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Common Ground Professionalism Initiative

The Common Ground Framework for Professional Conduct was developed concurrently with the Creating COMmunity process and is intended as a set of guiding, foundational principles that underlie professional conduct within the College of Osteopathic Medicine community regardless of status in the college as faculty, staff, student or administrator. There are significant correlations between the Creating COMmunity findings and the Common Ground Framework, and the framework is one of the primary guiding tools for responding to the needs brought forward during the Creating COMmunity process.

As an advisory team, we continually assess Common Ground protocols, processes, and the impact on the community. To meaningfully reflect on our progress and growth thus far, we will pause the Common Ground submission portal for a few months, beginning on March 31. While paused, please work with Dr. Ruger for student-related concerns, Dr. Waarala for curricular-related concerns, and Sarah Kovach for staff/faculty-related concerns.