The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy’s Academic Planning Council (APC) advises the dean on School programs and planning, including such matters as:
- Program review and future development or contraction of academic programs within the School
- Strategic planning and long-range planning for the School
- Any other factors relevant to the capacity of the School to fulfill its mission
The council advises the dean on such matters and presents division and school-wide views and opinions. Members are elected for three-year terms. The council meets at least three times a semester.
- Mel de Villers (chair)
The Assessment Committee supports the assessment activities of all program within the School. The committee supports educational innovation initiatives and student achievement by providing guidance, support, and documentation related to assessment needs. The committee uses a variety of educational assessment tools to support stakeholders with decision-making and reporting. The committee meets on a monthly basis during the academic year and coordinates with the Assessment Office and teaching and learning initiatives to reach stakeholders. Committee members are expected to prepare for and attend meetings as well as serve on ad hoc subcommittees for which his/her expertise would be of value.
- Beth Martin (co-chair)
- Beth Janetski (co-chair)
Committee on Academic Staff Issues (CASI)
The SoP CASI represents academic and university staff members and advises the Dean on policies and procedures on issues related to staff. We work to establish a positive school climate and culture by providing educational, social, and wellness activities for the school of pharmacy. We do this by organizing social activities such as breakfast with the Dean, Halloween party, and end-of-the-summer potluck, continuing education opportunities for fac/staff, nominations of staff for awards, and hosting the All-Staff meetings. This highly active committee is perfect for those who want to represent their fellow staff members and be more involved with the School. Leadership opportunities exist within the committee for those who are interested.
- Lindsey DeCarlo (co-chair)
- Kristen Huset (co-chair)
Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
The COOP Committee’s responsibility is to ensure that primary mission-essential functions of the School of Pharmacy, continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies. Including localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies. The COOP Committee will work with the SoP faculty and campus’s emergency management staff.
- Liz Funk Smith (chair)
SoP Documents | Committee Documents
Coordinating Committee for Academic Programs (CCAP)
CCAP helps ensure that the UW SoP’s education programs are innovative, healthy, and vigorous, thanks to timely and appropriate communication and coordination of a mix of capable, efficiently run, and well-operated committees, programs and offices. Through its work, CCAP ensures ongoing progress towards meeting the objectives of the UW SoP’s strategic plan, campus guidelines for academic programs, and ongoing reaffirmation of UW SoP accreditation by the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). The committee meets monthly during the academic year.
- Mel de Villiers (chair)
The Curriculum Committee monitors, reviews, and revises the School of Pharmacy curricula to support faculty in delivery of the most contemporary content in the field. The committee reviews and approves new course and course change proposals (for both required and elective courses) for all programs within the School. Meetings occur monthly in the fall and spring semesters for a total of 8 meetings during the academic year.
- Denise Walbrandt Pigarelli (chair)
- Emily Tarter (vice chair)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Faculty/Staff
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has been established to assist the Dean and the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to propose, develop, and implement the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the School of Pharmacy’s operations and culture.
- Lisa Imhoff (co-chair)
- Michelle Chui (co-chair)
Student Climate & Inclusivity
The Student Climate and Inclusivity Committee works to promote a School of Pharmacy climate, curriculum and community that values social justice, inclusivity and academic excellence.
- Barry Gidal (chair)
- Lisa Imhoff (vice chair)
SoP Documents | Committee Documents
Experiential Learning Program (ELP) Operations
The Experiential Learning Program Committee is the managing body of the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy experiential program. The experiential curriculum makes up of one third of the PharmD curriculum. Key focus areas for the ELP Committee include management of experiential courses, experiential policies, preceptor development, and administration of the experiential program. The committee is made up of experiential course coordinators, ELP office staff, IT support, and a Student and Academic Affairs advisor. The ELP Committee meets on a monthly basis for approximately 90 minutes.
- Marty Kieser (chair)
- Arash Bashirullah (chair)
Interprofessional Practice & Education (IPE)
The IPE Committee provides guidance and oversight to the required Doctor of Pharmacy IPE curriculum and ensures compliance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards. Committees members participate in the planning and facilitation of required IPE activities and monitor student feedback and IPE curricular evaluation.
- Susie Barnett (co-chair)
- Casey Gallimore (co-chair)
Student Professional Development & Well Being
The Student Professional Development & Well-Being (SPDWB) Committee provides opportunities for all School of Pharmacy students to enhance their professional skills and overall wellness and achieve personal and professional goals. Its services include wellness seminars and screenings and personal- and professional-enrichment lectures, seminars, and events in collaboration of student organizations and other SOP committees.
The committee provides oversight and assessment of the Professional Development and Engagement (PDE) Course series within the PharmD curriculum and collaborates to monitor the Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) program.
- Karen Kopacek (chair)
- Rebecca Beebe (vice chair)
Experiential Advisory Committee
The Experiential Advisory Committee advises the School of Pharmacy regarding the experiential learning program. Members of the committee include preceptors, students, and faculty. The committee meets on a quarterly basis to review and discuss clerkship course activities, schedules, and policies.
- Chair to be named.