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COVID-19 Impacts on AEC Educators

9 pagesPublished: June 9, 2021


To alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on academia, numerous countries transitioned to electronic or online methods for education delivery. Within the US, during March and/or April 2020, numerous institutions transitioned to Online Learning Environment (OLE). However, very little is known about how the transition to OLE impacted the educators. Thus, the research aimed to determine the impact of OLE transition on AEC educators as per the academic ranks and gender. The study utilized an online survey method with the study emailed to 1,880 educators across the US during May-August 2020. The study presents the findings of 179 educators. The study found that with the transition to the OLE, proficiency with online content delivery was reported to have increased considerably. The majority of the respondents indicated that the transition to an OLE negatively impacted their productivity. Different faculty ranks perceived productivity impacts on "Research," "Service," or "both research and service" differently. Tenure-track balance faculty indicated that the "Research" productivity was negatively impacted, whereas part-time faculty and full-time non- tenure-track faculty indicated the "Service" productivity to be impacted negatively. Transition to an online environment also resulted in negative productivity across educator genders, with men reporting slightly higher negative productivity impacts than women.

Keyphrases: COVID-19 impact, Faculty Rank, gender, online learning environment

In: Tom Leathem, Anthony J. Perrenoud and Wesley Collins (editors). ASC 2021. 57th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 2, pages 597--605

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Sandeep Langar and Sanjeev Adhikari and Rachel Mosier},
  title     = {COVID-19 Impacts on AEC Educators},
  booktitle = {ASC 2021. 57th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Anthony Perrenoud and Wesley Collins},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {2},
  pages     = {597--605},
  year      = {2021},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/1pdv}}
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