Samford University

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan


Recruit and retain the best students

  • Create full scholarships for academic merit awarded byrepresentative faculty entities to at least 5% of the incomingclass
  • Provide services for graduate students that recognize theirneeds and support their goals

·         Offerassistance to ensure that 10% of graduates are from minoritygroup

Recruit and retain the best faculty

  • Bring faculty salaries to a comparable or better than levelwith peer institutions
  • Provide significant raises for promotion
  • Create endowed professorships in every department
  • Create a faculty development fund equivalent to 3% of facultysalaries
  • Reward active scholars, artists and teachers with teachingloads and resources comparable to peer institutions
  • Provide funds for faculty development related to projects andinitiatives that benefit the programs of the university  

Develop and sustain the best programs

  • Bring library funding into parity with peer institutions
  • Increase study abroad programs to 45% of full-timestudents
  • Provide seed money for the development and implementation ofspecial programs/initiatives
  • Technology
  • Promote the highest levels of achievement in the academicprograms of the university