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CPHS hosts grand opening for Johansen Skills Assessment Laboratory

September 26, 2013

On Oct. 4, the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) will host a grand opening for the Johansen Skills Assessment Laboratory at 11:30 a.m. in Cline Hall. Drake administrators, faculty, staff, and students will be in attendance to celebrate the new learning space.

Thanks to a lead gift from Greg Johansen to distinctlyDrake, the Johansen Skills Assessment Laboratory in the CPHS has allowed for the creation of several flexible collaborative learning spaces for students to practice skills in a controlled environment.

“Our mission is to provide an intellectually stimulating learning environment where collaborative learning can occur among students, faculty and staff,” says Wendy Duncan, dean of the CPHS. “The Johansen Skills Assessment Laboratory provides a flexible, state-of-the-art learning space that will enable faculty and students to design an environment that best suits their current needs.”

Each of the collaborative learning spaces are furnished with modular tables and chairs, along with learning technology for projection from a laptop to a large screen television. The learning spaces will be utilized for the following purposes:

• Skill-based instruction and competence assessment in support of the Pharmacy Skills and Applications Course, Immunization Course, Patient Assessment and Health Coaching courses
• Student team-based learning
• Faculty‐student appointments
• Individual and group student study areas
• Faculty collaborative discussions
• Student organization meetings

For more information, contact Wendy Duncan at or 515-271-3018.