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2024 Admissions Workshop Call for Proposals

  • 1.  2024 Admissions Workshop Call for Proposals

    Posted 11-16-2023 09:07 AM

    2024 AACP Admissions Workshop: Pharmacy Admissions Revolution

    Please join us for the 2024 AACP Admissions Workshop: Pharmacy Admissions Revolution!

    The evolution of pharmacy admissions over the last decade has resulted in new enrollment and student progression challenges. A revolution is needed to understand these challenges and to radically transform the turmoil into an environment of more stable enrollments and better support for student success.

    We welcome all administrators, faculty, and staff who play a role in recruitment, admissions, retention, and student affairs of professional or graduate degree programs students to this 2-day event. Workshop sessions highlight novel strategies for recruiting partnerships both internally and externally, strategies for engaging students during the admissions process, and assessing students for success by which the Academy can collectively overcome the challenges and promote a revolution.

    The Workshop will precede the 2024 Annual Meeting. Additional details about programming, WebAdMIT training, and registration will be available by spring 2024.

    • Friday, July 19, 2024: Workshop Programming
    • Saturday, July 20, 2024: Workshop Programming

    Submit a Session Proposal for the Workshop
    The AACP Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee invites members and non-members to submit session proposals. All proposals for the Admissions Workshop must be submitted via an online form by Friday, January 19, at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time (HT).

    Session Categories-"The Revolution"

    • Recruiting From Within. Presentations will focus on strategies to recruit from within your own institutions (e.g., undergraduate programs, other health science programs) with an emphasis on strategies for working within your institutions to increase interest in pharmacy programs. These may include programs such as Liaison's InterCAS Program.
    • Partnering with External Stakeholders. Presentations will focus on strategies for reinvigorating a passion for the profession of pharmacy with external partners. (e.g., community chains, industry, hospitals).
    • Redefining Student Engagement Throughout the Admissions Process. Presentations will focus on fostering engagement after offers are made but prior to matriculation. These may include mindful mentoring practices, focusing on belonging even before students begin their program, and engagement with faculty to decrease summer melt.
    • Assessing Applicants and Supporting Students' Needs. Presentations will focus on techniques used to assess applicant preparedness and support identified needs given the changes in our admissions assessments and student populations. These may include alternative admissions assessments, pre-matriculation programs, and preparing staff and faculty to support today's students.

    Submission Guidelines

    • All Workshop proposals must be submitted online by Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time (HT).
    • The Workshop submission form differs from the Annual Meeting submission form (open through November 30).
    • AACP members and non-members are eligible to submit.
    • Individuals may submit more than one session proposal for the Workshop.
    • Submitters are encouraged to create a separate Save & Return login account for each proposal.
    • Session proposals may overlap with abstracts submitted for the 2024 AACP Annual Meeting.
    • AACP will share decisions on Workshop proposals by March 1, 2024.
    • AACP may ask submitters with similar proposals to collaborate on a joint session.
    • All invited speakers must agree to attend the onsite program, register, and pay to attend the 2024 Admissions Workshop, and are responsible for their own travel expenses.
    • There will be NO online participation options for attendees or speakers at the 2024 Annual Meeting or Admissions Workshop.

    Review Criteria
    The Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee will review session proposals and will consider the following criteria:

    The session proposal…

    • is well-written and describes the session clearly,
    • has clear and appropriate learning objectives,
    • properly addresses the selected topic,
    • is unique or innovative,
    • provides timely and/or future-focused content,
    • includes aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging,
    • promotes well-being,
    • is likely to be of interest to Workshop attendees,
    • will engage attendees, and
    • will be presented by individuals who likely have the necessary expertise.

    Be part of the Pharmacy Admissions Revolution! Submit Today!

    • Limited or No Outcomes Data: While we strongly encourage you to share any available outcomes data, we recognize that not all activities will directly correlate with applications, enrollment, success, or retention. Please share your innovative ways to engage, assess, and support prospective students at every level, regardless of whether the effect of those efforts on the institution or individuals is yet known.
    • Short Session Time: We recognize that you may have a great idea or activity related to a particular topic, but only need a few minutes to share it. The session proposal form allows you to identify what session length may best suit your content. Proposed sessions ranging from 15-45 minutes are welcome!

    Please contact the AACP student affairs team

    Katie Owings Bruce
    Director of Application Services and Student Programs
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    703-739-2330 x1026