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Job Summary

This position, which reports to the Director of Curriculum Assessment, has responsibilities in two distinct yet related areas: assessment of educational outcomes, and development and expansion of the simulated patient instructor (SPI) program at the College of Pharmacy. In the assessment role, responsibilities include data collection and reporting of educational assessment results to stakeholders to ensure students are achieving defined program outcomes. This will require administering various assessment instruments and providing summary reports to the Curriculum and Assessment Committee to allow for ongoing curriculum improvement and compliance with accreditation standards. For the SPI program, responsibilities include leading coordinated efforts to optimize and expand performance-based assessments, enhancing SPI reliability, maintaining consistency across courses, managing logistics, participating in SPI training, and helping to develop training materials.


ACPE Accreditation Standards require extensive educational assessments that demonstrate students have achieved programmatic outcomes. The accreditation standards also incorporate assessment in the areas of student skills (entrustable professional activities, Pharmacist Patient Care Process), co-curricular activities, and interprofessional education to ensure students are practice- and team-ready at the time of graduation. The assessment expectations - which involve assessment at the student, course, and programmatic levels using a variety of assessment instruments - are significantly greater in the 2016 ACPE accreditation standards than in prior years. In fact, the new accreditation standards include two standards that are specific to the assessment process itself.   

Programmatic assessment requires data collection, organization, analysis, and reporting to stakeholders so that student achievement of programmatic outcomes can be determined. This involves selecting, developing and improving assessment tools; optimizing ExamSoft for assessing student outcomes across the curriculum; providing historical trend data for selected metrics; identifying areas in need of follow-up analysis and/or action by committees or college leadership; applying apprioriate analytical techniques and software solutions to projects; and assisting with generating reports for use in documenting compliance with accreditation standards and college policies.

  • Collect, organize and report educational assessment data for the PharmD program
  • Coordinate and expand performance-based assessments (e.g., SPIs)


Required Qualifications*

  • MA/MS or PhD
  • Organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, strong written/oral communication skills
  • Basic statistics; understanding of educational assessments
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with performance-based assessments

  • Past experience in working with simulated patient instructors

  • Experience with planning and delivering training programs

  • Group facilitation skills 

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.