UPDATED FOR 2024
Submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Identification of problem/project
- Articulates a question focused on a substantive and consequential issue.
- Clearly describes the project aims, identifying the problem to be addressed and relevance to the Pharm.D. program.
- Clearly articulates the project’s assessment-related question.
- Clearly describes how project impacts (moves forward) the college/school, with consideration to internal and external stakeholder concerns.
Data collection and plan for use
- Uses multiple, relevant data sources and measures.
- Collection of data is easily accessible or embedded in existing college/school processes.
- Provides a clear description of methodology that is appropriate to the problem being addressed.
- Timing of data collection is appropriate for review and decision making.
Interpretation and dissemination of data
- Describes the data analysis.
- Draws appropriate conclusions.
- Provides relevant comparisons or benchmarks of outcomes, within and/or outside the college/school.
- Provides credible evidence to answer the problem being addressed.
- Describes how assessment results are clearly communicated and disseminated within/outside of the college/school and to internal/external stakeholders.
Data-driven action/decision making
- Describes how the data has led to meaningful, useful actionable decisions for program improvement.
- Thoughtful engagement of internal/external stakeholders throughout the decision-making process.
- Provided a timeline for implementation of assessment activity.
- Changes are sustainable over time.
Evaluation, reflection, and next steps
- Evaluates impact of problem being addressed to the overall Pharm.D. program.
- Reflects on lessons learned with potential insights for implementation in other Pharm.D. programs.
- Describes next steps and plans for iterative cycle.
- Describes process for sustainability and implementation of actionable items.
Organization and overall impression of submission
- Clear writing style, well written and free of grammatical errors.
- Well organized, and met the general instructions/guidelines.
- Project demonstrates a novel or innovative approach to meeting ACPE Standard 24 or 25 at the college/school.
- Overall impression.