A curriculum review and mapping process supported by an electronic database system

Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Oct 15;72(5):99. doi: 10.5688/aj720599.


Curriculum mapping and review is now an expected continuous quality improvement initiative of pharmacy professional programs. Effectively implementing and sustaining this expectation can be a challenge to institutions of higher education and requires dedicated faculty members, a systematic approach, creativity, and--perhaps most importantly--demonstrated leadership at all levels of the institution. To address its specific situation and needs, the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy implemented a peer review process of ongoing curriculum mapping and evaluation. An electronic Pharmacy Curriculum Management System (PCMS) was developed to support faculty efforts to manage curricular data, monitor program outcomes, and improve communications to its stakeholders on 2 campuses and across the state.

Keywords: assessment; curriculum; curriculum mapping; evaluation; instructional technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Database Management Systems / organization & administration*
  • Education, Pharmacy / methods
  • Education, Pharmacy / standards
  • Faculty / organization & administration
  • Faculty / standards
  • Humans
  • Oklahoma
  • Peer Review / methods*
  • Peer Review / standards*
  • Program Development / methods
  • Program Development / standards
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Program Evaluation / standards
  • Schools, Pharmacy / organization & administration*