This study is concerned with the perceptions and adaptation strategies of the respected university faculty members in Bangladesh regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. A self-administered survey questionnaire was filled out by 163 faculty members serving in a variety of academic disciplines in Bangladesh, among which 161 responses were considered for this study. This study found that the majority of respondents were staying home in urban areas (85%) with their families at the time. Almost all the respondents (98%) kept themselves updated with the facts and news regarding this pandemic with the prime source of information being electronic media and social media. The top three activities performed during the stay-at-home situation were found to be study and research, skill development, and helping out in household chores. The interaction with students was found to be 96%, while more than half of the respondents (57%) were taking online classes. The respondents reported both positive and negative impacts of the stay-at-home situation, which are further discussed in the paper.
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Jerin, T. and Haque, H. A. (2022). Adaptation to Stay-at-Home Situation during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Study on the Faculty Members of the Universities in Bangladesh. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e8391. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1108391.
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