Critical Issue 1: Academic Programs

How does STLCOP diversify academic offerings to provide options to our students, capitalize on strengths, and ensure relevance, demand, and excellence?

Develop and implement a revised Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum that incorporates market and financial analyses to meet current and future societal needs.
  • Complete a feasibility analysis, including financial and market research, on the type of Doctor of Pharmacy program that capitalizes on STLCOP’s strengths, and ensures relevance, demand, and excellence.
  • Develop an outcomes-based pharmacy curriculum that could include an integrated bachelor’s program.
  • Develop a comprehensive assessment plan to ensure the Doctor of Pharmacy program is meeting the desired outcomes.
  • Meet all accreditation/compliance requirements.
  • Ensure the quantity and quality of students in the program (including transfer students).
  • Complete the business plan to support the implementation of the curriculum.
  • Implement the new curriculum.
Offer Bachelor of Science degrees in appropriate areas of study based on comprehensive analyses.
  • Complete a feasibility analysis, including financial and market research, to determine relevant areas of study.
  • Develop outcomes-based curricula.
  • Develop affiliation agreements with other academic institutions so students are able to matriculate into professional programs, (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, etc.).
  • Develop a comprehensive assessment plan to ensure that degree programs are meeting desired outcomes.
  • Meet all accreditation/compliance requirements.
  • Ensure the quantity and quality of students in the program (including transfer students).
  • Complete the business plan to support the implementation of the curricula.
  • Implement new curricula.
Offer a Master of Science degree in health professions education.
  • Complete a feasibility analysis, including market research, for a Master of Science degree in health professions education.
  • Develop an outcomes-based curriculum and assessment plan.
  • Create a business, organizational, and infrastructure plan.
  • Design and implement a marketing plan.
  • Before the degree program is designed, ensure that faculty are developed to implement the program, and/or hire new faculty as needed.
  • Enroll first students into the program.
Restructure a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration that allows focus in specific and relevant areas (e.g., managed care, pharmacy benefit management, outcomes management, health-system pharmacy, informatics, entrepreneurship, community pharmacy, and community engagement).
  • Complete a market analysis/environmental scan to determine the marketability and viability of this program and the specific areas of subspecialty that would have the highest value proposition.
  • Develop an outcomes-based curriculum and assessment plan.
  • Create a business, organizational, and infrastructure plan.
  • Engage appropriate partners to implement the program.
  • Design and implement a marketing plan.
  • Enroll first students into the program.
Develop joint degree programs with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the areas of business, pharmacy administration, public health, health law and/or research that are supported by a comprehensive assessment.
  • Coordinate market analyses for educational programs and related research programs.
  • Establish partnerships to implement joint degree programs.
  • Design and implement a marketing plan.
  • Enroll first students in the program(s).
Expand College-sponsored and regional residency programs.
  • Evaluate national residency program models and, based on the results, create infrastructure vision and plans to support the development, operation, and accreditation of new and existing College-affiliated residency programs. Coordinate with Master of Science programs.
  • Develop a minimum of three new postgraduate year (PGY)1 pharmacy practice residency positions, a minimum of three PGY1 community care residency positions, and a minimum of two PGY2 residency positions (consider infectious disease, cardiology, ambulatory care, oncology, psychiatry, and pediatrics).
  • Assist partner institutions in developing residencies.