The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence in teaching, research and public/professional service in areas unique to the practice of pharmacy and to the pharmaceutical sciences.
The school's professional educational programs have as their principal purpose the training of pharmacy practitioners who are compassionate, ethical and caring; scientifically knowledgeable and technically competent; skilled at communication and teamwork; motivated to pursue lifelong learning; and dedicated to fulfilling the public trust by assuring the safe, effective and efficient use of prescription and non-prescription drug products.
The school's faculty endorses the concept that pharmaceutical care, defined as "the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improve a patient's quality of life" constitutes the essence of the pharmacy profession and as such must provide the foundation for every aspect of the school's professional curriculum.
Faculty members are committed to teaching excellence and to continuous monitoring of the professional curriculum to assure its faithfulness and relevance to the tenets of pharmaceutical care. Pursuant to this commitment, faculty members welcome the scrutiny provided by student and peer evaluations and by outcomes measurements that assess overall teaching quality and lead the way to improvements in the school's instructional programs.
The faculty also is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Encouraging faculty members to engage in creative activities that have a positive impact on the well-being of society, providing these faculty members with the resources necessary to develop into accomplished scholars and supporting graduate, post-graduate and post-professional research training programs are major priorities of the School of Pharmacy.
The faculty of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciencesrecognizes the value of diversity in enriching the school's cultural, learning and scholarly environment and is dedicated to promoting diversity within itself and among the school's students and staff. To achieve this goal, the school makes every effort to recruit and retain individuals from diverse educational, cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The faculty also recognizes its responsibility to advance the profession of pharmacy through public advocacy and through participation in the affairs of local, national and international pharmacy organizations.
Download the Dean's State of the School 2012 Presentation (PDF)