Cultural Shock of Postgraduate Lecturers at IAIN Palangkaraya after the Covid-19 Pandemic
Keywords:cultural shock, lecturers, post-covid-19 pandemic
This study aims to describe and examine the culture shock experienced by postgraduate lecturers at IAIN Palangka Raya after the Covid-19 pandemic. As an essential element in lectures, lecturers are required to be active, productive, and at the same time improve their quality in fulfilling the obligations of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. During the Covid-19 pandemic, education was forced to implement an online learning system. This condition lasted for about 2 years. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the learning system returned to implementing offline learning. This has an impact on the culture shock experienced by postgraduate lecturers at IAIN Palangka Raya who are used to and comfortable with the online learning system. This phenomenon deserves to be studied to examine how the culture shock of the lecturers adapts from the online learning system to offline from the aspect of the learning process and the difficulties encountered during the transition process. The results of this study found that senior lecturers were more enthusiastic and welcomed offline learning. As for junior lecturers, they are less enthusiastic and even more comfortable with the online learning system. The difficulties faced by junior lecturers, namely flexibility in lectures in the form of strict schedules, places, and lecture times.