Timeline: P1, P2, and P3 Pharm.D. Students

Focus Groups (as needed)

Collect qualitative data from small groups of students through discussion on various aspects of the College and their degree programs.

SPRING

January & May: P3 Milestone Exams (Rotations 6 & 8)

Assess students’ retention of capstone knowledge from required coursework at the end of each year in the Pharm.D. curriculum. The P3 and P4 milestone exams are summative (i.e., high-stakes) in nature, and students must demonstrate proficiency in order to continue in the program.

February – May: e-portfolio (Rotations 7 & 8)

Document and track students’ achievement of the CAPE Educational Outcomes (2004) and personal and professional development by identifying and working towards their own academic and career goals, selecting artifacts of key learning experiences during the Pharm.D. program, and practicing self-reflection to evaluate their own learning.

April: Student Evaluations of the Curriculum (SECs) (Rotation 8)

Provide the Curriculum Committee with student feedback about the courses students completed in a semester, focusing more on the makeup and organization of the course than on the quality of teaching delivered by the instructor.

April – May: P1, P2, and P3 Student Surveys, Self-Assessments (Rotation 8)

Student Surveys: gather student feedback on their overall experiences in the Pharm.D. program, including academics, facilities and resources, services, and College and University climate.

Student Self-Assessments of Competencies: track students’ self-reported level of competency in each of the CAPE Educational Outcomes over time.

May: Course Instructor Surveys (CIS) (Rotation 8)

Provide the instructor with feedback on his/her teaching performance in a course, to allow statistical analyses concerning instruction in a school or college as a whole, and to provide students with information about specific instructors.

SUMMER

August: Course Instructor Surveys (CIS) (Rotation 3)

Provide the instructor with feedback on his/her teaching performance in a course, to allow statistical analyses concerning instruction in a school or college as a whole, and to provide students with information about specific instructors.

FALL

September – December: e-portfolio (Rotations 4 & 5)

Document and track students’ achievement of the CAPE Educational Outcomes (2004) and personal and professional development by identifying and working towards their own academic and career goals, selecting artifacts of key learning experiences during the Pharm.D. program, and practicing self-reflection to evaluate their own learning.

September: P1 Milestone Exams, P2 Milestone Exams (Rotation 4)

Assess students’ retention of capstone knowledge from required coursework at the end of each year in the Pharm.D. curriculum. The P1 and P2 milestone exams are formative (i.e., low-stakes) in nature and therefore serve as diagnostic tools to determine students’ strengths and deficiencies in different courses.

November: Student Evaluations of the Curriculum (SECs) (Rotation 5)

Provide the Curriculum Committee with student feedback about the courses students completed in a semester, focusing more on the makeup and organization of the course than on the quality of teaching delivered by the instructor.

December: Course Instructor Surveys (CIS) (Rotation 5)

Provide the instructor with feedback on his/her teaching performance in a course, to allow statistical analyses concerning instruction in a school or college as a whole, and to provide students with information about specific instructors.