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AACP Connect Community Guidelines

AACP Connect Communities are meant to facilitate networking, discussions, sharing, and dissemination of knowledge between a group of AACP members who share the same subject matter interests. Communities should be utilized on a consistent basis. Please read the AACP Connect Community Guidelines carefully and only submit your request if you feel your request warrants its own Community within AACP Connect.

A. Creation of an AACP Connect Community
  1. Create a charter for the Community.
  • The charter should include the mission, vision, objectives, and outcomes of the Community.
  • Elements of this charter will be used for indicators of success in the measurement framework.
  • Include ground rules for communication in the Community. 
  1. Member List.
  • Provide a list of at least 30 AACP members who will initially make up the Community.
  • Provide full name, title, place of employment, email address, and phone number for each member.
  1. Create seed questions.
  • The purpose of a seed question is to encourage engagement and reduce the social barriers of joining in on the discussion.
    • The requester should create at least 8 seed questions and identify volunteers to post seed questions if necessary.
     4. Identify roles and resources.

  • An AACP Connect Community is composed of the following roles: Community leader/facilitator; Content manager; Subject matter expert.
  • Please note: the community leader or content manager is responsible for making sure that seed questions are posted if necessary to facilitate community engagement.
  • The community leader or content manager is also responsible for making sure that questions are answered and inappropriate posts are flagged for moderation.
  • AACP staff will provide guidance and training for these roles, but will not serve as community leader or facilitator.
     5. Submit the above information using the Submit AACP Connect Community Request Form linked below. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for the community and prove that this need is not currently being met.
  • Community approval has no bearing on any future section or SIG applications.
  • The AACP Operational Efficiency Workgroup will review the AACP Connect Community documentation and application.
  • If the documentation and application are complete, they will be sent to the AACP Executive Leadership Team for approval. Creation of a Community does not require approval by the Board of Directors.
B. AACP Connect Community Rules and Expectations
  • If a topic emerges as a popular subject in the open forum, AACP may solicit requests for volunteers to form an AACP Connect Community.
C. Additional Information
  • An AACP Connect community is defined as “groups of people who come together to share and to learn from one another virtually.”
    • Communities are held together by a common purpose.
    • Communities contribute to a body of knowledge and are driven by a desire and need to share problems, experiences, insights, templates, tools, and best practices.
  • Communities in AACP Connect are the groups to which one is subscribed as a member.
    • Each council, section, and special interest group will have its own community in AACP Connect.

 

AACP VOLUNTEER GROUPS

SECTION

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

AACP CONNECT COMMUNITY

OVERVIEW

The seven original sections represented the primary academic disciplines in pharmacy education in the middle of the 20th century. The changes in pharmacy education in the last 10 to 20 years and the expanding number of professional staff who are part of the architecture of colleges and schools of pharmacy led to the creation of two additional sections.

There are three types of SIGs: topical, functional and demographic. This is an evolutionary versus a more purposeful approach to addressing the unique and diverse interests of our expanding membership.

Communities provide an informal and flexible way for members with like-minded interests to discuss current issues facing the profession.

 

 MEMBERSHIP

Membership rosters maintained.
AACP members may join up to two sections.

Membership rosters maintained. Members may select up to two primary SIGs and an unlimited number of secondary/informational SIGs.

Membership rosters are not maintained. Members may join an unlimited number of communities.

CREATION

Applications reviewed once a year, signed by at least 100 AACP members. COS verifies all materials submitted, BOD approves, rejects, or defers the application.

Applications reviewed once a year, signed by at least 25 AACP members. SIG Cabinet verifies materials submitted, BOD approves, rejects, or defers the application.

Created on as needed basis. The AACP Connect Community Committee verifies all required guidelines are met by submitter. The Committee reviews the submission and has final say for approval or rejection.

 CONTINUANCE

Automatically dissolved if the section is inactive for three consecutive years.

Automatically dissolved if the SIG is inactive for three consecutive years.

If community drops below an average of 5 discussion posts per month and has less than 30 members.

 FUNDING

Each Section will be granted $5,500 to use towards both their special projects and annual meeting costs.

Each SIG will be granted a special projects budget up to $750. Each SIG will receive a budget at a rate of $3,000 for Annual Meeting programming.

None

SPONSOR ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAMS

Yes

Yes

 

No; but their discussion forums may include brief presentations.

ELECTED OFFICERS

Yes, through AACP Elections

Yes, through AACP Elections

Select conveners using their own process.

 SUB GROUPS

Committees, Task Forces

Committees, Task Forces

None

COUNCIL/CABINET REPRESENTATION

The Council of Sections (COS) is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair) of all academic Sections. The primary focus of the Council is to represent the collective interests of the academic disciplines within pharmacy education to the Association and its Board of Directors (BOD).

The mission of the SIG Cabinet is to ensure that the unique planning, learning and networking needs of AACP members are effectively met through SIG programs, projects and leadership development opportunities.

None

STANDING RULES OF PROCEDURE

Required

Required

None. Follows Community guidelines above.

 

 

 

Submit AACP Connect Community Request Form

Additional Information:


  • An AACP Connect Community is defined as “groups of people who come together to share and to learn from one another virtually.”
    • Communities are held together by a common purpose.
    • Communities contribute to a body of knowledge and are driven by a desire and need to share problems, experiences, insights, templates, tools, and best practices.
  • Communities in AACP Connect are the groups to which one is subscribed as a member.
  • Each council, section, and special interest group, will have its own community in AACP Connect.