Award for Excellence in Assessment

AACP Resource

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy invites applications for the AACP Award for Excellence in Pharm.D. Program Assessment. This award acknowledges an assessment initiative or project that uses systematic collection, review and use of information to improve the Pharm.D. program. This award is designed to recognize a program for improving curricula and student learning and/or programmatic continuing quality improvement. This award recognizes both outstanding discrete initiative or project and global programmatic assessments for developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of pharmacy professional education. Each winning applicant college/school is provided a stipend of up to $1,200 to cover the costs of registration, travel, and accommodations to attend the AACP Annual Meeting. 
 

Open now for 2020–2021 submissions.

Submit an Application

Deadline for submissions is February 10, 2021 at midnight PST..

Application Information

For more information, please review the eligibility and instructions and the evaluation criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Assa-Eley.

2020 Recipient

Harding University College of Pharmacy
Henry North, Jim Nesbit, Melissa Max, Shawn Turner, Lana Gettman, Kwame G. Yeboah, MaRanda Herring, Anissa Harris, Sarah Griffin, and Landry K. Kamdem
Course Coordinator Assessment Workflow: An Integrated Assessment Tool to Monitor and Improve Student Learning

Honorable Mention

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Nalin Payakachat, David Caldwell, Cindy Stowe, and Ashley Castleberry
Adapting to the Changing Pharmacy Environment: An Evolving Student Assessment Process

University of Southern California
Maryann Wu, Dabrick A.Brill, Mrunmayee P. Shirodkar, Jianxuan Tan, Mukesh Poptani, Ying Wang, and Ian S. Haworth
AARDVARC: An Automated Approach to Reviewing and Developing Valuable Assessment Resources for your Curriculum

Past Award Recipients

2019 Honorable Mention

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences
Lisa Charneski, Suzanne Carbonaro, Laura A. Mandos, Tyan Thomas, Sarah Kleinfeld, Islam M. Ghazi, Karen J. Tietze, Jane F. Bowen
A Multimodal Real-Time Assessment Process and Its Impact on Student Achievement and Progression in the First Year of a Doctor of Pharmacy Program

2018

Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Maria Miller Thurston, Jill Augustine, and Lea Bonner
Multimodal assessment of a co-curricular professional engagement program

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eric H. Gilliam, Jason M. Brunner, Wesley Nuffer, Toral C Patel, and Megan E. Thompson
Unique Assessments for Unique Experiences: Content Validation of Three Assessment Tools for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations

Honorable Mention

The University of Iowa
Mary Elizabeth Ray, Lisa DuBrava, Mary Starry
Leveraging a Required E-Portfolio Course to Meet Multiple Needs: Student Assessment, Curricular Improvement, and Accreditation

Oregon State University
Tanya L Ostrogorsky, and Gary E. DeLander
Gatekeeper or Facilitator: Empowering Students to Optimize Experiential Learning through Structured Summative and Formative Assessments

2017

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Adam M. Persky, Jessica M. Greene, Tom Angelo, Heidi Anksorus, Kathryn Fuller, and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin
Developing an Innovative, Comprehensive First-1 Year Capstone to Assess and Improve Student Learning and Curriculum Effectiveness

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Therese I Poirier, Miranda Wilhelm, Katie Ronald, Jingyang Fan
A Programmatic Model for Student and Faculty Assessment of Interprofessional Education Simulation Training

University of Pittsburgh
Neal Benedict, Pamela Smithburger, Amy Calabese Donihi, Philip Empey, Lawrence Kobulinsky, Amy Seybert, Pharm.D., Thomas Waters, Scott Drab, John Lutzz, Deborah Farkas, Susan Meyer
Blended Simulation Progress Testing for Assessment of Practice Readiness Past Award Recipients

2016

Pacific University Oregon School of Pharmacy
David G. Fuentes, Jeremy A. Hughes, Anita J. Cleven, Jackson Ross, Fawzy Elbarbry, Ian C. Doyle, Mark A. Della Paolera, Brendan Stamper, Kelli Cadelinia
PIE-RECAP: A Structured Reflective Journal Writing Model and Rubric to Guide Development of Self-Awareness and Actionable Plans for Positive Change

Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
Jennifer Kirwin, Margarita DiVall, Danielle Miller
Evaluation of a Systematic Curriculum Review Process and Impact on the Pharmacy Curriculum

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Kate Aument, Rosalyn P. Vellurattil
Programmatic Evaluation and Quality Improvement: Designing and Implementing a Systematic
Process for Assessing and Improving Faculty Peer Observations

2015

Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Nicia Lemoine, Tamara Ferry, Michael Brown
Embedded Assessment: A Three Step Model for Continuous Improvement

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Ashley Castleberry, Kathryn K. Neill (UAMS), Cindy D. Stowe (Sullivan University College of Pharmacy)
CHARMing Feedback in Authentic Assessment

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
Beth A. Martin, Sarah E. Kuba, Michael E. Pitterle
Outcome Tracker: A System of Embedded Assessments

2014

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (Abstract)
Leanne Coyne, Karen McClendon, Parto Khansari, Tiffanie Ho, David Pearson

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (Abstract)
Michael J. Fulford, Lindsey Welch

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Abstract)
Lisa Lebovitz, Richard Dalby

2013

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Stuart J. Beatty, Katherine A. Kelley

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
Norma J. Owens, Celia P. MacDonnell, Marilyn M. Barbour, Eunsun Noh

St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Jane M. Souza, Jennifer L. Mathews, Richard F. O'Brocta

2012

University of Minnesota
Kristin K. Janke

The University of Oklahoma
Melissa S. Medina

University of Pittsburgh
Susan M. Meyer

2011

Northeastern University
Margarita V. Divall

2010

Drake University College of Pharmacy
Charles R. Phillips

Pacific University Oregon College of Pharmacy
Pauline A. Cawley

2009

Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Greg L. Alston, Bryan L. Love

Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Mitchell J. Barnett, Karl Meszaros, Karna McDonald, Heidi Wehring, David J. Evans, Debra S. Sasaki-Hill, Paul C. Goldsmith, Katherine K. Knapp

Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Sharon McDonough, Kristen L. Helms, Paul W. Jungnickel, E. Kelly Hester, Jan Kavookjian