Pharmacy school earns CHEA award

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A pharmacy school in Illinois is the first of its kind to win 1-of-4 national 2011 Council for Higher Education Accreditation Awards.

The CHEA gave the award to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. The award recognizes schools that the CHEA considers exceptional in developing and applying evidence of student-learning outcomes to improve higher education quality and accountability.

The SIUE school’s application focused on a mandatory senior capstone project in which students must create a business plan related to a specific aspect of pharmacy in order to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained.

“CHEA is pleased to acknowledge the work of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy in providing an example of institutional progress and effective approaches to use the student-learning outcomes,” CHEA president Judith Eaton said.

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