1. Transitioning to online teaching: With the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent closure of educational institutions, faculty members at Sri Y N College quickly adapted their teaching methods to online platforms. They utilised video conferencing tools, learning management systems, and other online resources to seamlessly deliver lectures, conduct discussions, and assess students’ progress remotely.
2. Developing online course materials: Faculty members dedicated significant time and effort to create or modify course materials tailored for online delivery. They converted lecture notes into digital formats, recorded video lectures, designed interactive assignments, and developed online assessments to ensure an engaging and effective learning experience for students.
3. Conducting virtual meetings and collaborations: Physical meetings and collaborations were limited due to social distancing measures, but faculty members actively leveraged virtual platforms to engage with colleagues, actively participate in departmental meetings, attend webinars, and collaborate with other educators. This allowed them to exchange ideas and best practices for successful remote teaching.
4. Providing academic support: Faculty members extended virtual office hours to provide one-on-one guidance and support to students. They utilised video conferencing or chat platforms to promptly address questions, offer clarifications on course content, and provide valuable academic mentoring to ensure students’ progress and success.
5. Engaging in research and professional development: Despite the challenging circumstances, faculty members continued their research activities and professional development. They focused on publishing research papers, actively participated in virtual conferences, attended informative webinars, and collaborated remotely with colleagues from other institutions on research projects.
6. Supporting students’ mental health and well-being: Recognising the significant impact of the pandemic on students’ well-being, faculty members took proactive measures to support their mental health. They organised virtual counseling sessions, promoted wellness resources, and fostered open communication channels to address any concerns or anxieties students may have experienced during this difficult time.
7. Contributing to community outreach: Sri Y N College faculty members actively participated in community outreach programmes to provide essential assistance and resources to those affected by the pandemic. They volunteered for local initiatives, shared their knowledge and expertise through online platforms, and offered valuable support to educational institutions and community organisations in need.