Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Council of Deans Business Meeting, July 13, 2010, Seattle, WA

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Council of Deans Business Meeting, July 13, 2010, Seattle, WA

Article excerpt

Call to Order

Chair Patricia D. Kroboth called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.

Chair's Comments

Chair Kroboth welcomed Council members and thanked them for providing her the opportunity to serve. The past year has seen substantial progress on a number of fronts as will be illustrated through committee and taskforce reports. Because of a very full agenda, members were asked to keep their reports short. Transitions in leadership at our member institutions:

* Hershey Bell, Dean, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy

* Benny Blaylock, Interim Dean, University of Louisiana at Monroe

* Gayle Brazeau, Dean, New England College of Pharmacy

* Paul S. Cady, Interim Dean, Idaho State University

* Donald Godwin, Interim Dean, University of New Mexico (effective August 1)

* Gireesh Gupchup, Interim Dean, Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville

* Wayne Harris, Dean, Hampton University

* Chris Ireland, Dean, University of Utah

* Kathleen Kennedy, Dean, Xavier University

* Lisa Lawson, Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

* Wanda Maldonado, Acting Dean, University of Puerto Rico

* Russell Melchert, Dean, University of Missouri Kansas City

* Miriam Mobley-Smith, Interim Dean, Chicago State University

* Gary Pollack, Dean, Washington State University

* F. Lamar Pritchard, Dean, University of Houston

* Timothy Tracy, Dean, University of Kentucky (effective August 15)

Chair Kroboth provided special recognition for Dean Ian Mathison, Ferris State, who will be retiring after serving an amazing 34 years as dean. Chair Kroboth shared her personal thoughts. Dean Mathison was asked to stand and be recognized.

Chair Kroboth asked for new assistant/associate deans to stand and be recognized as their names were being shown on the display screens. Chair Kroboth congratulated all new deans on behalf of the Council of Deans for accepting the responsibilities and challenges of serving in their designated leadership positions.

Report of the Secretary

The minutes of the Council of Deans Business Meeting at the Annual Meeting have been published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Volume 73 Supplement) and are available on the AACP website. As no official meeting of the Council of Deans was held at the 2010 Interim Meeting, no official minutes were published. Members can refer to the Council of Deans website, found under Governance on the AACP Homepage, for a message from Chair Kroboth on what transpired at the February 2010 Interim Meeting. A summary of actions of the Board of Directors, prepared by Immediate Past Chair Hayes, is also available.

Board of Directors Report

Immediate Past Chair Barbara E. Hayes noted the following highlights from the July 7 and 8, 2010 Board Of Directors meeting, which occurred prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting:

1. The Board continues to pursue strategic initiatives for the benefit of member colleges and schools. One major initiative has been the online Assessment and Accreditation Management System (AAMS) developed through partnership between AACP and ACPE. Scheduled to launch in fall 2010, AAMS will allow schools to collect and submit their self study reports online to ACPE. Six schools participated in the initial testing of AAMS and four of these schools are undergoing training sessions at this meeting. Member colleges and schools will have access to AAMS and will be able to gather, upload and maintain assessment data, generate reports and submit self-study reports beginning with the 2011-2012 cycle.

2. The AACP Institutional Research and Assessment Committee (IRAC) continues to refine a number of evaluation and assessment surveys for member use including the Graduating Student, Faculty, Preceptor and Alumni surveys. …

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