Do MOOCs Spell Disaster For Adjunct Faculty?
by David S. D’Angelo Within higher education, non-tenured faculty are not only on the front lines of higher education, their jobs are most often impacted tremendously by technological and political changes that impact higher education. Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act) has had a devastating impact on part-time faculty from Florida to Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where colleges have cut adjunct teaching loads in order to skirt the federal health care reform law. Now we have the Great MOOC debate. The Economist is upbeat: Now, MOOCs have burst on to the scene. MOOCs – massive open online courses […]