The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) supports the Dean of the College, the Department Chairs, and Faculty, on all matters of academic policy, standards, and procedures relating to students and the PharmD. curriculum.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Identify and manage policies, procedures and practices that serve and develop students so that they may progress through the PharmD program and reach their maximum potential.
  • Oversee curriculum development and review and provide analysis of curricular and student outcomes
  • Assist the Dean with accreditation and regulatory processes to ensure the program meets accreditation standards
  • Serve as an ex officio member on the Curriculum Committee, Professional and Academic Standards Committee and Assessment Committee
  • Oversee exam and class schedules and the academic calendar
  • Provide oversight for students’ course and instructor evaluations
  • Assign student teams for each class and provide oversight to ensure team effectiveness
  • Provide mentorship and develop Faculty in their teaching and scholarly activities

Linda Buckley, PhD
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


Prior to this appointment, Dr. Buckley served as Chief Planning Officer at University of the Pacific for four years. From 2006 – 2014 she was Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor at San Francisco State University and Interim Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor at Sacramento State University for 11 years. She is currently an Emerita Professor at Sacramento State University. Buckley also served as Associate Director of the International Training and Education Center at UC, Davis. She earned her BA in English from University of Georgia; MA in Linguistics from UC, Davis; and MA and PhD in Anthropology from UC, Davis. In addition to her work in academic affairs on strategic planning, accreditation, assessment, curriculum planning, and institutional research, she has worked extensively on teacher training grants with the Fulbright Association, Institute of International Education, Amideast, and USAID in Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Buckley was a Commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges from 2013-2019.

PharmD Program and Curriculum

PharmD Program and Curriculum

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Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

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Schedules and Calendars

Schedules and Calendars

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