A modified Delphi process to define competencies for assessment leads supporting a doctor of pharmacy program

Kristin K. Janke, Katherine A. Kelley, Burgunda V. Sweet, Sarah E. Kuba

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Abstract

Objective. To define the competencies for individuals designated as assessment leads in colleges and schools of pharmacy. Methods. Twenty-three assessment experts in pharmacy participated in a modified Delphi process to describe competencies for an assessment lead, defined as the individual responsible for curricular assessment and assessment-related to doctor of pharmacy program accreditation. Round 1 asked open-ended questions about knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Round 2 grouped responses for comment and rating for consensus, which was prospectively set at 80%. Results. Twelve competencies were defined and grouped into 3 areas: Context for Assessment, Man- aging the Process of Assessment, and Leadership of Assessment Activities. In order to verify the panel’s work, assessment competencies from other disciplines were reviewed and compared. Conclusions. The competencies describe roles for assessment professionals as experts, managers, and leaders of assessment processes. They can be used by assessment professionals in self-assessing areas for professional development and by administrators in selecting, developing, and supporting designated leads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number167
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume80
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Competencies
  • Faculty development
  • Leadership

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