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Office of Academic Affairs

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Dr. WelchThe Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) provides administration and support for the curricular realization of our mission: to develop progressive, team-oriented pharmacists who can improve healthcare, especially in rural and under-served communities.  Our contemporary curriculum is integrative, inclusive, individualized, and innovating.  We blend the basic biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences with social and clinical sciences to create an environment of academic excellence.  It’s our strong emphasis on interprofessional education and our strong value to stimulate life-long curiosity through student-based research that we help develop successful members of the healthcare team.  OAA contributes to this purpose by supporting academic success from transition to pharmacy school, to academic monitoring and progression, to the success on the licensure examinations.  We oversee the peer tutoring program and provide support and resources for student and faculty success.  OAA manages the academic calendar and schedules as well as instructional design and technology.  Assessment activities and ACPE accreditation oversight are also provided by OAA.

You may contact us at  or by calling 423-439-6334. 

Adam C. Welch, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, FAPhA
Associate Dean, Assessment and Academic Affairs

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