A dictionary definition of excellence is superiority; to be better or
greater than the average or norm. When this excellence results in
sustained superior performance rather than occasional solitary
commendable acts, it becomes habitual. AACP schools/colleges of
pharmacy, their academic leadership, faculty, staff and/or students
are encouraged to strive for achievement of this excellence behavior.
Excellence in teaching, scholarship and research are the criteria
that collegiate units traditionally utilize to assess faculty performance
for promotion and/or tenure. This process involves use of
increasingly difficult criteria leading to sustained superior behaviors
as judged by one’s peers. AACP offers its individual and
institutional members a myriad of activities designed to develop,
support and recognize behaviors where excellence has become a
habit rather than as a specific act.