Sustaining the Values of Tertiary Education during the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Roberta Malee Bassett World Bank
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, tertiary education, online course delivery, technology, equity, quality assurance, social responsibility

Abstract

In the rush to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic—eliminating pathways for spreading the virus by closing physical campuses—institutions the world over turned their initial focus toward teaching, and, to a lesser extent, research. This response is important in the first flush of change. It is imperative, however, to maintain a commitment to some core values in tertiary education—such as equity and social responsibility—to ensure stability during and after the crisis.

Author Biography

Roberta Malee Bassett, World Bank

Roberta Malee Bassett is global lead for tertiary education at the World Bank. E-mail: rbassett@worldbank.org.

Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Malee Bassett, R. (2020). Sustaining the Values of Tertiary Education during the COVID-19 Crisis. International Higher Education, (102), 5-7. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14591
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Articles