What Really Matters in Educational Scholarship-Impact or Output?

August 15, 2022
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Pharmacy Practice Section

Impact must be the goal of scholarship in education. However, educational scholarship is often evaluated based on outputs, like publications and grants. A broader conceptualization of impact is needed to recognize and value the many diverse scholarly contributions advancing teaching and learning in pharmacy education. This session introduces an evidence-informed model examining impact and the "people, processes, products" framework as a method for describing the impact of educational scholarship.


  1. Define impact in the context of educational scholarship.
  2. Apply the "Impact of What? On What?" model to individual scholarly contributions for assessment of their impact.
  3. Examine and describe the impact of a scholarly initiative using the people, processes, products framework.


Janet Cooley, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor, Director of Experiential Education
The University of Arizona


Kristin Kari Janke, Ph.D. 
Director, Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education
Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Senior Associate to the Dean, Assessment & Quality
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy