The Shout Out form that members of the SMPH community use to recognize their colleagues has received some enhancements. Submitters are now asked to provide information on how the individual(s) they are recognizing has embodied the school’s Guiding Principles and Behaviors, which are inspired by the school’s values and part of the Shared Guidelines for Professional Conduct.
The school’s Guiding Principles and Behaviors are:
- Be Accountable: Act with Honesty, Integrity, and Fairness
- Commit to Respect, Kindness, Compassion, and Altruism
- Demonstrate Innovation and Excellence
- Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Guiding Principles and Behaviors serve to assist members of the SMPH community in living the school’s values of integrity and accountability; compassion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and excellence. They are part of the school’s Shared Guidelines for Professional Conduct, which were created through the Building Community program in 2020 by members of the Building Community Shared Understanding Work Team and endorsed by the Building Community Steering Committee.
The Shared Guidelines are intended to be a living document that provides overarching guidance on the shared responsibility of everyone at SMPH and their partnering institutions to act with the highest levels of respect, integrity and accountability—and according to appropriate ethical and legal standards—in their daily activities inside and outside SMPH.
The purpose of the Shout Out form changes is to raise awareness of the Guiding Principles and Behaviors and celebrate the members of the SMPH community who work diligently to embody them in their words and actions every day. The Guiding Principles and Behaviors the Shout Out submitter selects will be highlighted when it is published in In the Know.
An option to submit an anonymous Shout Out was also added.