Item #CA-9 April 2, 2002

Submitted for: Action.


This item recommends approval for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) to establish a School of Pharmacy and to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. The proposed program emphasizes pharmacy practice, a model consistent with the applied emphasis of the University’s Schools of Dental Medicine and Nursing. The program responds to the need for pharmacists in the nation, state and, particularly, central and southern Illinois. It is intended to provide access to an affordable professional degree to Illinois’ middle and low-income students, and to students seeking a second career. That the Board of Higher Education approve the recommendation to establish a School of Pharmacy and offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree at SIUE, subject to the following conditions: • That, as the School of Pharmacy is developed, SIUE will address and resolve the concerns and recommendations expressed by the external consultants; That the school annually demonstrate satisfactory progress to the Board of Higher Education, in accordance with the structure outlined in this item; and That SIUE will establish and maintain operating and capital funding in accordance with its commitments as outlined in this item.

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• Program Description The program would be configured in a 2+2+2 curricular format in which students complete: (a) the first two years at community colleges or four-year institutions.Item #CA-9 April 2. increasing the number and diversity of citizens completing training and education programs. and to students seeking a second career. social services. Louis metropolitan area. it is intended to provide access to an affordable professional degree to Illinois’ middle and low-income students. (b) two years of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences instruction and beginning clinical experiences on campus. and. a model consistent with the applied emphasis of the University’s Schools of Dental Medicine and Nursing. To ensure that the articulation process between the program and community colleges goes smoothly. being accountable for quality academic programs and assessment of learning. economic. In addition. and healthcare needs of the region.) degree on campus. approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) in 1997. The proposed program emphasizes pharmacy practice. and particularly central and southern Illinois. The program responds to the need for pharmacists in the nation.D. charges the University to: • [Offer] undergraduate programs and master’s programs encompassing instruction in education. 2002 STATE OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORIZATION TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND OFFER THE DOCTOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE Background Southern Illinois University Edwardsville requests approval to establish a School of Pharmacy and offer a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. business. The Doctor of Pharmacy program is consistent with SIUE’s mission and focus statement. the state. healthcare. [Emphasize] graduate-level programs that prepare practitioners and professionals in those fields that are particularly relevant to addressing the social. and environment in the greater St. engineering. (c) the last two years of pharmacy practice instruction as well as clinical experiences at clinical sites throughout central and southern Illinois. rather than research. a staff member of the Illinois Community College Board currently serves on a Pharmacy Advisory Committee. The proposed School and program are consistent with Goal 1 of The Illinois Commitment in helping Illinois business and industries sustain strong economic growth. 37 . The latter. and the health professions in order to improve the quality of life. and Goal 5. and holding students to higher expectations for learning. economy. They also address Goal 4.

Pharmacy Practice) in the second and third years of operation. including content in medicinal chemistry. The University’s plan.The University proposes to enroll 75 new students a year. the School of Pharmacy expects to attract students from community colleges and individuals seeking a second career. uses. and supervise technical personnel who may be involved in such process. and dispensing of medicines. and. Manage and administer a pharmacy and pharmacy practice. These individuals will assist the dean in recruiting approximately 35 core faculty members during the third through sixth years of the School’s operation. and modify or recommend modifications in drug therapy to insure effective. The University submitted an outline of the curriculum for the proposed program because currently. Apply computer skills and technological advancements to practice. calls for recruiting a dean after the program is approved. and package and dispense dosage forms. The University expects to confer 75 degrees. the professional accreditation agency for pharmacy programs. based on a class size of 75 students. The following outline. physiology. and pharmaceutics which encompasses physical/chemical 38 . was considered appropriate by the external consultants. In addition to qualified students from fouryear institutions. toxicology. The proposed class size would be approximately one-half the class size of the three pharmacy schools providing most of Illinois’ pharmacists (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. pathophysiology. biochemistry. there are neither administrators nor faculty qualified to design a full curriculum. Manage systems for storage. and effects of their medications and related therapies. Students' ability to achieve the objectives would be measured by the program’s processes for assessing student learning. and safely compound drugs in appropriate dosage forms. beginning in the sixth fiscal year. pharmacognosy. molecular biology. Louis College of Pharmacy). Communicate with healthcare professionals and patients regarding rational drug therapy. immunology. pharmacology. Use clinical data to optimize therapeutic drug regimens. and health promotion. monitor. in turn. and economical patient care. annually. Student learning objectives are consistent with the competencies outlined in the professional accreditation standards for pharmacy. wellness. The professional competencies to be achieved by graduates of the program include the ability to: • • • • • • • • • Accurately evaluate drug orders or prescriptions. and St. will recruit two associate deans (Curriculum and Students. evaluate. Design. Clinical Affairs) and two department chairs (Pharmaceutical Sciences. The dean. microbiology. including content in anatomy. Evaluate patients and order medications and/or laboratory tests in accordance with established standards of practice. and biostatistics. Pharmaceutical sciences. preparation. This faculty will be charged with designing the curriculum and helping set admission and degree requirements. Monitor and counsel patients regarding the purposes. Midwestern University College of Pharmacy. developed in consultation with curricular requirements of the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. safe. The curricular outline consists of five essential components: • • Biomedical sciences. implement.

clinical pharmacokinetics. physical assessment. including parenteral products. The Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy is the first school of pharmacy established at a public university in the United States since the 1950s. and. to monitor the progress of individual students through the program. Assessment of Student Learning The University is committed to implementing a student learning assessment process that measures student progress from the beginning of the program to graduation. hired as a consultant by the University to assist with the proposal. The following program outcomes would be additional measures of student success in the program: (a) 75 graduates per year consisting of a diverse student population. including introductory and advanced practice experiences acquired throughout the curriculum as a continuum. including content in prescription processing. namely. founded Texas Tech University’s pharmacy school in 1995. emergency first-care. and social and behavioral applications and laws pertaining to practice. disease-state management. biopharmaceutics. clinical laboratory medicine. (e) high quality continuing education provided to practicing pharmacists in the region. ethical foundations to practice.principles of dosage forms and drug delivery systems. It is expected that the curriculum of the proposed program will benefit from the curricular models of the two pharmacy schools. (d) high graduate and employer satisfaction with the program. Pharmacy practice. practice management. (c) cohort retention rates comparable to or above the national average. such as course grades and clinical assessments. self care/non-prescription drugs. the number of students who pass national board and/or clinical tests at or above the 90th percentile. Finally. patient evaluation and ordering medications. Professional experience. The American Council on Pharmaceutical Education accredits both schools. Another measure of student learning will be modeled after that used by the University’s School of Dental Medicine. pharmacotherapeutics. nutrition. The Dean of the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy. The assessment process will be designed to ensure that graduates of the program have achieved the program’s goals. 39 . drug distribution and drug administration. students working either individually or in teams will be required to present work for review by faculty and/or external reviewers. the proposed School would use traditional mechanisms for assessing student learning. and pharmacokinetics. For example. and administrative pharmacy sciences. the history of pharmacy. • • In addition to the outline above. and drug information and literature evaluation. including content in healthcare economics. gerontology. the University submitted model curricular plans used by Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy and Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. compounding and preparation of dosage forms. social. progressing from the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences through the Advanced Pharmacy Practices Experiences in a variety of practice settings. like other academic programs at the University. (b) employment of graduates seeking work within six months after graduation. pediatrics. epidemiology. and its results will be used to improve student learning. communications applicable to pharmacy. outcomes documentation. geriatrics. and successfully shepherded it through the accreditation process. and. • Behavior. pharmacoeconomics. health promotion and disease prevention.

summaries. The consultants raised the following principal concerns regarding the proposal: • • • • • • • Severe competition for high quality faculty from both pharmacy schools and the pharmaceutical industry. Interactions with plant and life sciences instruction and research activities. Among the consultants’ further recommendations are that the University: • • Provide a better description of how programmatic outcome assessments will be used for quality assurance. IBHE staff selected two external consultants to review the proposal for the new School and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Complexity of the off-site teaching models involving multiple distant clinical locations for third-year students. as well as descriptions of the number and distribution of faculty across the curriculum. and templates from the curricula of two established schools of pharmacy. The 2+2+2 curricular plan which includes coursework at community colleges and ensures early development of competencies. Inclusion of practical pharmacy experience throughout the curriculum. Limited information provided regarding both curriculum and faculty. Curriculum outline offers sufficient breadth and depth to provide a high quality program. The preliminary nature of facilities planning. The consultants are faculty members at two accredited pharmacy schools. The consultants identified the following as among the proposal’s strengths: • • • • • • • • • • Commitment to assessment-based education of pharmacists. Since the University has no pharmacy faculty.External Reviewers With assistance from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. the proposal only provided outlines. Consider additional general outcome competencies to assure that graduates are highly competent and independent practitioners. in particular. Good understanding of current professional accreditation requirements for pharmacy. competencies related to liberal education. These consultants only performed a “desk review” of the proposal. and Lack of clear statement of plans for funding a new or renovated building. and national interests in pharmacy. and. Louis College of Pharmacy. regional. The consultants were asked to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal related to the curriculum and faculty qualifications in making their recommendations. Inclusion of only two faculty for behavioral and administrative sciences. Strong competition for students by the St. The service region’s potential for establishing linkages for clinical sites. Commitment and experience in offering programs in the health professions and sciences. 40 . Both consultants recommended that the proposal be approved contingent upon their concerns having been addressed. Plans to form an advisory committee representing several local. Collaboration with the University’s other health programs.

in responding to concerns about the competitive market for pharmacy faculty. which is the accreditation body for professional pharmacy programs. Nevertheless. Responses to the technical questions clarified and sharpened the proposal. (b) conduct annual salary equity studies. Periodic review and re-accreditation by the Council. Accreditation/Program Quality In November 2001. Identify specific funding sources for facilities. Once established. In responding to consultants’ concerns and to technical questions prepared by the staff. More clearly determine whether market indicators support projections regarding the number of potential students. and compensation of faculty to assure appropriate faculty size. Hospital Pharmacy Directors. and qualifications. Jeffrey Waldelin. to discuss the accreditation process with its faculty and administrators. the University indicated it will adopt the following measures: (a) target faculty salaries at or above the median for peer pharmacy schools with the goal of attracting and retaining high quality faculty. The University received copies of the consultants’ reports and a set of technical questions based on issues raised by the consultants and board staff. Executive Associate Director of the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. (c) emphasize its location in the St. the University rightly asserted that some issues could not be fully addressed in the absence of pharmacy faculty and administrators. Advice from a Pharmacy Advisory Board consisting of representatives of the Illinois Pharmacists Association. Louis metropolitan area to attract new faculty. University officials noted that a representative of the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education has indicated that the institutions having greatest difficulty recruiting faculty are pharmacy schools associated with small liberal arts institutions. and. deployment. candidate. and. Consider recruiting both the dean and key administrators in the first year of implementation. Illinois Board of Pharmacy.• • • • Give more consideration to the types. as well as representatives from life sciences programs. Academic program reviews. types. respectively. The School is expected to develop and implement the following quality assurance processes for the program: • • • Initial review and accreditation by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. the University agrees to address all of the consultants concerns and recommendations as the program develops. an integral part of the faculty governance system at the University. the School will seek accreditation from the Council. Corresponding salaries at peer institutions are 100 percent and 99 percent for associate professors and assistant professors. Walgreen Company. and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. A Board of Higher Education staff member will be included as an observer of the accreditation process and will be present during the Council’s pre-candidate. and accreditation visits. the University invited Dr. • 41 . Illinois Hospital Association. The University’s average salary for full professors is currently 95 percent of salary at peer institutions. For example. The program will be developed in accordance with the accreditation standards of the Council. Independent Community Pharmacists.

Excellence in Graduate Education. On the one hand. The Illinois Pharmacists Association reported that “there was not a majority consensus on the issue” of the need for pharmacists in the state.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ December 2000 report to Congress. Occupational Supply and Demand Staff has received conflicting information regarding the need for pharmacists in central and southern Illinois. Illinois. based in Deerfield. in early 2001.S. nationally. indicated that the shortage of pharmacists varies by region across the country.000 population. and.940 vacancies for pharmacists in the U. (b) salary increases. and the Faculty Technology Center. Illinois dropped from second to third among large states in the number of pharmacists per 100. with meritorious teaching required for promotion and tenure. the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The Association has over 1. as well as its perception that existing schools will not meet the growing demand for pharmacists for the foreseeable future. expanded store hours and openings of new stores. a mail survey of approximately 500 Illinois pharmacists located in central and southern Illinois. (c) unprecedented increases in the volume and range of activities on today’s pharmacists. 59 to 74 percent of the 157 pharmacists who responded 42 . and it identified in February 2001. the Board of the Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association is “overwhelmingly in support” of the proposed new School due to the difficulty in meeting the demand for hospital pharmacists. Some key factors contributing to the shortage are: increased use of prescription medications. plans to double the number of its stores by 2010.360 chain pharmacies in Illinois. The University also conducted. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported in July 1999. Depending on the specific question asked. sharp increase in per capita prescription volume in recent years. Walgreen Company. With the assistance of Dr. The Pharmacist Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand for Pharmacists. representatives from the American Pharmacy Association. the Illinois Pharmacists Association. and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. and one of them reported a nine percent vacancy rate for hospitals. Faculty development programs. The U. a major employer of pharmacists. On the other hand. without providing numbers. and. and increased access to health care and increased number of health care providers. market growth and competition among retail pharmacies resulting in increased pharmacist positions. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville surveyed by telephone. Evidence of a shortage of pharmacists identified by the Department of Health & Human Services study includes: (a) demonstrably increased vacancy rates and difficulties in hiring. emeritus dean of the University of Oregon School of Pharmacy. Data in this report show that over the 18-year period from 1973 to 1991. Walgreens hopes to hire every pharmacy school graduate..• • Faculty roles focus on teaching. This consolidation threatens rural hospitals because their pharmacies are required to function with fewer staff. sign-on bonuses. The report specifically indicated that 74 rural Illinois counties lost 17 percent of their pharmacies in the mid-1990s because of consolidation of pharmacies to major population centers. shortages in central and southern Illinois. and other hiring incentives. there were 5. including the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Initiative. All representatives reported a shortage of pharmacists. two of the larger employers of pharmacists in the area (Walmart and CVS) report little or no difficulty filling pharmacist positions. (d) expanded roles and responsibilities of pharmacists. To meet its need for pharmacists. Richard Ohvall. nationally.

These in and out migration numbers of pharmacists are very small compared to the 8. data provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) indicate low and declining occupational demand for pharmacists in the state.650 pharmacists were employed in the state in 1998. the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy enrolled 155 of 385 applicants and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy enrolled 130 of 420 applicants. and. In addition. In 1999. the area of the state south of Interstate Highway 80. Louis College of Pharmacy.and 193 in-migration applications. Fifty-six percent of the respondents believed a new school of pharmacy should be built to serve the needs of central and southern Illinois. For 20002001. A total of 609 degrees was awarded in fiscal year 2000 by the three primary producers of new pharmacy graduates for Illinois: the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy (186). $17. Midwestern University. these tuitions are: UIC. It is expected that the School of Pharmacy will meet or exceed these benchmarks. The department’s data show a decline of 145 positions from 1998 to 2008 (i. 550 pharmacists (or six percent of the state total) were employed in the portion of this region south of Interstate 70 in 1998. Louis College of Pharmacy 43 . the University notes the following in support of its proposal: • • A 1998-1999 ACT report that 750 Illinois high school seniors and juniors indicated pharmacy as their first or second choice academic major in college. information added by IBHE). Louis College of Pharmacy enrolled 167 in 2000. They also project that. SIUE.505 jobs projected for 2008).950 in 2008 (a decline of ten from 1998). specifically.000. this smaller area will employ 545 pharmacists. Nationally. The proposed School of Pharmacy would have a comparatively lower tuition than the three pharmacy schools directly serving Illinois. In 1999. (St. 241 licensed pharmacists applied to leave the state while 197 applied to move to the state.. $10. with a total of 15 projected annual job openings from 1998 through 2008. 8. Over 140 prospective students have indicated a wish to apply once the School is approved. and the St. for 2001. The Illinois Department of Employment Security estimates 222 total annual job openings in Illinois between 1998 and 2008.650 pharmacists employed in Illinois in 1998. 280 out. More specifically. According to the February 2000 National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Newsletter. with 8.reported a shortage of pharmacists in the state.244. Approximately 85 percent of graduates of the School of Dental Medicine and 90 percent of graduates of the School of Nursing work in central and southern Illinois. Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (223). The corresponding numbers for 2000 are 279 out-migration applications and 254 in-migration applications.142 (resident). The Illinois Department of Employment Security projects the total number of pharmacists employed in this area to be 1. making it more affordable to middleand low-income students as well as older students planning a career change.338 (proposed resident). St. show that only 1. • • • • • While some data support the need for more pharmacists nationwide and in Illinois. Illinois is a net exporter of licensed pharmacists. the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy reports an average of three applicants for each new pharmacy student opening. in 2008.e. Data for central and southern Illinois. $16.960 pharmacists (23 percent of Illinois pharmacists) were employed in the area in 1998. $6. It projects 54 total annual openings in the area between 1998 and 2008.

most of Illinois’ new pharmacists are educated by the colleges of pharmacy of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The College reports that they are “in the midst of a $42 million construction project to be completed in 2003”. Louis College of Pharmacy. Of these. the University of Illinois at Chicago reported that approximately 80 to 85 percent of its pharmacy graduates are employed in Illinois. and expects to enroll over 200 in 2002. in Pharmacy. Staff has not received a request from the University for increased space and funding. these institutions would produce approximately 370 new pharmacists for the Illinois market. and given the claim by one chain. with a graduation rate of 155 per year. and that “planning is underway to ensure adequate educational space and personnel to handle the larger class. This projection of 370 new pharmacists is two-thirds higher than the 222 annual pharmacy job openings projected by IDES during this same period. Louis College of Pharmacy reported that 75 percent and 25 percent of their graduates. 190 in 2001. and specifically notes the loss of 17 percent of pharmacies in 74 rural Illinois counties. only the Doctor of Pharmacy degree will be recognized as the entry-level credential into the profession.S. The staff has reservations about the accuracy of IDES projections. Each of these three institutions has a doctor of pharmacy program. As a result.(200—about 40 percent from Illinois). nor has it received any indication that more space and funding are available. In response to Board of Higher Education staff request for information about current and future plans for maintaining or increasing enrollments in their pharmacy colleges: • The University of Illinois at Chicago stated that fall enrollments for 2002 to 2005 would be about 160 entry-level pharmacy students per year. and to some extent. The proposed College of Pharmacy will respond to the need for pharmacists. the St. The U. Specific data regarding the employment situation for pharmacists in central and southern Illinois has not been provided. between 2002 and 2008. but the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has identified shortages in the region. or by 66 percent. not 44 . annually. He indicated IDES would review its projections for pharmacy in May or June of 2002 to determine if changes are necessary. given the preponderance of evidence showing shortages in Illinois and across the nation. Louis College of Pharmacy enrolled 167 freshmen in 2000. Until 2000. Effective in fall 2001. Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy plans to increase the size of admitted students from 148 to 200 in fall 2002. are employed in Illinois. Responding to a request for clarification of these projections. Midwestern University. Walgreens. • • Based on the information provided above. Midwestern University and the St. both institutions gave their baccalaureate students an option to pursue the doctoral degree with an additional year of study beyond the bachelor’s program. Assuming that each institution will continue to confer the same number of degrees as they did in fiscal year 2000 using a pro-rata estimate of graduates who practice in Illinois.S. Department of Health & Human Services study of The Pharmacist Workforce offers a solid rationale for this shortage. Baccalaureate and doctor of pharmacy degrees conferred at the two Illinois institutions grew from 247 in fiscal year 1995 to 409 in fiscal year 2000.” The St. staff is confident that the data provide evidence of a nationwide shortage of pharmacists that varies by region. both the college at Midwestern University and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy had a B. an IDES staff member said the agency has received several complaints that the projection of 222 total annual job openings for pharmacists is too low. As indicated above. respectively. that it would like to hire all Illinois pharmacy school graduates in the years immediately ahead. The University could admit more students if space and funding are available.

000. 35 core faculty members.208 GSF off-campus satellite sites plans for the School. and $486.200 for fiscal year 2002. library resources. the University developed an alternative plan that reduces the total cost by approximately $2 million. The operational budget in the sixth year is based on the national average of 54 schools and colleges of pharmacy in fiscal years 1998 and 1999. The cost for equipment and library resources is included in the requests for new state resources for the first six years of the School’s operation. The same architectural firm designed and constructed.000. a new allied health facility that includes a school of pharmacy. appropriated by the General Assembly. Space is available for the biomedical faculty at the School of Dental Medicine in Alton.140. in the long run. Cost Requirements Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s proposal presents three plans for a building and physical facilities for the School of Pharmacy. the VOA Architectural Firm from Chicago produced a 53. for the University of Florida. $2. and the University’s appropriations for operational expenses 45 .500. The lecture halls in the Science Building would be used in place of the 140-student new lecture hall.604.500 in operational costs for six years. This reduction in cost is achieved by: (a) eliminating the basement and the 140-student lecture hall: (b) reducing the laboratory space from 500 to 400 square feet per faculty.500.573. and students. the University plans to seek new funds from private and federal sources. with an average of $3. In May 2001. Consistent with national norms. The facilities would meet all projected needs of the School’s faculty. to request new state funds. These appropriations for four years totaled $14. faculty members will be given 12-month appointments. The resources would support the recruitment of the School’s five administrators. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s operational budget.300 for fiscal year 2000. Conscious of the state’s difficult fiscal condition and the high cost of the proposed new facilities for the School. $893. and.200 per year. A third alternative plan for a building to house the School is based on a feasibility study conducted by the VOA Architectural Firm to convert the former engineering building in University Park to serve as a temporary facility for the School without the use of state funds. and $5.693-GSF building plan along with three 4. To finance either plan for a new building for the School. and. grew by $3. and equipment. To establish the proposed School (building funds not included).000 in new state resources for the first year of operation. $12.378. staff. instructional materials. Assuming that the Illinois economy rebounds. but also in the areas of rapid population growth in the northeast region of the state. It also outlines the number and type of personnel as well as other vital resources that would be added during each of the first six years.543. $3. A major fundraising campaign from private sources will be undertaken if approval to establish the School is granted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Projected requests for state funds in the following five years are: $696. $165. The estimated total cost of the building and the three satellites is $21 million.200 for fiscal year 1999. (c) opting to use existing facilities at the targeted locations instead of the proposed satellite sites.900 in new dollars.500. These requests total $2. Recruitment of three biomedical faculty members and a professional librarian would complete the list of professional personnel.only in the central and southern regions of the state. This plan benefits from the University’s previous experience of housing its engineering school in a temporary facility until a permanent facility was financed and built.170. The proposal provides estimated total expenditures for each year.292. staff.200 for fiscal year 2001. the University requests $290.

faculty. no convincing data has been provided to support the need for pharmacists in central and southern Illinois.S. (c) any problems encountered in the past year. (b) emphasis on practical pharmacy throughout the curriculum. the evidence regarding the need for pharmacists in central and southern Illinois is conflicting. This report will measure progress made in achieving curricular. the Board of Higher Education is obligated to monitor the University’s progress in carrying out its plans for the School. and. The Board of Higher Education did not recommend new state funds for the School of Pharmacy in fiscal year 2003.500 would be available for the School over the next four to six years. consultants recommended approval contingent on their concerns having been addressed. Chief among these are: (a) commitment to assessment-based education. while the Board of the Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association “overwhelmingly” supports the proposed new School based. The University is committed to reallocating $290. (c) 2+2+2 curricular plan.are the same or higher than appropriations for the last four “good” years. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores give evidence of a national shortage of pharmacists. (d) steps that will be taken the following year and in subsequent years to complete full implementation. and. As noted in the text. (c) strong competition for faculty. Consultants also raised a number of concerns. While data from the U. the University will make annual progress reports to the Board until such time as the School and program are fully implemented. This assumption is contingent on the School of Pharmacy continuing to be the University’s top priority relative to allocation of new state dollars. even though many significant issues cannot be adequately addressed until pharmacy administration and faculty are in place. in part. it is expected that the request for new state dollars totaling $2. Since new state resources in excess of two million dollars are required to establish the proposed School of Pharmacy. Consultants identified a number of strengths in the program description. Likewise. in addition to regularly required performance reviews. and that the program will be supported as the first draw from any new state funds the University does receive and/or through internal reallocation. it commits to fund the new school at some level as a top priority of its operating budget for the next six years. the Illinois Pharmacists Association reported no “majority consensus” on the need for pharmacists in Illinois. Consequently. the University has agreed that it will make facilities for the School of Pharmacy a top priority of its capital budget until the new facility is completed. The University has stated that.543. if no new state dollars are forthcoming for the program.000 to meet the first year’s operational budget if the School is approved. and this requirement is included in the recommended resolution.253. and. (b) limited information regarding faculty and curriculum. In addition. Summary and Recommendations This proposal is advanced with the understanding that the University is committed to establishing the School. in particular: (a) the preliminary nature of facilities planning. and student goals developed on the basis of the original proposal and will include the following: (a) a summary of accomplishments during the past year. (d) potential for collaboration with the University’s nursing and dental programs. leaving $2. Indeed. on difficulty 46 . If the economy does not rebound as expected. (d) the lack of clear funding plans for a building to house the proposed School.500 new state funds to be appropriated in five years. (b) satisfactory progress made to achieve professional accreditation. Finally. no new general funds appropriations for new programs at any university are included in Governor Ryan’s proposed fiscal year 2003 budget. it would take more than four to six years for state appropriated funds to meet the needs of the School.

IDES intends to review its projections in response to several complaints that its projection of annual pharmacy job openings is too low. the following resolution is recommended: The Illinois Board of Higher Education hereby grants Southern Illinois University Edwardsville approval to establish a School of Pharmacy and to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. SIUE will address and resolve the concerns and recommendations expressed by the external consultants. and the current fiscal climate. in accordance with the structure outlined in this item. However. 47 . as the School of Pharmacy is developed. the ambiguity of the data. That the school annually demonstrate satisfactory progress to the Board of Higher Education. Illinois pharmacy schools will produce more than twice the number of graduates than positions projected by the Illinois Department of Employment Security between 2002 and 2008. Finally. and That SIUE will establish and maintain operating and capital funding in accordance with its commitments as outlined in this agenda item. Given the complexity of the issue. based on current estimates.experienced in meeting the demand for hospital pharmacists. subject to the following conditions: • • • That.

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