Student Advisement and Mentorship
Each professional class will be assigned a faculty class advisor. This class advisor will be actively involved in P1 Orientation and should actively promote professionalism within the class; the class advisor should also serve as a problem solver for the class. The advisor may meet with class officers to plan class events such as community outreach activities. The faculty advisor follows the class throughout their academic career in the College of Pharmacy. The class advisors are appointed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity and approved by the Chair of the department of the faculty member.
College of Pharmacy faculty, preceptors and alumni will be encouraged to serve as career mentors. Career mentors serve as a contact person and career advisor to aid students in exploring the various career paths available upon graduation. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity will develop and maintain a current list of career mentors available in electronic format to students.
Each year, sessions embedded within courses or conducted independently from courses will be scheduled by Track and Combination Degree Coordinators to showcase College of Pharmacy Tracks and Combination Degree Options. Elective sessions for each semester may be held by the Senior Associate Dean or Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity via live, recording, or electronic posting methods. Information for Coordinators of College of Pharmacy Tracks, Combination degrees, and electives will be made readily available to students to provide detailed information and answer student questions. Course coordinators, teaching faculty, the faculty class advisor, and Deans of the College will be available to provide support to students if academic advice or additional student support is requested by the student.
P1, P2, and P3 students will attend annually an E-Portfolio review with a small group of students or individually lead by a faculty member. This review is utilized to discuss student progress and assessment of the academic year’s curriculum and experiences as well as future career direction. The faculty member will assist the students with relating their experiences to the ACPE Standards, CAPE Outcomes, and College-specific desired outcomes.