ACADEMIC OUTCOMES OF UNDERGRADUATES LEARNING AT THE AGE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Authors

  • Angel Chang College of Humanities and the Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, USA
  • Cynthia M. Baer Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University, San Jose, USA

Keywords:

COVID-19 Pandemic, Student Learning, Higher Education, Ecological Theory, Academic Outcomes, Data Analytics

Abstract

Starting the year 2020, COVID-19 has become a global epidemic affecting 188 countries worldwide. As of October 10, 2020, there are 37,046,590 cases globally and 7,702,783 in the United States. COVID-19 has changed how universities operate, how teachers teach, and how students learn. Although many studies are exploring how teaching and learning operate in higher education institutions, little research has examined how COVID-19 impacted students’ academic outcomes at higher education institutions. This study explores how COVID-19 impacted learning among a student cohort enrolled in several sections of a yearlong course taught by the same instructors at the same university. Tableau is used to mine and analyze data as well as report results. Accounting for both demographic and language backgrounds data distinguishes differences in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic within a diverse student population. Once we recognize who bore the greatest burden of COVID’s impact, we can address the needs revealed.

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Published

2021-05-26