by Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2013
Many professors recognize that online education is changing the landscape of academe. But faculty members at several colleges are making it clear that they will not be steamrolled.
Philosophy professors at San Jose State University last week wrote an open letter saying they refused to use material from an edX course, taught by a famous Harvard University professor, for fear that California State University administrators were angling for a way to eventually gut their department.
“Let’s not kid ourselves; administrators at the CSU are beginning a process of replacing faculty with cheap online education,” they wrote.