Kristin Janke, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Kristin Janke

Contact Info

janke006@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-4648

Office Address:
7-125D Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (Educational Psychology Minor), College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude (Psychology), St. Olaf College

Summary

Dr. Janke received her B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College and her PhD in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Janke has held various administrative appointments at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, including Assistant Dean for Educational Development (2002-2007) and Associate Dean for Assessment & Curricular Development (2008-2010).

She is currently the Director of the Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education at the University of Minnesota. In this role, she works with faculty, graduate students and residents to address educational challenges by facilitating the formation of research teams and the implementation of scholarly initiatives.

Dr. Janke’s scholarly interests include: implementing unique methods for student leadership development, enhancing assessment practices in colleges/schools of pharmacy and broadening publication options for educational scholarship. In addition, She teaches pharmacy students in the leadership emphasis area, residents in the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency and graduate students in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program.

Expertise

Student Leadership Development

In 2007, Drs. Sorensen, Traynor and Janke launched the Leadership Emphasis Area within the Pharm.D. program, which involved the design of five new courses and a new Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). Dr. Janke has functioned as the instructional designer for the team, identifying resources and developing new learning activities for the leadership curriculum. Currently, Dr. Janke takes primary responsibility for Leadership Bestsellers (Phar 6941) and Leadership Capstone (Phar 6942), as well as serving as an emphasis area advisor and supporting students during the Leading Change Experience (Phar 6939/6940). She is also actively involved in planning leadership instruction for the core curriculum, serving as the Lead for the Leadership and Engagement Domain Team.

In addition to teaching in leadership, Dr. Janke enjoys supporting student leadership development outside of the classroom. Since 2010, she has served as Co-Advisor, with Dr. Michael Swanoski, for the Alpha Phi Chapter for Phi Lambda Sigma. In addition, she served as Chair of the Leadership Development Special Interest Group at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) from 2011-2013 and continues to be active in its committees.

Dr. Janke is a member of the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Leading Healthcare Change.

Assessment

Dr. Janke has a passion for evolving student learning and programmatic assessment. She served as Chair of the College’s Assessment Committee (2002 to 2009) and Chair of the College’s Professional Program’s Accreditation Self Study (2007-2009). During this time, she worked with faculty colleagues to launch the PharmD Program’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) e-portfolio initiative, as well as the College’s first Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) and its first curricular level milestone test. In addition, she was responsible for mission-based programmatic assessment, developing assessment plans for professional education, research & graduate education, clinical affairs and outreach/service.

Dr. Janke has been active in advancing the practice of assessment in pharmacy education. She has collaborated with colleagues on papers related to: the role of assessment in curricular transformation, the development and use of assessment communities of practice, needed competencies for assessment leads and re-envisioning assessment in the accreditation standards. She is a member of the Big 10’s “CIC-PAC” (now BTAA-PAC), an assessment collaborative for pharmacy assessment professionals. In addition, she is a Site Visitor for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Janke’s work in continuing education extends back to her service as a Board Member on the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy in the 1990s. Dr. Janke has served as the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (1998-2009) and on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education (CE) Commission (2007-2013, Chair 2007-2008). Dr. Janke has been an advocate for Continuing Professional Development in pharmacy curricula, having designed and implemented initiatives in both the core and leadership curricula at the UMN-COP. She is a member of the ACPE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Steering Committee, which has the goal of facilitating further profession-wide implementation and adoption of the CPD concept and approaches.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and Scholarship of Education

Dr. Janke enjoys supporting authors in disseminating key findings from scholarly initiatives in pharmacy education. She is Editor for the Education Section of the journal, INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. She is also the Executive Associate Editor for Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and an editor for CPTL’s scholarly blog, Pulses. In these roles, she has worked to:

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Janke received the 2012 Lyman Award for best paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. She has also received the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award (2010 and 2015) and the AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment (2012). In 2011, Dr. Janke was inducted into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Student Leadership Development

In 2007, Drs. Sorensen, Traynor and Janke launched the Leadership Emphasis Area, which involved the design of five new courses and a new Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). Dr. Janke has functioned as the instructional designer for the team, identifying resources and developing new learning activities for the leadership curriculum. Currently, Dr. Janke takes primary responsibility for Leadership Bestsellers (Phar 6257) and Leadership Portfolio (Phar 6228), as well as serving as an emphasis area advisor and supporting students during the Leading Change Experience (Phar 6227). She is also actively involved in planning leadership instruction for the new curriculum, serving as the Lead for the Leadership and Engagement Domain Team.

In addition to teaching in leadership, Dr. Janke enjoys supporting student leadership development outside of the classroom. Dr. Janke is the faculty liaison for the Leadership Ambassadors. Since 2010, she has served as Co-Advisor, with Dr. Michael Swanoski, for the Alpha Phi Chapter for Phi Lambda Sigma. In addition, she served as Chair of the Leadership Development Special Interest Group at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in 2011-2013.

Dr. Janke is a member of the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Leading Healthcare Change.

Assessment

Dr. Janke has a passion for advancing student learning and programmatic assessment. She served as Chair of the College’s Assessment Committee (2002 to 2009) and Chair of the College’s Professional Program’s Accreditation Self Study (2007-2009). During this time, she worked with faculty colleagues to launch the PharmD Program’s Electronic Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio initiative, as well as the College’s first Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) and its first curricular level milestone test. In addition, she was responsible for mission-based programmatic assessment, developing assessment plans for professional education, research & graduate education, clinical affairs and outreach/service. Dr. Janke is a member of the Big 10’s “CIC-PAC”, an assessment collaborative for pharmacy assessment professionals. In addition, she is a Site Visitor for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Janke’s work in continuing education extends back to her service as a Board Member on the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy in the mid-1990s. From 1998-2009, Dr. Janke was the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Dr. Janke served on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education (CE) Commission from 2007-2013 (Chair 2007-2008). The CE Commission works closely with the ACPE Board of Directors to recommend policies and procedures for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), standards for accreditation of CPE and actions concerning accreditation for CPE.

Dr. Janke has teaching and scholarly interests in Continuing Professional Development (CPD). She teaches Minnesota’s fourth year CPD Portfolio course, which is a required, year-long course that is completed concurrently with Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and is designed to develop lifelong learning skills. She is a member of the ACPE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Steering Committee, which has the goal of facilitating further profession-wide implementation and adoption of the CPD concept and approaches.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Janke is the Director of the Wulling Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Pharmacy Education. She received the Lyman Award for best paper in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in 2012. She has also received the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award and AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment. In 2011, Dr. Janke was inducted into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Most recently, Dr. Janke co-chaired the 2013-2014 AACP Council of Faculties Faculty Affairs Committee, which developed the criteria, evaluation process and logistics for the AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. Dr. Janke is responsible for the Education Section of a new online journal, INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy.

Teaching

Courses

Course Director Phar 7010: Continuing Professional Development Portfolio (required for PDIV students) Phar 6257: Leadership Bestsellers (required for Leadership Emphasis Area Students) Phar 6228: Leadership Portfolio (required for Leadership Emphasis Area Students) Instructional Foundations (optional for Ambulatory Care Residents) Instructor Phar 6237/6238: Leading Change in Pharmacy I and II (elective for PDII and PDIII students) Early Career Teaching Program, Center for Teaching and Learning (for new University faculty) Phar 6227: Leading Change Experience Preceptor Phar 7223: Leadership Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE), Introduction to Academia APPE, and Educational Development APPE