guide for AACP and member institutions to advocate for payment for practice-related services from State and Federal programs. The focus of this charge is on payment for patient care services delivered by faculty employed by colleges/schools of pharmacy. Identify the potential sources of payment through State and Federal programs, the current mechanisms for payment, and changes to current laws/regulations/policies that would likely increase payments to faculty (directly or indirectly) for patient care services.
  • Student Affairs Committee: Develop a resource guide for member institutions regarding the implementation of strategies to holistically address the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff. Provide recommendations to AACP on future programs and services to support member institutions in these endeavors.

In addition, the following Ad-hoc Task Force will be appointed:

  • Professionalism and Social Media Task Force: This special task force is being appointed to grapple with the appropriate use of social media to express one’s feeling and opinions. Given that social media is often perceived to be a “semi-private” space, it is unclear to students, faculty, and staff what the appropriate uses of social media are and what constitutes a transgression of professional conduct. The Professionalism and Social Media Task Force will: Review the current social media landscape and how it is being used for both personal and professional purposes; provide examples of how lapses in professional conduct online have negatively impacted individuals and institutions; provide examples of both appropriate and inappropriate social media use by pharmacy professionals and educators for both personal and professional purposes; and develop guiding principles for students, faculty, and staff that AACP and member institutions can adopt.

Background

AACP Committees are organized into the following categories:

  • Standing Committees
  • Special and Advisory Committees
  • Awards Committees
  • Ad hoc Committees and Task Forces

Standing Committees are established in AACP’s Bylaws and are tasked with creating and carrying out action plans directly related to AACP’s strategic priorities and charges of the current President. Special and Advisory Committees contribute to the Association by providing technical expertise or advice in specific areas such as admissions, the Journal, etc. Awards Committees aid in selecting and recommending candidates for the Association’s awards. In addition, Ad hoc Committees and Task Forces may be appointed for very specific tasks and timeframes. 

Each year, the AACP President-elect sets forth goals for the Association and charges for the committees to carry out this work. Committee appointments are made by the AACP President-elect and staff liaisons based on specific composition, roles, and charges.

Questions about the selection process or duties of each committee may be directed to Candelaria Moralez, Manager of Governance Groups and Programs.