Strategic Planning


2015-2019


Our Vision

The UWSOP will be internationally preeminent in research, education, outreach and practice, and train the next generation of pharmacists, scientists, educators and leaders in an inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming environment.

Our Mission

The mission of the UWSOP is to educate, train, and promote life-long learning opportunities for students, pharmacists and scientists, while creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge based on research and practice in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and clinical sciences to improve health.

Our Guiding Principles:

Excellence:  We strive for excellence in all we do.

Professionalism: We value and promote integrity, responsibility, and leadership for ethical decision-making in scholarship, practice and research.

Community: We support an environment of civility, diversity, and mutual respect by building a sense of community and caring among faculty, staff, students and trainees.

Students: We empower our students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, develop a confident sense of self, and act on their ability to contribute to the world.

Collaboration: We foster the Wisconsin Idea by exploring creative partnerships both inside and outside the UWSOP and the University to advance research and education locally, and globally.

Innovation: We value innovation and provide resources, infrastructure, and knowledge to promote discoveries.

Leadership: We promote leadership and professional development that will provide the tools for faculty, preceptors, staff, students, and trainees to anticipate and prepare for the future.

Strategic Priorities

  1. Improve research support and quality
  2. Promote excellence and innovation in teaching to improve student learning outcomes
  3. Recruit highly qualified PharmD, PhD, MS, and PharmTox students
  4. Advance the practice of pharmacy
  5. Communicate externally how the UWSOP contributes to the Wisconsin Idea through its education, research, and outreach across the state and globally
  6. Strengthen, foster, and invest in the human capital of the UWSOP
  7. Foster and increase diversity and inclusion within the UWSOP
  8. Ensure the UWSOP has the framework needed to excel
  9. Support division-specific strategic priorities

Strategies

For each strategic priority, the UWSOP has identified specific strategies for accomplishing the priorities.

Research and Education Strategies
1. Improve research support and quality
  1. Ensure infrastructure and critical funding for the current and future research efforts of the school
  2. Encourage and expand individual research grants
  3. Encourage and expand interdisciplinary research programs inside and outside the UWSOP to maintain and create new strategic partnerships for research
2. Promote excellence and innovation in teaching to improve student learning outcomes
  1. Develop a student-focused curriculum grounded in science that facilitates future specialization and differentiation of practitioners
  2. Expand interprofessional educational opportunities
  3. Support, assess, and disseminate knowledge about innovative teaching methods
  4. Provide opportunities for research and scholarly experiences within the PharmD curriculum
3. Recruit and educate students of the highest quality
  1. Recruit  highly qualified PharmD, PhD, MS, and PharmTox students
4. Advance the practice of pharmacy
  1. Continue to develop innovative clinical practice models
  2. Support the continuing professional development needs of practicing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists
  3. Provide pharmacy students with the skills and tools to advance the practice of pharmacy
  4. Conduct practice-based research to advance the practice of pharmacy
5. Communicate externally how the UWSOP contributes to the Wisconsin Idea through its education, research, and outreach across the state and globally
  1. Increase the UWSOP’s visibility locally, nationally, and internationally
  2. Promote awareness of research, the value of pharmacy, and other initiatives, led by members of the UWSOP
Our People and Our Resources Strategies
6. Strengthen, foster, and invest in the human capital of the UWSOP
  1. Retain and support engaged faculty and staff members
  2. Provide resources to strengthen faculty and staff connections, leadership, and visibility nationally and internationally
  3. Increase opportunities for school-wide interactions that build community, improve climate, and cultivate awareness among divisions
  4. Enhance professional development and training opportunities for faculty and staff
  5. Recruit individuals in response to the UWSOP strategic priorities
7. Foster and increase diversity and inclusion within the UWSOP
  1. Promote shared values of diversity and inclusion within the UWSOP
  2. Improve institutional processes for effective recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students
8. Ensure the UWSOP has the framework needed to excel
  1. Expand and diversify our revenues
  2. Build a more robust IIT infrastructure and improve the use of technology to support the students and strategic priorities of the UWSOP and divisions
  3. Modernize and adapt research and teaching facilities to satisfy future needs of the UWSOP
  4. Modernize and adapt administrative structure of the UWSOP to satisfy future needs
9. Support division-specific strategic priorities
  1. Provide the infrastructure needed for the UWSOP and divisions to implement their strategic plans.  Each division has developed division-specific action plans that may require support from the UWSOP.  Those actions are not included in this document