Meta-Synthesis On Faculty Development During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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Daryl F. Quinco , Angelito B. Cabanilla Jr. , Maria Nancy Q. Cadosales


Faculty members are considered the frontliners in the delivery of quality education in any
learning institution. Their essential contributions accelerated the learners' transformations. To assist
teachers in performing their many roles, a faculty development program must be adapted to their specific
needs and the current problems posed by the COVID - 19 pandemic. This systematic review used a metasynthesis to focus on the faculty development program created during the new reality. The study on the
onset of the global health crises from 2020 to 2021 included 12 studies. The studies were selected for
systematic review using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist and structured using the
PRISMA 2020 flow diagram. The thematic analysis results revealed seven themes: implementing a learning
continuity plan; training; design and delivery of short courses through a learning management system;
online teaching pedagogy; evaluation and feedback; faculty support networks; and student support.
Dimensions of a faculty development program emerged as the meta-theme of the study. It is recommended
that the following dimensions of the faculty development program shall be considered, especially when
face-to-face interaction is unfeasible.

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