The SARS-COV 2 virus has significantly disturbed teaching and learning on a world scale. This two-part presentation begins with reflections on the challenges of curricular adjustments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the vantage point of academic management in the University of the Philippines. While such adjustments in a pandemic may not necessarily redound to a revision of discipline-based curricula, the second part of the presentation reflects on how the pandemic is catalyzing much-needed curricular and other education reforms in the broader context of disruptive technologies, societal and environmental challenges.