Professional Education Division

The Professional Education Division supports the College of Pharmacy's teaching and learning mission through the coordination of our professional programs, experiential education offerings, and innovative continuing and online learning opportunities. We additionally provide services to support student learning and professional development as well as our faculty members’ world-class instruction in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.


The Division is separated into the following units under the leadership of Jeannine Conway, Associate Dean of Professional Education:

These units work together to coordinate and develop different aspects of the Doctor of Pharmacy program as well as the College of Pharmacy's continuing and online education, in order to develop world-class leaders in pharmaceutical practice.

Administrative and Operational Support Contacts

Teaching, Learning, & Assessment

TLA titleThe Office of Teaching, Learning, & Assessment (TLA) facilitates all aspects of instruction for the PharmD curriculum. This office manages scheduling of courses, rooms, and examinations across both campuses; provides instructional, curricular, and syllabus support; and provides assessment services of learning outcomes at the course-level.


Pharmacy Learning Collaborative

PLC titleThe Pharmacy Learning Collaborative (PLC) creates and facilitates innovative, interactive online courses and live learning experiences for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; practicing professionals; alumni; and health care organizations. PLC is dedicated to providing high quality educational opportunities to current and future pharmacists.

Course Directors


Experiential Education

Experiential Education EEThe Office of Experiential Education manages the practice components of the PharmD curriculum, including Introductory & Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs & APPEs) and the Pharmceutical Care Learning Center. AEE acts as liaison and coordinators of our preceptors in clinics across the state of Minnesota, managing the annual placement of students in clinical sites, training of preceptors, and completion & assessment of learning objectives.

Course Directors
  • Heather Blue, Institutional IPPE & Assistant Professor
  • Scott Chapman, Acute Care/Institutional Practice & Associate Professor
  • Andrew Traynor, Community Practice and Community IPPE, Assistant Dean for Experiential Educatoin & Professor
  • Jean Moon, Ambulatory Care & Associate Professor
  • Ann Philbrick, Patient Care Electives & Associate Professor
  • Stephanie Swanson, Non Patient Care Electives & Teaching Specialist
  • Jason Varin, Community IPPE & Assistant Professor


Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center

 PCLC titleEmulating the real-world clinical settings pharmacists work in, the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center (PCLC) provides a lab setting for students at our Twin Cities and Duluth campuses to practice skills in patient care, sterile and non-sterile compounding, and practice management.


Assessment & Research

OAR titleWorking closely with the College's Assessment Committee and other subdivisions of PED, the Office of Assessment & Research (OAR) collects and analyzes data and prepares reports about student learning and the student experience in the PharmD program.  OAR also provides support for College faculty, staff and committees interested in studying these areas.  Serving as a clearinghouse for information about assessment activities occurring throughout the College, OAR maintains assessment-related information required by ACPE for continuing accreditation of the PharmD program.


  • Tim Stratton, Senior Associate to the Dean for Assessment & Accreditation & Professor