Assessment in Pharmacy Education: COVID Edition

October 28, 2020
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Assessment SIG.

COVID-19 has impacted the landscape of higher education in unprecedented ways. It has forced pharmacy educators to reconsider long standing traditions in and out of the classroom, made us rethink the student experience, and reinvent ourselves. Some of the more stressful conversations for faculty members and students is the discussion of assessment. Every program has looked at new and unique ways to manage assessment of student learning in hybrid, fully remote, and blended environments. Making choices about assessment in the classroom seems more difficult than ever. COVID-19 has also made us rethink our programmatic assessment plans. Course evaluations, IPE, co-curricular activities and other programmatic assessment needs must be re-evaluated in the wake of the pandemic. This session will provide suggestions and discussion on considerations, tools, and implementing assessment in these varied environments.


  1. Identify factors to consider when developing formative and summative assessments in hybrid learning environments
  2. Discuss the impact of Covid-19 on programmatic assessment and accreditation
  3. Develop strategies and explore tools for balancing student concerns and faculty concerns around assessment


Kimberly K. Daugherty, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Michael Fulford, PhD
Director of Assessment
Interim Lead for Faculty Affairs
Senior Academic Professional
The College of Pharmacy
The University of Georgia