Local 6324’s Higer, Sacks concerned about Rutgers’ online option for fall

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.