Amos Sawyer College Dean Praise Faculty for Research and Quality Teaching
The Dean of the Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, Associate Professor Dr Josephus M. Gray has praised the faculty members of the College for their notable professional standards, strong commitment to academic quality and excellence in teaching, research and service.
In his yearend Special Message to the faculty, staff and students of the College, Dr. Gray said: I’ve been moved to write a thank you note to express our appreciation for your hard work and commitment towards quality education. He continued: Your teaching style and
excellent lectures are highly commendable, thank you. See below for details of the full statement.
I’m really thankful to have you as our chairpersons, coordinators, professors, instructors, teaching assistants and staffs. We wouldn’t have been able to end this Semester appropriately at the Amos C. Sawyer College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Liberia, if it wasn’t for you.
Your enduring abilities to listen to students, engagement with the material you’re teaching and demonstrated ability to articulate our shared values, goals, objectives, missions and needs to the various constituencies of the Amos C. Sawyer College able us to be distinguished among the others.
Truthfully, the tones of feedbacks from our students have been very positive. You really seem engaged with the material you’re teaching, and that makes it more exciting for our students.
The students have expressed their appreciations for our new assessment methods (Essay based Examinations for the Final Exams) in shaping their learning outcomes. While the introduction of senior thesis is also cherished by our students.
Therefore, I applauded everyone for supporting our college new evaluation methods to assess our students in Midterm and final Exams.
We are grateful to our faculty-student centered President Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson for his continued support towards faculty and staff advancement and career development.
You may recall that 28 faculty and staffs of our great College are pursuing master’s degree and doctorate studies in various fields in Social Sciences and Humanities abroad.
Also, we deeply appreciate the support of the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs, Institutional Development, Contracts, Grants, Planning, and Finance and Fiscal Affairs, Associate Prof. Weade Kobbah Boley and Mr. Isaac I. Garnett and others.
The past four years of my services as Dean of the Amos C. Sawyer College, I’ve learned so much from everyone and style of teaching and your classes.
But the most important thing I’ve appreciated is your belief in me and countless support. Because you set such high expectations for me, I tried to raise my academic level to meet them. I’m a better Dean and administrator because of your usual support, we’re one family united by one purpose.
Thank you for standing by me and encouraging me to be better; your support means more to me than I can express.
When you asked what my plans for the 2024 were for our great college and offered your support to achieving these plans, I indicated two major objectives: To introduce a Two year Master’s Programs in Sociology, Communication and Professional Writing and MSW in Social Work, and the second was to be an added asset to our great College, help to everyone, particularly the college.
Again, please allow me to convey the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Nelson’s best wishes and appreciation for your hard work. He truly thank you.
I wish everyone Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Prof. Josephus M. Gray, Ph.D.
Dean/ Amos C. Sawyer College