URI's College of Pharmacy will lead the way toward effective global health care by: developing innovative teaching practices, advancing research and practice, and merging true entrepreneurial spirit with care and compassion.
The College of Pharmacy fosters a learning-centered, research-oriented educational environment that encourages individuals to make positive life-long contributions to global health. We prepare professional degree students to provide compassionate pharmacist-delivered patient care, and inspire our students through innovative problem-based learning, rich experiential curricula and inter-professional collaboration. We foster a community of scholars who will further the body of knowledge in pharmaceutical, biomedical, and clinical sciences. We strive to improve quality of life: locally, nationally and globally.
The College of Pharmacy Goals focus on the following areas: Academic Quality, Collaborative and Experiential Learning, Global Research Excellence, Faculty Development, Diversity/Inclusion, and Institutional Effectiveness.
1. Academic Quality:
1.a To expand high quality academics and support systems to ensure the success of our PharmD and BSPS students, positioning URI COP as the first choice school.
1.b Excellence in Graduate Education: Continue improving the quality and relevance of our graduate programs and position URI COP as the first choice school for the highest caliber graduate candidates.
2. Collaborative and Experiential Learning:
Promote active, collaborative and experiential learning that prepares students for a rapidly changing health care environment.
3. Global Research Excellence:
Transform our research program to become a global center of excellence in strategically identified areas, resulting in influencing the course of research throughout the University and expanding the economic development of Rhode Island.
4. Faculty Development:
Support faculty development and training so that the College will continue its success in teaching, scholarship, outreach, and professional service.
Foster a strong diverse community, which expects caring, integrity and respect between all students, faculty and staff in the College.
6. Institutional Effectiveness.
6.a Culture of Excellence: Ensure a culture of excellence by purposeful development and support of highly skilled, diverse Staff who are empowered, valued and appreciated.
6.b Operations & Communications (All Stakeholders): The College will operate and communicate in a collaborative, effective and transparent manner with all stakeholders.