PA Studies Committees

Academic Progression Committee (APC)

The Academic Progression Committee (APC) evaluates students’ academic and professional standing within the program while assessing the need for student remediation, deceleration, or advancement to the next sequential semester based on student performance, which includes academic performance, clinical learning progress, and professional performance.

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is tasked with the evaluation of programmatic admissions criteria and policies, trending of incoming student qualifications, and comparison of student qualifications for prediction of success in the PA program.

Clinical Committee

The Clinical Committee is tasked with discussing current courses, preceptor issues, and clinical students. This committee works collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Education to identify strengths and weaknesses while making recommendations for improvements.

Didactic Committee

The Didactic Committee is tasked with discussing current courses, issues, and student performances. At the end of each semester, this committee will review the semester performance and evaluations in each course.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is comprised of program faculty and students devoted to identifying barriers to student success and developing initiatives to support our diverse students.  Together, the committee will determine and establish goals for the program, leading us to provide equitable and inclusive opportunities to our students, faculty, and staff and positively impact the patients our students and graduates will reach.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Program Director, Associate Program Director, Director of Didactic Education, and the Director of Clinical Education. This committee meets biweekly to discuss policy, programmatic issues, and review assessments.

Interprofessional Education Committee

Interprofessional education (IPE), includes opportunities in which students from two or more professions in health and social care learn together during all or part of their professional training with the object of cultivating collaborative practice for providing patient-centered care.  The purpose of this committee is to develop internal IPE cases/exercises and determine external opportunities to fulfill the mission of integrating IPE into the PA curriculum.