Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 20

V20 N5 Pages 34-41

Dec 2022

How the COVID-19 Shutdown Impacted Student Grades at the Collegiate Level

Adnan Chawdhry
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA USA

Karen Paullet
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Jeanne Baugh
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Debra Nakama
University of Hawaii, Maui College
Kahului, HI USA

Abstract: During the Spring 2020 semester, universities around the world were forced to make quick decisions and adjustments to their learning environments to offset the COVID-19 pandemic impacts. This swift conversion of face-to-face and hybrid courses to an online / remote learning environment left higher education institutions in disarray causing them to quickly execute a transition plan that had never been deemed necessary. While some faculty were pushed into a new and unfamiliar environment, students were left scrambling to acquire trainings and resources to help with their transition. This study analyzed the impact of training and resources provided to students / faculty and how they affected students’ final grades. The researchers distributed a survey at two small mid-Atlantic universities with 139 respondents at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The results of the study were analyzed to understand the overall impact on students’ final grades. The outcome of the study assessed this impact to identify gaps that should be considered to better support student learning.

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Recommended Citation: Chawdhry, A., Paullet, K., Baugh, J., Nakama, D., (2022). How the COVID-19 Shutdown Impacted Student Grades at the Collegiate Level. Information Systems Education Journal20(5) pp 34-41. ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2021