The Council of Deans is comprised of individual active, affiliate, and emeritus members who are deans, or administrative heads of regular institutional members, who are administrative heads (or their designee) of affiliate institutional members, associate or assistant deans of regular or affiliate institutional members who select membership in the Council of Deans, or who are professional staff members of the Association or the ACPE, or who have achieved emeritus status in such positions. Among the interests of this Council are the educational policies, the internal administration of colleges/schools, and relationships to other elements of the community of higher education and to society at large.
The mission of the Council is to identify and address major issues related to the conduct of professional, post-professional and graduate education, research and service in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.
The Council addresses this mission through appropriate committees responsible for programming at regional and national meetings, through its representatives on the Association's Board of Directors (BOD), and through the development of various reports published or disseminated in various formats for use by the collective school/college constituencies. An overriding theme for the Council is to address policy-relevant issues, which can ultimately be helpful to AACP, as well as locally, regionally and nationally to individual colleges/schools.
Specific objectives of the Council include:
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