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Strategic Plan

Focusing on Our Future

The College of Pharmacy plans for the future by focusing on our priorities. These are our priorities for the time period of 2018-2023.

Educational Outcomes

  • Optimize the didactic curriculum to enhance student learning.
  • Offer students a diverse array of focused educational opportunities.
  • Prepare students to graduate with the knowledge and skills required to be "Practice Ready".
  • Develop innovative approaches to educate students to practice in an interprofessional environment
  • Increase interprofessional simulation-based teaching and learning activities that engage students and measure IPEC competencies.
  • Intentionally and systematically incorporate interprofessional service learning and socialization into activities, processes, and initiatives that directly engage and impact students.
  • Utilize an interprofessional Curriculum and Assessment Tool Kit for supporting faculty in the design and assessment of IPE in didactic and clinical curricula within and among academic programs.

Research and Scholarship

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of new knowledge and/or applications of knowledge.
  • Expose faculty and students to state-of-the-art findings related to pharmacy.
  • Establish a graduate program.
  • Develop dual degree programs for PharmD students.

Admissions, Recruitment, Alumni and Philanthropy

  • Expand, integrate, and promote interprofessional (IP) research opportunities and recognition for students and faculty within the College of Pharmacy.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate institutions to offer traditional and/or direct admission to the College of Pharmacy including dual degree programs.
  • Enhance awareness of the College's student diversity profile and the University’s diversity programming.
  • Engage Alumni as proud supporters of the College and College activities.
  • Enhance College of Pharmacy fundraising support.


  • Prepare practice-ready graduates.
  • Matriculate highest quality students available from the applicant pool.
  • Assure student long-term retention of knowledge and competency in skills.


  • Provide students didactic and experiential education from experts in the field in variety of practice settings.  
  • Achieve successful promotion in a timely manner.
  • Represent, along with staff, the College of Pharmacy on all major University committees or interprofessional organizations.
  • Maintain professional competencies to provide current and relevant educational content and research initiatives.
  • Provide adequate time for teaching, research/scholarship, and service.
  • Reinforce the desirability of faculty and staff appointment in the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy.

Professional Advocacy

  • Support and participate in post-graduate training programs.
  • Assure that students are knowledgeable of and competitive for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Promote the advocacy of our profession to a diverse audience including RFUMS COP community, healthcare professionals, legislators and patients.
  • Improve the health and well-being of the regional community.
  • Increase community partners’ awareness of College activities and expand opportunities for engagement with the College.