Recognition of teaching excellence

Dana Hammer, Peggy Piascik, Melissa Medina, Amy Pittenger, Renee Rose, Freddy Creekmore, Robert Soltis, Alicia Bouldin, Lindsay Schwarz, Steven Scott

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The 2008-2009 Task Force for the Recognition of Teaching Excellence was charged by the AACP Council of Faculties Leadership to examine teaching excellence by collecting best practices from colleges and schools of pharmacy, evaluating the literature to identify evidence-based criteria for excellent teaching, and recommending appropriate means to acknowledge and reward teaching excellence. This report defines teaching excellence and discusses a variety of ways to assess it, including student, alumni, peer, and self-assessment. The task force identifies important considerations that colleges and schools must address when establishing teaching recognition programs including the purpose, criteria, number and mix of awards, frequency, type of award, and method of nominating and determining awardees. The report concludes with recommendations for the academy to consider when establishing and revising teaching award programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2010


  • Faculty development
  • Pharmacy education
  • Teaching awards
  • Teaching excellence
  • Teaching recognition


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