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‘The COVID-19 crisis is not the core problem’: experiences, challenges, and concerns of Irish academia during the pandemic / Kalpana Shankar, Dean Phelan, Venkata Ratnadeep Suri, Richard Watermeyer, Cathryn Knight, Tom Crick

Irish Educational Studies, Volume: 40, Issue: 2, Pages: 169 - 175

Swansea University Authors: Cathryn Knight, Tom Crick

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 30th November 2022

Abstract

This article, drawing on data from an international survey — distributed in the summer of 2020 — explores the experiences and concerns of academic staff (n=167) working in universities in Ireland and their perceptions of their institutions’ early response to the pandemic. Concerns related to transit...

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Published in: Irish Educational Studies
ISSN: 0332-3315 1747-4965
Published: Informa UK Limited 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa56883
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Abstract: This article, drawing on data from an international survey — distributed in the summer of 2020 — explores the experiences and concerns of academic staff (n=167) working in universities in Ireland and their perceptions of their institutions’ early response to the pandemic. Concerns related to transitioning to remote online working, impact on research productivity and culture, and work intensification, as intersected by enhanced managerialism, are ubiquitous to their accounts. As some respondents wrote of potential positive changes, particularly in the delivery of teaching, we conclude by suggesting potential avenues for building on successes in coping with the pandemic with some recommendations for mitigating some of the harms.
Keywords: COVID-19; Ireland; online learning; higher education; managerialism
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 2
Start Page: 169
End Page: 175