Members of the University of Malta, ranging from academic staff to students and administrative and technical staff, were recently asked by a team of researchers to document their personal work experience as it unfolded over the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Survey of Assessment, Learning and Teaching (SALT), this research team aimed to create an evidence-based platform from which to take the next steps in planning the way forward into what is still an uncertain educational landscape.
The SALT Survey Team was made up of Dr Sarah Cuschieri, Deputy Registrar Ms Jo-Anne Attard, Prof. Paul Bartolo, Administration Specialist Mr Lionel Attard, Deputy Director of IT Services Mr James Cilia and Prof. Joseph Cacciottolo Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs, with the support of Rector, Registrar’s Office and the Assessments Support Team.
'The UM reacted rapidly to successive and fast-moving events by implementing a number of complex changes to enable teaching and assessment to be sustained at a high quality. The study’s principal aim is to offer the University’s student body as much continuity of learning, stability and peace of mind as is possible in rapidly changing circumstances', Pro-Rector Prof. Cacciottolo remarked.