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Admissions Workshop

Friday, July 25–Saturday, July 26
8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Fee: $300 ($100 with a full conference registration)

Friday, July 25

8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
PharmCAS Policy Review & PCAT Update
AACP and PharmCAS staff will provide an overview of PharmCAS poli­cies as well as updates for the 2013–2014 application cycle. An update of the proposed PCAT blueprint will also be provided.
Speakers: AACP & PharmCAS Staff, Gayle Brazeau, University of New England, Paul Jungnickel, Auburn University

9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Measuring Non-cognitive Skills as Predictors of Success & Academic Motivation
Join researchers who have partnered with AACP on admissions research of the PharmCAS applicant pool.  Research on healthcare related extracurricular experience as a predictor of admission and success as well as research on applicant characteristics that predict academic motivation will be presented.
Speakers: Heather Petrelli, University of South Florida, Jennifer Adams, AACP

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Strengthening Recruitment Efforts through Early Decision and Deadline Management
The demand for recruitment efforts at colleges of pharmacy continues to rise. This session will focus on the Early Decision processes and application deadlines utilized by 4 colleges of pharmacy as an element of their recruitment strategy. Insight will be provided on experiences, processes, benefits and challenges regarding the Early Decision and PharmCAS deadline options.
Speakers: (Speaker) Charles A. Woosley, Auburn University; (Speaker) Steve C. Ellis, East Tennessee State University; (Session Organizer) Stephanie D. Wurth, University of Kentucky; (Speaker) William M. Moore, Campbell University

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Roundtables

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
WebAdMIT for PharmCAS Training – Novice Users
First time and beginner PharmCAS users and any admissions teams who do not use WebAdMIT for admission processing, this session is for you!  This session will cover the basics of how to access applicant information and how to set admissions decisions.  Basic applicant processing techniques will also be covered.
Speakers: Dave Potocki, WebAdMIT Staff, Jennifer Clutter, West Virginia University

1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
WebAdMIT for PharmCAS Training – Advanced Users
Those familiar with PharmCAS and WebAdMIT who want to learn more advanced techniques this session is for you! Refine your expertise of GPA calculations, available data through Reports & Exports, List Manager, Interview Scheduling and much more.
Speakers: Chris Ferraraccio, WebAdMIT Staff , Tom TenHoeve, University of Illinois at Chicago

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Admissions Workshop Reception – hosted by Pearson

Join us for a reception hosted by Pearson, the administrator of PCAT.

Saturday, July 26

8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Legal Issues in Higher Education Admissions
This interactive session will present legal issues in admissions facing higher education today. Attendees will participate in case-based scenarios designed to provide admissions officers with best practices and ideas for implementation at home institutions.
Speakers: Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Detroit Mercy

9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
AACP Special Committee on Admissions Update
The AACP Special Committee on Admissions appointed by AACP President Peggy Piascik will provide an update of their work over the last year as well as their planned work for 2014-2015.
Speakers: Andrea Wall, University of Cincinnati, Tom TenHoeve, University of Illinois at Chicago

11:00 a.m.–Noon
Interview Practices, Logistics & Activities
This session will provide a description of a variety of academic pharmacy interview practices and other interview day activities, identified through a survey of pharmacy programs. The presenters will share the results of the survey, describing what has and has not worked in interview practices.
Speakers: Jeremy Altschafl, University of Wisconsin, Renae Chesnut, Drake University, David McCaffrey, St. John Fischer College

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Roundtables

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Validated personality tests: To use or not to use?
This session will explore commonly used personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Gallup's StrengthsFinder and discuss their applicability in the admissions process.
Speakers: (Speaker) Amy L. Pittenger, University of Minnesota; (Speaker) Scott D. Hanes, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Scien; (Speaker) Doug A. Meyer, Pacific University Oregon; (Speaker) Stefanie P. Ferreri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; (Speaker) Tara L. Jenkins, Shenandoah University; (Session Organizer) Tara L. Jenkins, Shenandoah University; (Speaker) L. Brian Cross, East Tennessee State University

2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Assessment of Non-Cognitive Attributes in Admissions: Benefits, Challenges, and Next Steps
A growing number of pharmacy schools are exploring the use of non-cognitive assessment in admissions. However, identifying appropriate strategies and metrics for these nontraditional indicators remains a challenge for many institutions. This panel session will include professionals with recent experience in the development and assessment of health professions admissions models that incorporate non-cognitive measurement. Participants will gain insight into the importance of non-cognitive assessment, approaches to measuring these attributes, and next steps at these institutions.
Speakers: (Speaker) Wendy C. Cox, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; (Session Organizer) Jacqueline McLaughlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Understanding ACPE Guidelines Pertaining to Admissions: Standards 2016

An overview of the DRAFT 2016 ACPE Standards and Guidelines that pertain to ad­missions will be provided by the past president and staff of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Speakers: Robert Beardsley, ACPE Board of Directors, Greg Boyer, ACPE Staff

Teachers Seminar
Repair, Re-inflate, Re-align, Replace: What do your teaching tires need? 

Saturday, July 26
8:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
Fee: $225 ($125 for students)

Patrick T. Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Professor of International Relations in the School of International Service
American University


Faculty and Walmart Scholars will learn how to get past “We’ve always done it this way” and move on to “There has to be a better way.” This interactive session will provide manageable strategies to navigate the road ahead.

Breakout Session #1–Obtaining the Safe Driver Discount in Student Learning Assessment
Speaker: Kristin K. Janke, University of Minnesota
Dr. Janke is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Director of its Wulling Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Pharmacy Education. 

Breakout Session #2–Alternate GPS Routes for Content Delivery and Learning
Speaker: Tami L. Remington, University of Michigan
Dr. Remington is clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She has broad experience teaching in the didactic curriculum, as well as precepting APPE students in geriatrics and adult primary care clinical sites.

Breakout Session #3–Maximizing Towing Capacity in Experiential Education
Speaker: Michael Gonyeau, Northeastern University 
Dr. Gonyeau currently is a clinical professor and serves as the director of Undergraduate Programs for the School of Pharmacy, focusing on curriculum and co-curriculum development and delivery, developing/implementing new instructional strategies, methods & technologies, and overseeing the student professional portfolio.

Breakout Session #4–Navigating Changing Road Conditions
Speaker: Jeff J. Cain, University of Kentucky
Dr. Cain is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He teaches a creative thinking for innovation course and co-directs the pharmacy management course.

Development Pre-session
Creating a Culture of Effectiveness: Integration and Communication for Developing a Culture of Philanthropy 

Saturday, July 26
8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Fee: $225

Join deans, alumni and development professionals to explore and expand the culture of philanthropy at all levels of your institution. Learn best practices in student affairs, development and administration to build a culture of giving that begins early and lasts a lifetime.

Development Pre-session Agenda

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Academy’s Research Primer

Saturday, July 26
8:00 a.m.–Noon
Fee: $110, pre-registration required, limited to 35 pre-registrants.

The Research Primer is the foundational module of the ACCP Academy’s Research and Scholarship Certificate Program, aimed at developing basic clinical research and scholarly abilities. This pre-session will benefit practitioners who are interested in developing basic clinical research skills and scholarly abilities and practitioners who practice in a setting where involvement in research and scholarly activity is an expectation of their position. For a meeting agenda, learning objectives and to register, visit ACCP’s registration page. To secure your spot, register by Friday, July 11, 2014.  

Moderator: Julie Banderas, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Allied Health Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Speakers: Kathy Bungay, Associate Professor, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts and Gary L. Cochran, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy, Omaha, Nebraska

Basic Skills for Developing Fundable Research Proposals 

Saturday, July 26
1:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Fee: $60, pre-registration required, limited to 50 pre-registrants.

This session will guide faculty through effective research proposal development, preparation and submission. Attendees will leave with critical skills and resources for generating novel research hypotheses through grant proposal writing and submission. The 2013–2014 Academic Research Fellows will also provide their expertise in a breakout roundtable discussion and Q&A session.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, or smart phones; electricity will not be provided so power up!
Moderator: Yuen-Sum (Vincent) Lau, Chief Science Officer, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Speaker: Alice M. Clark, Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, The University of Mississippi

Table Mentors: 2013-2014 AACP Academic Research Fellows 


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