Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

2010 Council of Faculties Business Meeting, February 8, 2010, Arlington, VA

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

2010 Council of Faculties Business Meeting, February 8, 2010, Arlington, VA

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Call to Order

Chair Gary Matzke (Virginia Commonwealth) called the Council of Faculties (COF) Business Meeting to order at 2:05 pm in Salons J and K of the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, February 8, 2010.

Introductions and Comments

Chair Matzke began by welcoming everyone and introducing other members of the COF Administrative Board including Dana Hammer (Secretary; Washington), John Bosso (Chair-elect; South Carolina-MUSC), and Julie Szilagyi (Immediate Past Chair; Houston). Virginia (Ginger) Scott (Chair-elect designee; West Virginia) and Cecilia Plaza (AACP Staff) were unavailable due to inclimate weather. Chair Matzke previewed the agenda and reminded participants that the link to the agenda and minutes were emailed to members prior to the meeting.

Quorum Committee Report

Quorum committee reported at 2:30pm we had a quorum with 29 members representing 28 schools.

Report of the Chair

Chair Matzke reported that we are halfway through our year's business and the committees and task forces are working hard. We started off the year with the 2009 Annual meeting theme of "Starting the Revolution." We are hoping to continue to propose solutions. The major questions we asked then were:

* How are we developing leadership in our students and faculty?

* How does your institution permit risk taking and learning from mistakes?

* Are we resting on our past laurels? Are we striving to improve upon what we do?

A question of late is: How involved have you and your colleagues been in the health care reform dialogue? What awaits us in the next 6 months? Continued work from the task forces and committees. For the rest of us, the question is how can we contribute?? We encourage you to contact us with your ideas. The call for volunteers for next year's committees and task forces will be issued later this spring.

Report of the Secretary

Dana Hammer reported that the minutes of the 2009 COF Business Meeting held July 20,2009 in Boston, MA, were available via download from the AACP website. An email invitation was sent to members in January with the link. The minutes were received and approved.

Report on Board of Directors Activities

COF Immediate Past Chair Szilagyi (Houston) reported that BOD has been busy, such as working with Bernard Consulting Corporation to help the Association create a new strategic plan. BOD is currently reviewing a draft mission and vision statements, six critical issues, and some proposed strategic directions for each of the critical issues. The critical issues will constitute AACP's major initiatives.

Other initiatives include the online Assessment and Accreditation Management System. An advisory committee is working with online corporation to help them provide this product to our members.

American Pharmacy Educator week--Rebecca Morgan, Communications Director, received 13 reports from schools about to their activities. There is an official bill in the House to recognize this week. We need 40 more sponsors for this proclamation.

Global alliance of pharmacy educators--BOD discussed this as a loose network of pharmacy educators and associations around the world, and that AACP could serve as a clearinghouse for requests for professional and technical assistance to existing and emerging international schools of pharmacy.

Primary care--AACP talks with other health care organizations to advance team delivered care. AACP will serve as a clearinghouse for some of this information. President Baldwin charged the Argus Commission this year with preparing recommendations for curriculum, pharmacy practice acts and leadership initiatives for AACP and member schools.

IPPE requirements--an experiential education working group has collapsed the 200 competency statements into Pre-APPE Performance Expectations: 10 core performance statements that are "must haves," and 5 more that are optional. …

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