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                                                                             June 2022
Click below to read the monthly update from the leadership of the University Faculty Council! This update follows the June 7th meeting of the Council.
UFC Chair's Update
The University Faculty Council is convening a group focused on enhancing the faculty experience, the “Faculty Exceptional Experience Group.” We will be meeting later this summer to brainstorm ways to optimize faculty well-being within the university. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, please contact Natalie Bonfine, PhD, incoming Chair of University Faculty Council, at
Honoring Our Learners
at Commencement!
Nearly sixty faculty members, in addition to members of the stage party and faculty hooders, marched in the NEOMED Commencement Ceremony on
May 7.The Scene Shop at EJ Thomas Hall was filled with spirited conversation as many faculty members "reconnected" at the first in-person commencement since the 2019 ceremony.

To those who attended - thank you for taking the time to celebrate this milestone with the students. 
From the College of Pharmacy
We have the upcoming College of Pharmacy faculty retreat on Wednesday, August 10 from 12-4 p.m. at Kent State University.  We will be discussing topics such as new faculty training, active learning strategies, Canvas training, the professionalism concerns reporting process for students/staff/faculty, excused/unexcused absences for students, and the CAPP process.  

Also, Save the Date for the first Celebration of Professional Education co-sponsored by the NEOMED College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy on Monday, October 17 in the afternoon.

As always, if you have items you would like to include in this monthly list of suggestions, please let me know. I would be more than happy to share it with the group.

Petrea Cober, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN
COP Director of Professional Development
From the NEOMED Library
The Education Resources Committee and the NEOMED Library are happy to announce that ClinicalKey will be available to all NEOMED Students, Faculty and Staff beginning July 1, 2022.

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is a medical search engine that gives you instant access to:
  • Full-text reference books and journals including top titles such as Gray’s Anatomy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, The Lancet and Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Clinical Overviews that provide succinct, easy-to-navigate summaries for quick answers
  • Drug monographs
  • Medical and procedure videos and images
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Practice guidelines
  • Clinical calculators and more

For more details on ClinicalKey, please visit:

Upcoming workshops will introduce you to this powerful tool and answer any questions you may have. Please select the best option for you and register; workshops will be recorded and available upon request for those who cannot attend live sessions.

Workshop Options:

ClinicalKey at NEOMED Session 1
Wednesday, July 6 | 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Register Here

ClinicalKey at NEOMED Session 2
Monday, July 11 | 10- 10:30 a.m.
Register Here

Or, visit the ClinicalKey training calendar

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dani Hollar
Electronic Resources Librarian
Celebrating Faculty!
Amy F. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., was awarded the
Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award – Rootstown-based Faculty.
From Faculty Enrichment
and Engagement
for the upcoming NEOMED White Coat ceremonies!

College of Medicine - Friday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m.
College of Pharmacy - Friday, August 19 at 3:00 p.m.

More information to come from each college! 
Reaffirmation of University Accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission

NEOMED is preparing for its 10-year Comprehensive Evaluation and Site Visit by its institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC evaluates the quality of NEOMED’s operations, educational programs, resources, and planning as a university based on the HLC Criteria for Accreditation.

Since last Fall, approximately 70 faculty, staff, and a student trustee have been involved in drafting NEOMED’s Assurance Argument and Evidence File, a type of self-study narrative with supporting documentation. The effort is being led by NEOMED’s HLC Steering Committee, chaired by Jeff Wenstrup, Ph.D., professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and the offices of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Research.

To gather student input on the quality of NEOMED’s programs and services, the HLC conducted a Student Opinion Survey of all NEOMED students in April and will share survey findings with HLC’s reviewers and NEOMED ahead of the site visit in late summer.

On September 12 – 13, a team of HLC Peer Reviewers (i.e., volunteer faculty and administrators from institutions accredited by the HLC) will be on campus to conduct interviews with various leaders and groups to verify the claims made in the Assurance Argument and evaluate NEOMED’s compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation.

All faculty are asked to become familiar with NEOMED’s preparations for the reaffirmation of accreditation by the HLC. Please visit NEOMED’s website on the Higher Learning Commission’s 2022 Site Visit or contact Deborah Loyet, NEOMED’s HLC accreditation liaison officer, at
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