Academic Affairs


About the Office of Academic Affairs

The office of academic affairs oversees academic standards and progression, program accreditation initiatives, academic scheduling, curricular and programmatic assessment, faculty development, and other academic-related services for the school.


Linda S. Garavalia, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Tamica Lige, Administrative Assistant and Site Coordinator

Contact information:

Telephone: 816-235-1660
Fax: 816-235-5190
2464 Charlotte Street, HSB 2304
Kansas City, MO 64108

School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan (pdf)

School of Pharmacy Organization

Faculty Governance

Faculty Review, Promotion, and Tenure policies

Accreditation, assessment, and program evaluation

  • Doctor of pharmacy program
  • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
  • Course and instructor evaluations

Program expansion

For questions regarding program expansion, please contact our office. The PharmD program currently includes two sites - Kansas City and MU in Columbia. We are in the process of developing a third site in Springfield, MO in collaboration with MSU. For more information on the MSU expansion click here.

Instructional technology

Support for academic personnel

  • Academic personnel recruitment and retention
  • Faculty development
    • Faculty orientation
    • Instructional improvement and assistance
    • Professional development events and seminars