Higher Learning Commission Self Study
The North Central Association (NCA) first accredited the College in 1967, and a comprehensive visit for reaccreditation occurred in 1976. In 1984, the College requested a change in its Statement of Affiliation Status to reflect the offering of a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The Commission approved this change in 1984. In 1985, the College requested permission to add a master’s degree in pharmacy administration, and that was approved by the Commission the same year.
The next two comprehensive visits by NCA-HLC occurred in 1995-96 and 2001-02 and they were scheduled jointly with ACPE. The joint visit in 2001-02 occurred on April 15-17 and resulted in continued accreditation of St. Louis College of Pharmacy for 10 years by NCA. An interim report was requested by the Commission and the College sent a report in May 2005.
That report served to document the implementation of the College’s comprehensive, faculty-driven, and programmatic assessment plan which uses assessment information to refine and strengthen the academic program. The report was accepted by the Commission in October of 2005 and another interim report was requested to be sent before the comprehensive visit in 2011-12. That report, sent in November 2008, described the progress of STLCOP’s comprehensive assessment plan, especially as it related to assessing student learning outcomes and using assessment results to improve learning and teaching. The report was accepted by the Commission in November 2008 and no further reports were requested until the upcoming comprehensive visit in 2011.
The current self study will accompany the Commission's visit in October 2011.