Strategic Plan


The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy's 2017-2022 strategic plan follows from the 2014-2019 strategic plan and is undergoing an early revision as a result of the Tulsa program modification, revised ACPE 2016 Accreditation Standards, and an updated assessment plan for the college; all which necessitate revisions throughout the document. It is anticipated that the six sections of the plan will guide faculty, departments, administration, and staff in their daily efforts as well as annual goal setting. Strategic plan progress will be discussed at monthly Executive Council meetings and quarterly faculty meetings.

Members of the Strategic Planning Committee 2017-2022

Melissa Medina, Strategic Planning Committee Chair 

Education: Melissa Medina (Chair), Misty Miller, Michael Ihnat, Kevin Farmer, Nathan Shankar

Research and Scholarship: Anne Pereira (Chair), Chris Rathbun, Kelly Standifer

Pharmacy Practice and Professional Service: Vince Dennis (Chair), Jill Shadid, Scott Schaeffer, Wendy Galbraith, Shellie Keast

Infrastructure and Advancement: Mike Smith (Chair), Paula Meder (Chair), Eric Johnson, Jane Wilson, Rex Urice, Sandy Warner 

Faculty and Staff Development: Eric Johnson (Chair), Kelly Standifer, Chris Rathbun, Kevin Rinaldi

Student advisory committee for the strategic plan: 

P3 student: Daniel Nguyen, P3

P4 students: Kajal Bhakta, P4; Robert Klatt, P4

Graduate students: Phil Looper; Michael Nguyen; Corby Thompson

Postdoctoral students: Lerin Chastain; David George; Pallavi Rajaputra

Resident: Tad Autry

Education - Doctor of Pharmacy Program


    Explore options to increase doctor of pharmacy student enrollment.

    a.  Refine print recruitment materials for age specific audiences (e.g. elementary/middle/high schools) and increase social media presence.(Student Affairs)

    b.  Continue to develop new partnerships and enhance existing programs to populate a "pipeline" of applicants from elementary school through high school age such as high school counselor day and pre-pharmacy camp. (Student Affairs)

    c.  Develop and track a formalized network of alumni and community pharmacists to participate in recruitment events and mentoring/shadowing opportunities, such as alumni ambassadors. (Student Affairs)

    d.  Continue and enhance periodic on-campus recruitment events such as admissions workshops, open houses, and advisor workshops, recognizing that campus visits provide the most effective recruiting. (Student Affairs)

    e.  Strengthen connections with both college advisors and high school counselors and continue to develop connections with all pre-pharmacy/pre-health science honor clubs at all Oklahoma colleges/universities. (Student Affairs)

    f.  Continue and enhance programs to assist with admitted student retention for matriculation (e.g., admitted student day, Class FB pages). (Student Affairs)


    Continue to assess, tag, map and review the curriculum and co-curriculum

    a.  Tag grading rubrics used throughout the curriculum in D2L to 4 college tags. (Assess Dean)

    b.  Offer students skills-based and co-curricular report cards through D2L or electronic portfolio (e.g., communication, problem solving, leadership, professionalism, patient care process, interpersonal education). (Assess Dean, Acad. Affairs Dean)

    c.  Taeach students and faculty how to best use report cards to improve learning and performance. (Assess Dean)

    d.  Develop student co-curricular minimum activity requirements and a menu of co-curricular options for students to choose from. (Prof Prog Dean, Acad Affairs Dean)

    e.  Assess co-curricular activities (beyond reflection papers). (Assess Dean)

    f.  Use D2L tagging for regular curriculum review to ensure compliance & quality. (Assess Dean)


    Assess students' readiness to enter Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, provide direct patient care in a variety of settings, and contribute as a member in an interprofessional collaborative patient care team.

    a.  Implement the electronic portfolio system, E-value, to track outcomes related to the ACPE Standards 2016, co-curriculum, and affective domain. (Prof Prog Dean)

    b.  Expand and assess interprofessional education (IPE) in all program years, especially the P1 and P2 years, beyond All Professions Day and APPE efforts (Prof Prog Dean, Acad Affairs Dean)

    c.  Explicitly teach and assess the pharmacist patient care process (PPCP) in the didactic & experiential settings. (Assess Dean, Acad Affairs Dean, Prof Prog Dean)

    d.  Continue expanding uniform assessments in the P4 year including an acute and ambulatory care test. (Prof Prog Dean, Assess Dean)

    e.  Explore assessment of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs=tasks students entrusted to perform alone once competent) in P1-P4 yrs & tools needed for EPA assessment (e.g., Objective Structured Clinical Exam-OSCE).

    f.  Achieve and sustain 100% NAPLEX and MPJE first-time pass rates by using assessment data to predict students who may benefit from early interventions. (Assess Dean, Prof Prog Dean)

    g.  Continue to support student professional development in CAPE Domain 4 areas (self-awareness, leadership, innovation, & professionalism) (Studt Affairs Dean, Acad Affairs Dean)

    h.  Maintain full accreditation of professional programs by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) (self-study begins 2018). (Assess Dean)

Education - Post-Graduate Programs


Evaluate factors related to pursuit of and acceptance to post graduate education (residencies, fellowships, and graduate school).

a.  Achieve and sustain a 20% acceptance rate into post-graduate programs for P4 students. (Prof Prog Dean, Assess Dean)

b.  Evaluate and refine factors that contribute to post-graduate education pursuit (e.g., Walmart scholars program college program tracks, AFPE fellowships, and research projects with faculty). (Prof Prog Dean, Dir Grad Prog, Assess Dean)

Administration and Infrastructure

Faculty Development

Staff Development

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