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Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), a Catholic institution committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs.  The Feik School of Pharmacy embraces the Mission of the university as it develops a group of caring faculty and student scholars who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people of south Texas and the nation.  The program focuses on a strong foundation in the basic, pharmaceutical, administrative and clinical sciences using innovative technology, curricular integration, lifelong learning and critical thinking to provide high-quality, evidence-based pharmaceutical care with opportunities for multicultural and multilingual development.

The School of Pharmacy envisions its faculty and student pharmacists as leaders in the community of health care educators and practitioners, who are advocates dedicated to the delivery of superior, patient-centered, team care and enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens.

The school promotes full emergence of the faculty as fine-tuned educators through teaching and practice excellence, community and professional service, leadership opportunities, planned development activities and scholarship.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES (Our Goals and Values)
Guiding Principle I: Embrace the Mission of the University by enhancing human intellectual diversity to build a student body, faculty, and staff that reflect our society while fostering a climate of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for human dignity.

Guiding Principle II: Strive for teaching excellence to improve the quality of learning for students that ensures competency in the discipline, good communication skills, applicable critical thinking skills and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Guiding Principle III: Use technology to improve instruction, learning, and provision of discipline specific service.

Guiding Principle IV: Provide an environment and resources necessary to implement and maintain relevant research in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences.

Guiding Principle V: Provide a financial structure that ensures programmatic growth, self-sufficiency, and support for student financial aid.

Guiding Principle VI: Provide modern, adequate physical facilities and clinical training sites that accommodate the current needs and future direction of the program.

Guiding Principle VII: Provide a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, teaching, and student learning.

Guiding Principle VIII: Make available post-graduate experiences and opportunities that foster lifelong learning.

Guiding Principle IX: Recruit, retain and mentor the highest quality faculty, staff, and students. 

Guiding Principle X: Keep abreast of current and future trends and dynamics in pharmacy and the healthcare industry.

Approved October 16, 2014