Higher Education Research

Special Issue

COVID-19 and Transformations in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Research and Administration Systems

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Emmanuel Kojo Sakyi
About This Special Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everything everywhere in the world. Some countries are still in a state of lockdown. The impact and implications for higher education teaching, learning, and research cannot be overemphasized. Given this situation, higher education institutions have devised several innovative strategies as a response to mitigate the debilitating effects of the crisis on academic work. It is clear from all indications that higher education institutions especially Universities are experiencing a transformation that requires rapid adaptation and transition strategy to manage the change process. The response to the change is being experienced and managed differently and the role of university leadership in the transition has been diverse and several.
The Special issue is currently inviting papers aimed at documenting the experiences of various higher education institutions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on the topic,” COVID-19 and transformations in higher education teaching, learning and research”. This special issue aims to help both practitioners/administrators and researchers to contribute substantial knowledge to our appreciation of the current situation by highlighting how COVID-19 has become a “tool” in transforming higher education teaching, learning, research, administration, and governance, especially in developing countries of the south. It also seeks to encourage researchers to highlight specific lessons that have been learned from these experiences and their values for transforming the global higher education landscape.

List of Topics:

  1. COVID-19 pandemic and future of higher education
  2. Change and transformation
  3. Teaching and learning strategy
  4. Virtual technology, teaching, learning
  5. Higher education management/governance strategies
  6. Faculty and student responses, experiences, and lessons
Lead Guest Editor
  • Emmanuel Kojo Sakyi

    Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Accra, Ghana

Guest Editors
  • Kwasi Addei Mensah

    Department of General Business Studies, Wisconsin International University College - Ghana, Accra, Ghana

  • Esinam Kayi

    Adult Education and Human Resource Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

  • Anita Baku

    Public Administration and Health Services Management , University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

  • Francis Adzei

    Public Administration and Health Services Management , University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

  • Nana-Nimo Appiah-Agyekum

    Public Administration and Health Services Management , University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

  • Daniel Appiah

    Public Administration and Health Services Management , University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Published Articles
  • The Effects of COVID-19 on Tertiary Institutions in Ghana: The Case of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

    Kingsley Senyo Agomor , Redeemer Krah , Asante William , Linda Jones

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2023
    Pages: 62-74
    Received: Dec. 30, 2022
    Accepted: May 17, 2023
    Published: May 25, 2023
    DOI: 10.11648/j.her.20230803.11
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    Abstract: The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic posed a serious threat to tertiary institutions in many countries including Ghana. Tertiary institutions in Ghana had to cooperate and adhere to and execute the measures announced by the government as the institutions migrate teaching from the physical classroom to online platforms. This study examines how Ghana In... Show More