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Strategic Plan

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

2015-2018

This page represents the current strategic plan for the School of Pharmacy.  Archived strategic plans may be found here.

 

Mission:

Our mission is to provide a quality education that enables delivery of optimal team-based patient care, fosters leadership, and creates a culture of service.

Vision:

Our vision is to be a national leader in pharmacy education, scholarship, and service. Our faculty and graduates will be recognized as servant leaders in their communities.

Values:
  • Quality education
  • Culture of service
  • Commitment to scholarship
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

Goal 1. Maintain a High Quality Educational Program to Prepare Graduates for Careers in Pharmacy

 

Objective A. Maintain full ACPE accreditation of the School of Pharmacy

Task 1. Assure ACPE 2016 Standards are in place by fall 2016
Accountable: Dean, Assistant Deans of Academic Affairs, Professional and Student Affairs, Experiential Education
Assessment: Review standards
Timeline: Fall 2016
Resources required: Resources available

Task 2. Attain an overall NAPLEX AND MPJE first-time pass rate of at least 95%
Accountable: Administration and faculty
Assessment: NAPLEX and MPJE data review
Timeline: Fall 2018
Resources required: Resources available, (variables dependent on outcomes)

Task 3. Establish a School of Pharmacy Accreditation Monitoring Self Study Committee
Accountable: Dean, Faculty
Assessment: Establishment of Committee
Timeline: Fall 2016
Resources required: Resources available (Up-date bylaws and reassign faculty)

Task 4. Review and update self-study on a biennial basis
Accountable: Accreditation Monitoring Self Study Committee, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean
Assessment: Self study report
Timeline: First review spring 2017
Resources required: Resources available

Objective B. Develop an innovative Inter-professional Education Program (IPE) that allows our students to interact and learn with other health care providers

Task 1. Secure participation and ongoing cooperation for IPE from other health care programs in the local and regional area
Accountable: Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean, Director of IPE
Assessment: MOU from area healthcare programs
Timeline: Fall 2015
Resources required: Resources available

Task 2. Include inter-professional interaction and teamwork competencies as course components in thirty percent of P1, P2 and P3 courses
Accountable: Curriculum Committee, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Assessment: Number of courses mapped to the IPE component
Timeline: Spring 2017
Resources required: Resources available

Task 3. Engage students in IPE related projects
Accountable: Student government, Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs, Director of IPE, faculty advisors of student organizations
Assessment Report percentage of students in the school who have participatedin officially designated IPE activities per year
Timeline: First report due end of 2017 academic year
Resources required: Additional collaborative relationships with other professional programs

Task 4. Develop multiple experiential education elective courses and ensure the opportunity for students to enroll in IPE rotations
Accountable: Assistant Dean and Director for Experiential Education
Assessment: Number of IPE experiential electives available and the enrollment information for each
Timeline: First report due end of 2017 academic year
Resources required: Experiential sites and training of preceptors

Objective C. Develop and deliver extramural certificate and other programming in various areas of interest to School of Pharmacy students

Task 1. Provide certificate program in Entrepreneurial Education
Accountable: Dean and Director for Center for Entrepreneurial Development
Assessment: Number of students participating and completing the program
Timeline: First enrollment fall 2015, first awarded spring 2019
Resources required: Cost of national certificate tuition

Task 2. Provide leadership development opportunities to all students interested in enhancing their leadership beyond the core curriculum
Accountable: Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs
Assessment: Number of students participating and completing the program
Timeline: First enrollment fall 2016, first awarded spring 2020
Resources required: Resources available

Objective D. Ensure the quality and ongoing maintenance of experiential education

Task 1. Continue to maintain and improve the quality of experiential offerings
Accountable: Assistant Dean and Director for Experiential Education
Assessment: The number of experiential opportunities available and enrollment information for each
Timeline: Yearly
Resources: Experiential sites and training of preceptors

 

GOAL 2. INCREASE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY IN THE AREAS OF HEALTH SERVICES MODELS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH UTILIZED IN THE PRACTICE AND SCIENCE OF PHARMACY

Objective A. Foster a culture of research that encourages and enables faculty and students to be engaged in research and scholarly activity.

Task 1. Provide a seminar series of invited outside researchers presenting their work to the PC and School of Pharmacy faculty
Accountable: Director of Research
Assessment: Number of seminars presented and the number of faculty and students attending
Timeline: Spring 2016 and then annually
Resources required: Resources available

Task 2. Support and promote the summer research fellows program within the School of Pharmacy that emphasizes a diverse group of PharmD and underrepresented undergraduate students
Accountable: Director of Research
Assessment: Number of students participating in the research fellows programs
Timeline: Summer 2015 and then annually
Resources required: Resources available

Task 3. Expand relationships with international research opportunities for students and faculty
Accountable: Dean and Director of Research
Assessment: Number of MOU signed with international programs for collaboration in student and faculty research
Timeline: Fall 2017
Resources required: Resources will be budgeted as required based on availability

Objective B. Develop the infrastructure at PC and the School of Pharmacy to identify and facilitate support for extramural research

Task 1. Support the basic research structure developed as part of the NIH BRAD grant
Accountable: Dean and Director of Research, EA for BRAD grant
Assessment: Annual NIH BRAD report
Timeline: 2016-2018
Resources required: Resources available through NIH funding, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Task 2. Provide faculty development programs and resources for identifying funding sources, grant writing, and internal grant review
Accountable: Director of Research
Assessment: Annual report on faculty development programs delivered and grants reviewed for submission
Timeline: 2016-2018
Resources required: Resources available, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Task 3. Engage faculty from PC undergraduate campus in research roundtables to stimulate cross disciplinary collaborative research projects
Accountable Director of Research
Assessment: Annual report on collaborative research programs and projects
Timeline: 2016-2018
Resources required: Resources available through NIH funding, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Task 4. Expand support for an intramural grant funding mechanism to provide seed funding for the generation of preliminary data for extramural grant proposals
Accountable: Dean and Director of Research
Assessment: Dollar amount budgeted to intramural research
Timeline: 2017
Resources required: Resources provided as available

GOAL 3. PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE TO RURAL AND MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Objective A. Provide wellness programs that include pharmacy health care

Task 1. Maintain the number and quality of wellness programs offered and patients served by the PCSP Wellness Center
Accountable: Director of Wellness
Assessment: Annual report on the number of programs, and patients served
Timeline: Yearly
Resources required: Resources provided as increase occurs (funding)

Task 2. Engage students on APPE’s in wellness programs
Accountable: Director of Wellness
Assessment: Annual report on the number of APPE students in wellness and number of programs provided by students
Timeline: 2015-16 baseline
Resources required: Resources available

Task 3. Provide external programs in wellness in which students and faculty can participate as community service projects
Accountable: Director of Wellness
Assessment: Annual report on the number of external community program provided and number of students and faculty participating
Timeline: 2015-16 baseline
Resources required: Resources available

Task 4. Explore external funding sources to support wellness programs
Accountable: Dean, Director of Wellness
Assessment: Number of sources identified and proposals submitted
Timeline: Yearly
Resources required: Resources Available, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Objective B. Collaborate with SC free medical clinics to develop and provide pharmacy services

Task 1. Provide prescription dispensing to free clinic facilities in the upstate of South Carolina
Accountable: Dean, Chair Pharmacy Practice and PIC of the PCCCP
Assessment: Annual report on the number of prescriptions dispensed and patient counseling interactions provided to each clinic served
Timeline: 2015-16 baseline
Resources required: Resources provided as increase occurs (funding)

Task 2. Develop and expand tele-pharmacy project
Accountable: Dean and Director of Wellness
Assessment: Annual report on the number free clinics and patients served in the tele-pharmacy project
Timeline: 2015-16 baseline
Resources required: Resources provided as increase occurs (funding)

Task 3. Encourage and support scholarly activity on outcomes from the free clinics regarding pharmacy care
Accountable: Dean and Department Chairs
Assessment: Annual report on the outcomes associated with the School of Pharmacy wellness initiatives
Timeline: Yearly
Resources required: Resources available (faculty time for manuscript /research)

GOAL 4. ENSURE THE QUALITY AND ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF

Objective A. Recruit and retain high quality and diverse student body

Task 1. Develop a plan to increase yield rates of highly qualified students as defined by the Admissions Committee
Accountable: Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs, Director for Admissions, Admissions Committee
Assessment: Report from the Admissions Committee with definition of high quality students and detailed plan to increase yield of applicants to the professional program
Timeline: Spring 2016
Resources required: Resources available

Task 2. Identify new revenue sources to provide scholarship support for students of targeted populations
Accountable: Dean
Assessment: Dollar amount of new scholarship resources
Timeline: Spring 2018
Resources required: Office of Advancement

Task 3. Establish mechanisms to advance outstanding students into graduate or post-graduate education programs
Accountable: Dean, Department Chairs
Assessment: Number of students who apply and match for residencies or post-graduate programs. Develop data base based on current baseline
Timeline: Spring 2016
Resources required: Assign a faculty member to be the Residency Education Coordinator, expand career fair to include mock interviews for students applying for residency; involve faculty in resume review, mock interviews, and mentoring/evaluation of students applying for residencies; implement residency elective

Task 4. Promote student accomplishments
Accountable: Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs
Assessment: Number of news reports, web postings and press releases
Timeline: Spring 2016
Resources required: Work study position in the Office of Professional and Student Affairs or Office of Communications

Task 5. Establish measurable goals for student diversity
Accountable: Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs, ad hoc committee
Assessment: Admission pool demographics will indicate a percentage increase in minority applications and matriculated students to the PCSP until the PharmCAS applicant pool for underrepresented minorities percentage is achieved
Timeline: Spring 2018
Resources required: Resources available

Objective B. Recruit and retain faculty/staff capable of enhancing the school’s reputation for excellence

Task 1. Enhance faculty/staff salary structure and benchmark against appropriate national peers
Accountable: Dean
Assessment: School at or above average salaries for peer institutions
Timeline: Fall 2017
Resources required: Financial resources for salary increases

Task 2. Dedicate resources to advance the work of highly promising faculty/staff
Accountable: Dean, Department Chairs
Assessment: Annual report quantifying the resources expended and outcomes
Timeline: Fall 2016
Resources required: Resources available

Task 3. Support mechanisms that allow for the local and national dissemination of faculty/staff work that exhibits excellence
Accountable: Dean, School IT department
Assessment: Annual report, Pharmacy Scripts, website, press releases quantifying information disseminated through media outlet sources
Timeline: Fall 2015
Resources required: Resources available

Task 4. Establish measurable goals for faculty and staff diversity
Accountable: Dean, ad hoc committee
Assessment: Creation of a document defining school diversity as it relates to faculty and staff. Determine target numbers according to the definition
Timeline: Spring 2018
Resources required: Resources available