Journal Metadata Search: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education


The AACP Institute on Teaching (Galley)

View PDF


George R. Spratto


American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Vol. 61, No. 3 (1997)
DOI: aj6103324.pdf




American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


From May 30 to June 4 of this year I was fortunate enough to attend the AACP Institute on Teaching held at the Xerox Document University in Leesburg, Virginia. The Institute was sponsored in part by an educational grant from SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and AACP. I must admit that I did not know what to expect, even though I had read a report on the Institute held in 1996. It was, however, a very positive, invigorating experience. The main purpose of the Institute was for the team from each school either to create or refine an existing plan for implementation or refinement of the entry-level PharmD curriculum. However, the benefits went far beyond that in that participants had the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of speakers on topics related to educational reform, curricular revision, and innovative teaching approaches. We also had the opportunity to participate in a number of workshops, including topics such as developing course objectives, managing faculty change, creating curricular outcomes, peer teaching, cooperative learning, student and program assessment, using student portfolios, and many more. Perhaps the greatest benefit was the opportunity for team members to work together in an atmosphere that enhanced interaction and creativity in order to revise or create a plan of action.

Copyright © 2003 - 2006 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
1426 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: (703) 739-2330 -- Fax: (703) 836-8982