The Respiratory Therapy program must, at a minimum, meet the assessment thresholds
established by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for the following
program outcomes, regardless of location and instructional methodology used: a) Graduate
performance on the national credentialing examination for entry into practice; b)
Programmatic retention/attrition; c) Graduate satisfaction with program; d) Employer
satisfaction with program; and e) Job placement.
ACPE Draft Standards 2016
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education draft Standards are designed to ensure
that graduates of pharmacy education programs are practice-ready and team-ready –
prepared to directly contribute to patient care and collaborate with other healthcare
providers. They focus on the educational outcomes required of PharmD programs and
the assessment of those outcomes. They also address structural and process-related
elements within pharmacy education that are necessary to implement evidence-based
outcome measures and document achievement of the standards.
CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013
The Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) educational outcomes were
created to guide curricular discussions of faculty and preceptors within the academy
and curriculum planning, delivery, and assessment within colleges and schools of pharmacy
(CAPE Panel Report-Educational Outcomes, 2013). The COPHS review process involves
an annual review and mapping of CAPE domains to the College’s terminal outcomes, to
confirm consistency in developing learning objectives and defining curricular priorities
for pharmacy and other health professions.