News and notes from Pacific University.
Tomorrow’s teachers | The Pacific University College of Education renewed its partnership with Chemeketa Community College and the Woodburn School District. The partnership targets minority students beginning in middle school and offers them a path to a prerequisite coursework at Chemeketa then a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and English language learning at Pacific’s Woodburn Campus. As youth populations are increasingly diverse, the majority of the educator workforce is predominantly white. “Students need to see themselves in teachers they learn with, and we feel a responsibility to do everything we can to meet this need,” said College of Education Dean Leif Gustavson.
Pathway to pharmacy | The Pacific University School of Pharmacy has partnered with the University of Oregon to allow undergraduates from UO to seamlessly apply and transition into Pacific’s three-year doctor of pharmacy degree program. The “bridge” program enables UO students to obtain required pre-professional academic credits and experience during their undergraduate years, then be eligible for immediate enrollment into Pacific’s doctoral program upon graduation.
Stroll through Campus | Take a virtual look at Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus with a new interactive online map, complete with Google Streetview and 360-degree photos. “Walk” the pathways of the campus, and immerse yourself in residence halls, science labs and classrooms with the new online tool, soon expanding to Pacific’s additional sites!