Price College has always been a special place because of its people. Perhaps never has this been demonstrated more profoundly than the past month. On March 12, the university asked all faculty to move their classes online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our faculty and staff responded. The IT staff moved quickly to get everyone the equipment and training they needed. Faculty formed groups to share strategies and teaching techniques. Several training sessions were held. The advising staff prepared new procedures to help students remotely. Faculty advisors of student groups prepared new ways to keep these groups functioning. Within a few days, ALL operations of Price College were moving forward. I wish each of you could have a glimpse of what I was able to see: a community of faculty and staff pulling together to help one another for the benefit of our students.
We will continue to face operational and financial challenges. The disruptions have been profound. Overcoming these challenges will require creativity, flexibility, and intellect. At the same time, I know these challenges represent opportunities for those who have the confidence and determination to overcome them. This will be Price College. Our goals remain high.
If you have any questions about how the University of Oklahoma is addressing the COVID-19 crisis, please check the University’s coronavirus website, a resource that is updated regularly with the latest information available for the OU community.
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