Committees

College committees are appointed by the dean in consultation with the Executive Council. It shall be a general policy of the College of Pharmacy that committee membership will be drawn from the general faculty. Charges assigned to committees are created to align in supporting the College Strategic Plan initiatives, as well as meeting standards for professional degree program accreditation. All committees (and similar representative bodies) shall submit to the dean or designees an annual report by June 30 of each year. Other interim reports may be requested as necessary to facilitate effective management of college affairs.



Standing Committees under Faculty Bylaws

The chair of each standing committee shall be a general faculty member and appointed by the dean unless otherwise specified by university policy. A majority of each committee shall consist of regular faculty with representation from all academic departments unless another composition is specified by university policy. Students also serve on committees and the student representatives are publicly announced in a college-wide email.


  • Academic Appeals Board (elected)

    The Board shall consist of an equal number of faculty and students and operate under the policies and procedures given in the Faculty Handbook of The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The purpose of the Board is to hear and resolve disputes concerning the academic evaluation of students.

    The College shall elect three members of the Board from each academic department from which to derive 2-3 members to serve on a given Board; an elected faculty member will continue until they have been called to serve upon an activated Board or become ineligible (resignation, retirement, administrative appointment).

    An election shall be held whenever a vacancy occurs. Students shall be appointed by the Dean from a slate recommended by the Pharmacy Student Executive Council whenever it becomes necessary to activate a Board.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Hibah Awwad, Susan Conway, Alamdar Hussain, Michelle Liedtke, Jamie Miller, Motolani Ogunsanya, Youngjae You.
    • Students: Vu Huynh (P-1), Nathanael Nathan (P-1), Daylan Storie (P-1), Rebecca Mayes (P-2), Huy Nhan (P-2), Kaden Ridley (P-2), Elizabeth Flusche (P-3), Katy Stephens (P-3), Abbey Tiedeman (P-3), Elizabeth Goetzinger (P-4), Patrick Jones (P-4), Kristen Young (P-4).

  • Academic Standing Committee

    This Committee shall consist of at least five faculty members, the associate dean of pharmacy student affairs (ex officio) and the associate dean for academic affairs (ex officio). The primary functions of the Committee are o (1) review the academic performance of all professional students each academic term and take appropriate action regarding those students; and (2) review and recommend changes in policies pertaining to academic retention and progression. The ASC meets no later than one to two business weeks after completion of each semester.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Randy Gallucci (Chair), Shanjana Awasthi, Shellie Keast, Misty Miller, Michael Smith, Jane Wilson, Wei Yue
    • Administrative Support: Trish Wilhelm, Jennifer Richardson

  • Admissions Committee

    The Admissions Committee for the professional program shall consist of at least five faculty members, an alumnus, two practicing pharmacists, and four pharmacy students.

    Annual Charge to the Committee: The Admissions Committee determines admission requirements and recommends the admission of qualified applicants to the Dean; reviews admissions policy and recommends appropriate changes to the Dean; and annually reviews effectiveness of the admissions process.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Teresa Truong (Chair); Alamdar Hussain, Shellie Keast, Nicholas Schwier, Jill Shadid, Michael Smith, Jane Wilson
    • Students: Hayley Olsen (P-2), Derrick Young (P-2), Teresa Emesiani (P-3), Rohit Hirani (P-3).
    • Administrative Support: Trish Wilhelm, Jennifer Richardson

  • Assessment Committee

    The Assessment Committee shall be composed of at least five regular faculty members, the assistant dean for assessment and evaluation (ex officio), at least two pharmacy professionals external to the College, and one student. The committee, in an advisory capacity, is responsible for informing the Dean of the effectiveness of the College’s various missions and goals. Specifically, the committee will evaluate the effectiveness of the professional program through reviews of didactic and experiential courses, teaching, and student achievement. Additionally, the committee will evaluate the desired outcomes of research and other scholarly activities, service, and pharmacy practice programs. The committee is expected to define and analyze objective and subjective measures of performance for all college missions. The College will use committee analyses for continual development and improvement of all its missions and goals. A committee representative will regularly present relevant assessment data findings and/or suggestions at the monthly Executive Council meetings, the College Faculty meetings, and at the curriculum committee meetings to facilitate curricular change and help close the assessment loop.

    Annual Charges to the Committee:

    • Using guidance and resources provided by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, evaluate existing rubrics as well as develop additional metrics to assure quality assessment and quality advancement of all College missions.
    • Review students' longitudinal academic performances in the professional curriculum (grades) and on the "PCOA Prep Exam," PCOA, and NAPLEX. If identified, provide recommendations to address significant differences or areas of concern.
    • Continuously administer, monitor, and evaluate the College's Graduate Placement Survey as well as the four AACP curriculum quality surveys, being sure to administer the faculty, preceptor, and alumni surveys in Spring 2018. Explore the logistics of implementing an employer survey. Findings from the surveys will be communicated to faculty on an annual basis.
    • Facilitate and ovrsee the tagging of test questions on D2L examinations for courses not acequately captured (e.g., Biochemistry, Physiology, Math, and Pharmacoeconomics). Test questions should be tagged to course objectives, college outcomes (CAPE), Bloom's Taxonomy and ACPE Standards 2016 Appendix 1.
    • Explore tagging rubrics in D2L to better capture performance-based assessments and affective domain outcomes. To accomplish this, determine which courses use rubrics, explore if rubrics can be shared among courses, and explore how to electronically tag the areas of a given rubric.
    • Evaluate test-tracker functionality and add additional features as needed (e.g., long in counter for volume of counts and time to view; faculty views; and overall view of CAPE, Bloom's, and ACPE topics).
    • Propose a plan to implement Exam Master practice tests for the PCOA and NAPLEX for students. Determine if the practice tests should be mandatory for all students or for those needing remediation as the result of poor performance on the PCOA Prep or PCOA. Work in consultation with the Pharmacy Practice 6 and Seminar course coordinators.
    • Implement an electronic portfolio for students using E-value, prioritizing which features to introduce first, and working in consultation with the Office of Experiential Education. Explore how to use the portfolio to assess and capture outcomes such as lifelong leaarning/professionalism, affective domain, co-curriculum, IPE, and patient care process.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Michael Ihnat (Chair), Susan Conway, Vincent Dennis, Tammy Lambert, Teresa Lewis, Mike McShan, Grant Skrepnek, Melissa Medina, Jamie Miller
    • OU Medical Center: Leigh Peek
    • Stephenson Cancer Center: Patrick Medina
    • Students: Dakota Tanner (P-3)
    • Residents: Morgan Alonzo, Jacob Cannedy
    • Administrative support: Trish Wilhelm, Stephen Neely, Amy Williams

  • Awards and Scholarships Committee

    This Committee shall consist of at least six faculty members, drawn from all departments, with the majority having been been appointed to a college or school of pharmacy for at least four years. At least three of the members should be course coordinators of courses given during the initial three years of the curriculum and at least one member should be a faculty advisor for a student activity group in the college.

    Annual Charge to the Committee: Determine the recipients for the Mosier Scholars Program, the Merit Scholarship Program, the Senior Awards Program, and other awards forwarded to the Committee by the Dean. The Committee may request information about student performances from the faculty, from student organizations, and from the Office of Student Affairs.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Teresa Lewis (Chair), David Hawkins, Tammy Lambert, Kristen Mason, Sue Woo, Jane Wilson
    • Administrative Support: Trish Wilhelm

  • Curriculum Committee

    Membership of the Curriculum Committee shall consist of at least six faculty members, an alumnus, two students, one practicing pharmacist, and the associate dean for academic affairs (ex officio). The primary functions of the Committee include:

    • Implementing the professional curriculum policy approved by the faculty;
    • Providing ongoing evaluation and development of the professional curriculum and recommendations for updating it to the faculty;
    • Fostering the highest quality experiential education in the professional program and specifically to review and recommend policies, standards, and development of practice sites, preceptors, and students;
    • Assessing the needs and utilization of technology equipment, services, and training for education in collaboration with the Assessment Committee; and
    • Cooperating with the Graduate Affairs Committee in the appropriate coordination of the professional and graduate curricula. A committee representative will regularly present relevant findings and/or suggestions at the monthly Executive Council meetings and the college faculty meetings.

    Annual Charges to the Committee:

    • Review all core professional courses at least every three years per curriculum committee policy, specifically during this academic year review the P-3 professional curriculum using a revised committee review form and process to evaluate areas such as active learning and to disseminate review results to close the loop between the curriculum committee and the course coordinators.
    • As needed, review and make recommendations concerning proposals for new elective courses, such as OU Norman electives, changes to existing courses, and curriculum innovations.
    • As needed, develop policies related to the delivery of the curriculum as assigned.
    • Based on 2016-17 recommendations, incorporate health informatics content and/or activities into the professional curriculum, with a focus adding content, activities, and assessments (with test question tagging) to the P-1 course PHAR 7712 Drug Information Systems, P-2 course PHAR 7802 Patient Assessment, and the P-3 course PHAR 7812 Drug Literature Evaluation in consultation with the respective course coordinators.
    • Evaluate results from the JCPP Pharmacists' Patient Care Process survey of the professional program's didactic and experiential curriculum, and identify courses in each professional year to specifically implement, teach, practice, and assess this content in the professional didactic and experiential curriculum.
    • Evaluate results from the Experiential Interprofessional Education (IPE) Activities survey by creating a map of current activities, and plan implementation of additional activities as needed to embed IPE activities within IPPE in the P1 through P3 years.
    • Convene a subcommittee of module coordinators chaired by the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation to work together to integrate, align, and reinforce program outcomes across courses through instruction, activities and assessments.
    • Conduct a review of 3 curricular streams using a revised data collection form and evaluate longitudinal delivery and assessment of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
      1. Pharmacy Law, Ethics, and Administration (evaluate Professionalism, Leadership, and Innovation/Entrepreneurism, Pharmacoeconomics, health and wellness, population health, and patient advocacy) and determine redundancy with the pharmacy practice course series
      2. Pharmacy Practice course series 1-6 (evaluate Patient Care Process [clinical reasoning and problem solving], IPE, SOAP notes, self-awareness, health and wellness, population health, patient advocacy, entrustable professional activities, and portfolio use)
      3. Acquisition, Communication, and Use of Drug Information in courses: Drug Information Systems, Clinical Communications, Patient Assessment, and Advanced Drug Liberature Evaluation (evaluate patient care process, health informatics, educator, IPE, SOAP notes and determine redundance with the pharmacy practice course series.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Misty Miller (Chair), Hibah Awwad,  Wendy Galbraith, Lucila Garcia-Contreras,  Micki Nadelson, Katherine O’Neal, Lourdes Planas, Beth Resman-Targoff, Teresa Truong,  Nick Schwier, Keith Swanson, Mike Smith
    • Students: Kolby Giles (P-2), Audrey Allen (P-3)
    • Residents: Tad Autry, Katherine Newman, Christin Kilcrease
    • Alumnus: John Hurst
    • Assessment Committee Liaison: Melissa Medina
    • Administrative Support: Stephen Neely, Amy Williams

    Stream Committees:

    • Law, Ethics, Administration, Professionalism, Leadership, Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Pharmacoeconomics, Health and Wellness, Population Health, and Patient Advocacy. Mike Smith (chair), Kevin Farmer, David George, Shellie Keast, Katherine O'Neal
    • Pharmacy Practice. Vince Dennis (chair), Heather Edward, David Hawkins, Kristen Mason, Melissa Medina, Nick Schwier
    • Acquisition, Communication, and Use of Drug Information. Teresa Lewis (chair), Susan Conway, Lourdes Planas, Teresa Truong

  • Executive Council

    The Executive Council, which meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 9-10:30 a.m., shall consist of the dean; assistant and associate deans; department chairs and vice chairs; directors; a faculty member representative for each department, each elected to a two-year term; and the president of the pharmacy student council.

    The purpose of the council is to serve as an advisory body to the dean and as a source of input into administrative decision making; to facilitate cooperation among the departments, and to maintain accountability within the College.

    The council addresses issues of an interdepartmental nature, advises on goals and priorities for the college including the College Strategic Plan and Self-Study progress, ensures effective utilization of College resources, discusses problems common to the separate units, disseminates operating information to the faculty and staff, and serves other functions as considered important. The committee is directly responsible for devising plans and making recommendations for the allocation of resources of the College and departments. The Senior Leadership Team, consisting of the dean, assistant and associate deans, and department chairs and vice chairs will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. to provide the vehicle for communication and decision making in between meetings of the Executive Council.

    Members: JoLaine Draugalis (Chair), Susan Conway (9-2019), Vincent Dennis, Kevin Farmer, Eric Johnson, Melissa Medina, Hibah Awwad (9-2019), Anne Pereira, Katherine O'Neal (ALFP Fellow), Chris Rathbun, Jill Shadid, Nathan Shankar, Mike Smith, Kelly Standifer, Rex Urice, Jane Wilson, Daniel Nguyen (PSC President)

    Administrative support: Carla Lawson

  • Graduate Affairs Committee

    This Committee shall consist of at least five graduate faculty members and one graduate student in pharmaceutical sciences. A majority of the members shall be faculty with authority to chair doctoral committees. The Committee will be chaired by a full member of the graduate faculty.

    Annual Charges to the Committee:

    • Oversee the following aspects of the graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy:
      • management of faculty membership
      • recruitment of graduate students
      • development of graduate program policies and procedures
      • management of annual reviews or grievances for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows by responsible subcommittee per policy
      • evaluation and response to external reviews of graduate programs
      • management and coordination of post-doctoral fellows and their programs
    • Review graduate student handbooks for all programs and modify as needed.
    • Review college strategic planning regarding graduate education, assessing progress towards stated goals and identifying areas of deficiency with plans for improving them.
    • Review research awards for graduate students.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Nathan Shankar (Chair), Vibhudutta Awasthi, Randle Gallucci, Michael Ihnat, Chris Rathbun, Grant Skrepnek, Youngjae You
    • Students: JoLerin Chastain (postdoc), Laura Tidmore (grad), Philip Looper (grad), Kimberly McCullor (grad).
    • Administrative Support: Paula Meder

    Basic Sciences Subcommittee: Shanjana Awasthi (Chair), Sukyung Woo, Wei Yue

    Social and Administrative Sciences Subcommittee: Grant Skrepnek (Chair), Shellie Keast, Mike Smith

  • Research Affairs Committee

    This Committee shall consist of at least five faculty members and the majority of members should have funded research projects. The committee assimilates research needs and directions for the College, evaluates and recommends research instrumentation or research personnel needed to fulfill the research missions of the College and reviews research awards for the graduate students. The Committee will be chaired by the Associate Dean for Research.

    Annual Charge to the Committee:

    - Determine common needs of College of Pharmacy researchers

    - propose new instrumentation that will keep the research conducted in the College on the “cutting edge”

    - suggest new areas of research that the College should consider and manage the seed grant program.

    Members:

    • Faculty: Anne Pereira (Chair), Vibhu Awasthi, Peter Johnson, Anne Kasus-Jacobi, Shellie Keast, Teresa Lewis, Mike McShan, Nathan Shankar, Grant Skrepnek
    • Fellow: Sean Lim
    • Students: Christina Bulkley (grad), Kimberly McCullor (grad)
    • Administrative Support: Paula Meder

  • Residency Review Committee

    This Committee consists of a minimum of five faculty members, including all faculty members actively directing a resident or fellow. The main purpose of this Committee is to foster the highest quality residency and fellowship programs.

    Annual Charge to the Committee:

    • Review and recommend policies for residency program management, including standards for and development of practice sites, preceptors, and residents.
    • Coordinate scheduling of activities common to all programs (e.g., orientation, resident rounds, teaching learning experience, research learning experience).
    • Manage accreditation reviews and all correspondence with the Commission on Credentialing of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    Members:

    • Faculty:Jamie Miller (Chair), Heather Edwards, Peter Johnson, Michelle Liedtke, Katherine O’Neal, Toni Ripley
    • Administrative Support: Carla Lawson

  • Professional Practice Plan (elected)

    This Committee shall be elected and function in accordance with the approved Professional Practice Plan of the College of Pharmacy.

    Annual Charge to the Committee: Manage the PPP under the guidance provided by the OUHSC policies and additional specific policies for the College of Pharmacy.

    Members: Teresa Lewis (9-2017), Nancy Brahm (9-2018), Keith Swanson (9-2019)

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee

    The Promotion and Tenure Committee shall consist of all tenured faculty members in the College of a rank equal to or higher than the rank for which the candidate is being considered. In the case of tenure-only decisions, the Committee shall consist of all tenured faculty.

    The Promotion Committee for non-tenure track faculty shall consist of all regular faculty members in the College of a rank equal to or higher than the rank for which the candidate is being considered.

    The Committee shall be chaired by an appointee of the dean. The dean and department chair provide letters of recommendation concerning the candidate and shall not participate in the faculty vote.

    • Members: Nathan Shankar (Chair)

    Faculty membership defined per faculty by-laws for each candidate considered.

    • Administrative Support: Rita Pierce


Other College Committees

Lectures Committee

Annual Charge to the Committee: Using established guidelines, administer all aspects of the sponsored lectureship programs of the College.

Members: Michael Ihnat (Chair), Tom Pento, Lourdes Planas, Beth Resman-Targoff, Sarah Schmidt, Sue Woo

Administrative Support: Jeana Sorrells

Criminal Background Review Committee (CBRC)

Annual Charge to the Committee: The CBRC will review each referred criminal background checks of conditionally accepted applicants and enrolled students.  The committee will determine the potential impact that any adverse findings might have on the conditionally accepted applicant’s ability to be fully admitted into the college or to complete the program, if admitted.  The committee will also determine the potential impact that any adverse findings might have on an enrolled student’s ability to complete or remain in the program.  The committee will follow the Procedures for Reviewing Criminal Background Checks (Appendix C, Criminal Background Checks Policy for Current Students and Conditionally Accepted Applicants) in the OUHSC Faculty Handbook.  The CBRC must consist of at least  the following University employees:  Academic Dean, Student Affairs Dean, and one member from the college’s Admissions Committee.

Members: Jane Wilson (Chair); Michael Smith, Teresa Truong

Ad Hoc Committee to Review the APPE Evaluation Form

Charge to the Committee:

1. Review the current OU-SWOSU student performance evaluation document against the 15 subdomains of the CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013 and make recommendations for revision in the following areas:

  • addition of new language to address identified gaps, to include coverage of representative content from all 15 CAPE 2013 subdomains by using related performance criteria.
  • modification or consolidation of existing language to clarify the intended outcome(s) of interest and related performance criteria, with particular attention to health informatics, interprofessional learning activities, and ACPE Educational Outcomes, Standard 4 (personal and professional development).
  • deletion of language deemed redundant or otherwise unnecessary.

2. Consider revisions to align performance criteria anchored to the respective numeric rubric ratings with the goals of:

  • being specific enough to promote clarity of assessment, so that each numeric ranking can be tagged to one of the CAPE 2013 subdomains.
  • producing a valid and reliable assessment instrument that can be easily understoon and used by preceptors (and students).

3. Consider revisions to the headings within the document that promote organization and understanding of the assessment areas related to the CAPE 2013 outcomes.

Members: Vince Denis (Chair); Ann Lloyd, Melissa Medina, Christy Cox, Mark Gales, Joele Harmon, Jay Kinnard, Justin Wilson



Operational Groups

An operational group is established for pharmacy professional service units and is comprised of a minimum of three faculty members. A major criterion for membership on an operational group is that the individual possesses specific expertise needed to improve the operation of the unit.

The main responsibility of an operational group is to assure that the unit meets its respective contractual and professional obligations and makes significant contributions to the educational and/or research programs of the College.

Operational Group for Nuclear Pharmacy

Annual Charge to the Group: Explore other areas of involvement that can generate revenue.

Members: Vibhu Awasthi (chair), Garo Basmadjian, G.T. Dolan, Hari Gali, Dave Gilliland, Eric Johnson, Kevin Rinaldi, Jill Shadid, Kelly Standifer

Operation Group for Pharmacy Consultants

Annual Charge to the Group:

  • Investigate the feasibility of potential revenue generating programs.
  • Prioritize possibilities, and then develop one proposal for implementation with the dean’s review and approval.

Members: Eric Johnson (chair), Terry Cothran, Shellie Keast, Kevin Rinaldi, Grant Skrepnek, Michael Smith

Operational Group for Poison Control Center

Annual Charge to the Committee: Determine potential avenues of scholarship, prioritize them, and implement one during this academic year. Explore long-term and alternative funding sources for the center.

Members: Kevin Rinaldi (chair), Eric Johnson, Tammy Lambert, Teresa Lewis, Scott Schaeffer