Evaluation of Service
The service component of academic responsibility can be divided into at least two major parts: (1) service to the university, School of Pharmacy, and their Division; and (2) service to the profession of Pharmacy, to professional organizations and to governmental agencies.
There is a tendency to “protect” junior faculty from involvement in “service” activities and, in general, not to include some type of critical evaluation of the quality of effort made in carrying out various “service” functions. Although it is understandable why such involvement should be kept to a minimum, there is a danger that habits of poor institutional citizenship and service to the broader scholarly, professional, and societal communities can be ingrained to the eventual detriment of all concerned. Thus, we recommend the following.