Published on May 1, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
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Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly approved the following special resolution during its final meeting of the disrupted 2020 spring semester.

Howard College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly Resolution Expressing Gratitude for Samford University’s Response to COVID-19

Whereas on January 30, 2020, Samford University’s administration began communicating with Samford employees about the threat of COVID-19;

Whereas on February 26, 2020, Samford University Provost instructed Samford faculty to be prepared to move all courses on-line if necessary;

Whereas members of Samford University Faculty Success Collaborative, employees of Samford University Technology in Learning Center, and Samford University librarians responded to the Provost’s instruction quickly by providing digital materials, advice about copyright law, training sessions for using the Canvas on-line course management system, and many other resources;

Whereas we regard the support for teaching and student advising from the Provost’s Office and other Samford University’s administrative officers, the office of Dana Basinger, Samford University Faculty Success Collaborative, Samford University Technology in Learning Center, and Samford University librarians to be extraordinary during this time;

Resolved, that members of the Faculty Assembly of the Howard College of Arts and Sciences of Samford University:

  1. applaud these entities and their individual members for their work;
  2. express gratitude for their labors; and
  3. offer prayers for the continued health and safety of all.
Mover: James Strange
Seconders: Elizabeth Dobbins, Roy Ciampa
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.