Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement

About the office

The Office of Accreditation and Quality Improvement is responsible for the visioning, development, implementation, management, and continuous quality improvement of the assessment plan and accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program.

Part of the Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, it is managed by Mitra Assemi, PharmD, the associate dean of assessment and quality improvement, who reports to the vice dean who, in turn, reports to the dean.

Responsibilities include

Programmatic assessment

  • Ensuring quality and continuous improvement of the PharmD assessment plan
  • Collaboratively developing, implementing, and managing curricular assessment plans, policies, procedures, and activities
  • Managing and continuously improving the quality of programmatic assessment activities (e.g., administration and reporting of required survey outcomes; graduation and board licensure rates; programmatic outcomes assessment)


  • Informing and advising School faculty, staff, and students of changes and trends related to accreditation standards for the PharmD program
  • Ensuring that monitoring and self-study reports are prepared and submitted to the accrediting body

Areas of expertise include

  • Curriculum assessment
  • Curricular quality improvement
  • PharmD degree program accreditation requirements and protocol
  • Project planning and implementation

Organization chart

See Org chart: Education Unit.

Contact us

Associate Dean of Accreditation and Quality Improvement
+1 559 499-6515