Dear students, faculty, staff, alumni & friends,
We begin the academic year 2020-2021 this month amid a global pandemic.
We have worked tirelessly this summer retooling to be certain that we can deliver a high-quality curriculum online and possibly a hybrid format
As I begin my second year of serving as your Dean, I wish to thank my faculty and staff for their commitment to excellence. Their candid conversations and honest feedback over the past year has helped me to better understand the college’s needs.
Much has happened and much has been accomplished during the past year.
We have seen a global viral infection pandemic spread all across the country. We must be engaged in efforts toward its regression. We have and continue to witness a popular uprising against social injustice and systemic racism in our nation. This is our second pandemic. Much like the first, it is our duty to engage in efforts towards its end.
Our students are doing well in all our programs. I am very excited about new leadership in our Office of Experiential Education.
Our new Office of Education Effectiveness (OEE) in partnership with each of our programs’ Educational Effectiveness Committees (EEC) will assure the delivery of the most rigorous curricula. Further, they ascertain that the appropriate assessment tools are being utilized to measure student learning outcomes. The OEE also serves to compile and disseminate curricular and programmatic data to internal stakeholders such as TSU Administration and external stakeholders such as accrediting agencies.
The newly formed Division of Interprofessional Practice with its state-of-the-art medical simulation center will play an integral role in providing first class interprofessional education and practice classes to our students and preceptors.
One of the core functions of our college is our responsibility to the community in which we operate and our relationship with our alumni and supporters. I am delighted to announce that we are starting this year with our new Director of Outreach. He will start to lay the foundation for a number of initiatives to engage and serve our community and external stakeholders.
Let me assure you that although we are starting the academic year 2020-2021 in the midst of two pandemics, we will finish the year stronger than ever by making a commitment to teaching, learning, safety, and the community. Finally, I ask that you practice kindness and compassion with one another.
May you always live in the present moment.
Rashid Mosavin, RPh., PhD., MBA
Dean & Professor
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Gray Hall 240
Texas Southern University, August 2020