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School of Pharmacy

2015 Strategic Plan


Goal I:  Expand web-based library resources and make available to School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students and active preceptors at all times.

Goal II:  Development and maintenance of a contemporary curriculum that is based upon the competencies necessary for entry-level pharmacy practice.

Goal III:  Develop a process to assure ongoing assessment of the curricula that will be conducted with increased student and alumni participation.

Goal IV:  Continued quality improvement of professional program admissions process (interview training).

Goal V:  Re-evaluate the policy for addressing curricular placement of transferring professional students.

Goal VI:  Develop a policy regarding the periodic review of academic standards.

Goal VII:  Develop and implement policies and procedures regarding monitoring of student progress for initial identification of at risk students.

Goal VIII:  Increase the variety of practice settings available for advanced practice experiences.

Goal IX:  Increase the length of advanced practice experiences to meet accreditation requirements.

Goal X:  Increase evaluation frequency of practice sites through site visits and other techniques.

Goal XI:  Increase class size to meet increasing demand, while maintaining program quality.

Goal XII:  Academic progression data should be made available to faculty at the fall and spring retreats each year.


Goal I:  Establish a task force to explore technology transfer/intellectual property issues as well as total research support issues.

Goal II: Produce a plan for development of a core research/instrumentation facilities.

Goal III:  Implement a fully functional research program assessment plan.

Goal IV:  Increase extramural funding for all research programs within the SOP to a level of $4 million awarded annually.

Goal V:  Develop a strategy to capitalize on state-wide opportunities for domestic undergraduate recruitment, with an emphasis on minorities, for our graduate program

Goal VI:  Explore new opportunities for inter- and intra-institutional research collaboration (e.g., incubator facility, industry, faculty development grants for co-sponsored research between basic sciences/clinical faculty, outreach seminars).

Goal VII:  Plan and develop ULM Center for Drug Discovery


Goal I:  Develop and enhance service income opportunities.

Goal II:  Coordinate a School of Pharmacy emergency preparedness plan with the University's emergency plan.

Goal III:  Encourage a rural health initiative and community outreach in which the SOP (toxicology, clinical) plays a major role.

Pharmacy Practice

Goal I:  Increase opportunities for greater breadth of training (e.g., dual degrees, fellowships (co-sponsored)).


Goal I:  Alter the charge to all committees to include ensuring continued compliance with ACPE Standards.

Goal II:  Develop mechanisms to enhance collaborative research and didactic integration among campuses.

Goal III:  Enhance the School's development and alumni relations initiatives.

Goal IV:  Establish $25 million Vision 2015 campaign, which includes endowment funds for scholarships, faculty development and expansion of the SOP Library System.

Goal V:  Assess the full implementation of the faculty development plan.