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COVID-19 and Academia


COVID-19 and Academia

Resources for Texas A&M Faculty

The following sites offer relevant information and updates for Texas A&M faculty:

COVID-19 Guidance for Texas A&M University
Campus Messages regarding COVID-19
Research Guidance During COVID-19
Keep Teaching: Resources for Faculty To Learn How to Design and Facilitate Courses Online
Office for Diversity "Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism" Resource Page

Guidance for Supporting Faculty During and After COVID-19

TAMU-Specific Guidance
Texas A&M: "Extension to the Tenure Clock due to COVID-19"

Texas A&M: "How to approach faculty evaluation this year: Contemplating the impact of COVID-19" (Handout from a Department Head Development Series Workshop organized by the Office of the Dean of Faculties and ADVANCE)

General Guidance for University Administrators
Association of American Colleges and Universities, "Student Evaluations of Teaching: COVID-19 Considerations for Validity and Fairness"

"Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19. Don't let go of equity." Produced by Leslie D. Gonzales and Kimberly A. Griffin, co-leads for ASPIRE: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

Jessica L. Malisch et al. "Opinion: In the wake of COVID-19, academia needs new solutions to ensure gender equity" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (July 7, 2020)

Ethel L. Mickey, Dessie Clark, and Joya Misra, "Measures to Support Faculty During COVID-19" Inside Higher Ed (September 4, 2020)

Merlin Oleschuk, "Gender Equity Considerations for Tenure and Promotion during COVID-19" Canadian Review of Sociology (August 11, 2020)

"Continuing the Conversation on Gender Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (Website with resources)

Mala Htun, "Tenure and promotion after the pandemic," Science 368(6495): 1075 (June 5, 2020)

Emma Pettit, "Faculty Members are Suffering Burnout. These Strategies Could Help," The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 25, 2021)

Sample Guidelines from Other Universities
Denver University: "COVID-19: Message to Faculty - Impacts to Teaching, Scholarship & Service" (Message from the Interim Provost & Vice-Chancellor)

Florida State University: "Adjustments to faculty evaluations and tenure timelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic" (Message from the Vice President for Faculty Development and Advancement)

North Carolina State University: "Faculty Evaluation and COVID-19"

Oklahoma University: "Evaluation, Activity, and Service Support"

West Virginia University: "COVID-19 Revised Annual Evaluation Guidelines"

University of Wyoming: "Measures to Address Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Faculty Career Progress"

Yale University: "More than just child care: policies for working parents navigating Covid-19 and beyond." Prepared by Women Faculty Forum at Yale University

Northwestern University: "Factoring in the Pandemic Experience to Protect Gender Equity"

Selected Articles about the Impacts of COVID-19 on Academia

Differential Impacts for Women and/or Faculty in Care-Giving Roles
Beckie Supiano, "As COVID-19 Erases Line Between Work and Home, Professors Learn to Teach Remotely While Watching Their Kids" The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 27, 2020)

Alessandro Minello, "The Pandemic and the Female Academic," Nature (April 17, 2020)

Trisalyn Nelson and Jessica Early, "Covid-19 and the Academic Parent," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 27, 2020)

Michelle Cardel, Natalie Dean, and Diana Montoya-Williams, "Preventing a Secondary Epidemic of Lost Early Career Scientists: Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women with Children," American Thoracic Society Journal (July 15, 2020)

Colleen Flaherty, "Scientists with Young Children Less Productive Working at Home," Inside Higher Education (July 16, 2020)

Jillian Kramer, "Women in Science May Suffer Lasting Career Damage from COVID-19," Scientific American (August 12, 2020)

Jamie Vernon, "Disproportionate Effects of COVID-19 Within Research," Sigma Xi (August 24, 2020)

Noam Schieber, "Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia," The New York Times (September 29, 2020)

Jillian Kramer, "The Virus Moved Female Faculty to the Brink. Will Universities Help?" The New York Times (October 6, 2020)

Anne Fazackerley, "Women's research plummets during lockdown - but articles from men increase" The Guardian (May 12, 2020)

Stephanie Goodwin and Beth Mitchneck, "STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?" Inside Higher Education (May 13, 2020)

Giuliana Viglione, "Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here's what the data say," Nature (May 20, 2020)

Emma Pettit, "Being a Woman in Academe Has Its Challenges. A Global Pandemic? Not Helping," The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 26, 2020)

Arrman Kyaw, "Study: Female Faculty and Caretakers Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19" Diverse Issues in Higher Education (December 16, 2020)

Emma Pettit, "Covid-19 Has Robbed Faculty Parents of Time for Research. Especially Mothers," The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 25, 2021)

Katie Langin, "Pandemic hit academic mothers especially hard, new data confirm," Science (February 9, 2021)

Differential Impacts for Women and Mothers (Not Specific to Academia)

Kristin Groulay, "Parents with Disabilities Face Extra Hurdles with Kids' Remote Schooling" NPR (January 23, 2021)

Pooja Lakshmin, "How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers," The New York Times (February 4, 2021)

Terry Gross, "Almost a Year Into the Pandemic, Working Moms Feel 'Forgotten,' Journalist Says" NPR (February 18, 2021)

The Challenges of Conducting Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marc Parry, "As Coronavirus Spreads, Universities Stall Their Research to Keep Human Subjects Safe" The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 18, 2020)
Evaluation of Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Doug Leaderman, "The Shift to Remote Learning: The Human Element," Inside Higher Ed (March 25, 2020)

Doug Leaderman, "Evaluating Teaching During the Pandemic," Inside Higher Ed (April 8, 2020)

Jody Green, "How (Not) to Evaluate Teaching During a Pandemic," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 6, 2020)

Beth McMurtrie, "The Pandemic is Dragging on. Professors are Burning Out," The Chronicle of Higher Education (November 5, 2020)

Jason DeParle, "Disadvantaged Students More Likely to Be Learning Remotely, Study Finds," The New York Times (December 24, 2020)

Shahidha Bari, "What We've Lost in a Year of Virtual Teaching," The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 17, 2021)
Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Julia Piper, "When COVID-19 Makes Campus Visits Impossible, How are Colleges Hiring?" The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 6, 2020)

Bryan Banks, Stacey Blersch, Patty Chappel, Amanda Rees, and Eric Spears, "Keep Calm and Hire On (If You Get the Chance) The Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle Vitae (May 6, 2020)

Kim Brettschneider, "How to Ace the Virtual Interview," The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 22, 2020)

Brian T. Edwards, "The Job Season Without In-Person Interviews," The Chronicle of Higher Education  (October 8, 2020)
COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education
Megan Zahneis, "Faculty Fear Pandemic Will Weaken Their Ranks" The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 9, 2020)

Musa al-Gharbi, "Universities Run on Disposable Scholars" The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 1, 2020)

Colleen Flaherty, "The 'Right Not to Work'" Inside Higher Education (May 4, 2020)

Bryan Alexander, "How the Coronavirus Will Change Faculty Life Forever" The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 11, 2020)

Raechele Pope, "COVID-19 Is Making Us Rethink Everything" [Re: Being a Strong and Effective Advisor to PhD Students] Inside Higher Education (May 11, 2020)

Lia Paradis, "A Day in the Life This Fall (Faculty Edition)," Inside Higher Education (June 3, 2020)

Regina A. Bernard, "The Hidden Expenses of Remote Teaching," Inside Higher Education (October 6, 2020)

Emma Pettit, "Covid-19 Cuts Contingent Faculty Hard. As the Pandemic Drags On, Some Question Their Future," The Chronicle of Higher Education (October 26, 2020)

Eric Hoover, "The Real Covid-19 Enrollment Crisis: Fewer Low-Income Students Went Straight to College, "The Chronicle of Higher Education (December 10, 2020)

Karin Fischer, "More International Grad Students Watned to Come to the U.S., but Couldn't," The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 18, 2021)

Katherine Mangan, "Could Fall Bring Some Return to Normalcy? These Colleges Say Yes," The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 19, 2021)