Higher Education Leadership Support of Faculty Utilizing Technology COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study

Kenneth D Sessions, Tennessee State University


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions to rapidly transition to online learning. This has placed a significant burden on faculties, who have had to learn new technologies and adapt their teaching methods in a short period of time. Higher education leaders have a critical role to play in supporting faculty during this transition. By taking a comprehensive approach to supporting faculty and students, higher education leaders can help to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or crisis on education. This study showed how higher education leaders helped to ensure that faculty members can continue teaching and learning effectively, even amid a crisis. The finding results were received from two data collection sources of data: (a) the Qualitative Method using interviews with HBCU administrators using primary data and (b) the Quantitative Method using review of archival materials to perform analysis of faculty technology use survey. Lastly, the Pre-Pandemic & Post-Pandemic findings revealed the impact of changes made and recommendations for future leaders in a crisis. It is recommended from this study that higher education administrator should be proactive with creating a strategic plan for emergencies.

Subject Area

Education|Higher education|Educational leadership

Recommended Citation

Kenneth D Sessions, "Higher Education Leadership Support of Faculty Utilizing Technology COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study" (2023). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI30693994.