Current Issues in Education
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic required shifts in operations for institutions of higher education everywhere. Faculty and administrators were asked to adapt to meet the needs of students. We conducted a qualitative content analysis to understand institutional responses and examine the experiences of faculty and administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of chaos theory. Institutional responses to the pandemic varied. Participants identified supports and resources deemed helpful, as well as those found to be inadequate or unwanted. We also found that the pandemic resulted in some positive outcomes for faculty and administrators, which led to growth in teaching and self-care. Implications for strategic planning and future directions for research are explored.
0000-0002-1438-6704 (Sparkman-Key), 0000-0002-1754-6232 (Dice), 0000-0002-0889-2109 (Gantt)
Original Publication Citation
Sparkman-Key, N., Dice, T. F., & Gantt, A. (2021). Institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: Faculty and administrator experiences. Current Issues in Education, 22(3). https://doi.org/10.14507/cie.vol22iss3.1993
Sparkman-Key, Narketta; Dice, Tammi F.; and Gantt, Alexandra C., "Institutional Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Faculty and Administrator Experiences" (2021). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 72.