Laboratory Instructors SIG Innovations in Research and Assessment

February 07, 2023
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Laboratory Instructors SIG

The Laboratory Instructors SIG is pleased to have members of the Research and Assessment Committee share findings from their research collaborations and discuss innovative research methods. A broad overview of conducting needs assessments as a systematic and rational way to obtain information will be provided and specialized techniques for data gathering and analysis discussed. Findings from two committee research projects will also be shared – a lab faculty workload survey and an analysis of barriers to achieving an entrustable professional activity level of 2 or higher at the end of the didactic curriculum. 


  1. Describe basic group techniques for data gathering and analysis including nominal group technique and focus group interviews.
  2. Describe specialized survey and group techniques for data gathering and analysis including DACUM and Delphi.
  3. Discuss a sampling of results from the Lab SIG workload survey.
  4. Describe behaviors identified within the laboratory courses that may prevent a student from being deemed ready to enter advanced pharmacy practice experiences.


Kelly Lempicki, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University


Jeanne Frenzel, PharmD, PhD, BCSCP
Professor, Pharmacy Practice  
North Dakota State University College of Health Professions  

Heidi Anksorus, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Kali M. VanLangen, PharmD, BCPS
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Ferris State University College of Pharmacy