Amy Higer and Bryan Sacks, Local 6324’s president and treasurer, respectively, have several issues with Rutgers University’s plan to present its fall courses online.
In a guest editorial published July 27 by The Star-Ledger, Higer and Sacks write that many administrators who are in decision-making roles for the upcoming semester “have never themselves taught a college class, let alone one online.” In addition, they fear that the “top-down, insular and opaque” decision-making process will have “terrible consequences for students.”
“There’s still time to do the right thing by our students,” they write. “We urge President [Jonathan] Holloway to put [student] needs first and hire more, not fewer teachers.”
Read their full Star-Ledger editorial here.