Friday, December 19, 2014

Vern Duba, clinical assistant professor and instructional services specialist, was named chair of the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) Editorial Review Board by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

An initiative of the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education, the educational outcomes define the curricular priorities of Doctor of Pharmacy programs and inform other health professions of those priorities, inspire and guide curricular revision and innovation, serve as the target for curriculum mapping, and function as a core component of a comprehensive assessment plan to assure achievement of the outcomes by the end of the professional program. 

AACP has committed to creating a dynamic and interactive web-presence to facilitate ongoing use and application of the CAPE 2013 Educational Outcomes. The Editorial Review Board oversees selection of Section and SIG proposals for the Section and SIG CAPE Papers that will ultimately be housed on the AACP CAPE website.

 The goals of the Section and SIG CAPE Papers process are to have the different content areas represented create guidance documents that describes how their respective subject is reflected in the CAPE 2013 Educational Outcomes, how that subject matter will be achieved pedagogically, and finally how it will be assessed.  Suggestions on how colleagues in a given discipline could use CAPE 2013 in the design, delivery, and assessment of their courses or professional program is the desired outcome.