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Academic Affairs Committee 

Consistent with identifying issues and problems affecting the administrative and financial aspects of member institutions, the 2014-15 Academic Affairs Standing Committee will examine access, affordability, and accountability in health professions education, specifically implications and expected outcomes for academic pharmacy from the perspective of the learner and faculty.

Professional education: access, affordability and accountability issues (focus on Mitch’s letter)

  1. Access: Why should student attend class when excellent teachers and coursework can be delivered in the comfort of their homes? How can we transform courses to some type of flipped classes that blend the best new technologies with time-tested interpersonal teaching methods? What is the role of MOOCS, avatars and how can we tract emerging access issues?
  2. Affordability: Assisting low income students with access to a wide variety of resources to fund their education. Assess the increasing debt burden on students. How can we speed up the time spent on learning through concepts such as assessment of prior knowledge, competency based education (mastery vs. seat time). Examine the risks/benefits of developing consortia of schools for content improvement. What are appropriate faculty workload models?
  3. Accountability: Assessment of different methods to assess the quality of education (Gallop/Purdue).
Kari L. Franson (University of Colorado ) Chair
Cecilia Plaza (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Shauna M. Buring (University of Cincinnati) Member
Patrick J. Davis (The University of Texas at Austin) Member
Kem P. Krueger (University of Wyoming) Member
Elena M. Umland (Thomas Jefferson University) Member
Jean M. Woodward (University of New England) Member
Sharon L. Youmans (University of California, San Francisco) Member
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