Online professors need to be on campus to shape policy: Moon

October 4, 2017

“While I see a lot of logic and value in telecommuting, I want to make a case for having online educators, in particular, physically present on campuses,” writes Penelope Adams Moon. The author notes that online educators are often part of a school’s contingent faculty, and that having these professionals telecommute from off-campus is yet one more way that programs and departments can marginalize not only online education, but the part-time faculty who provide this education. “If we hope to build an educational environment that truly values online spaces and online learners—not to mention non-tenure-track faculty members—we need to make ourselves impossible to ignore,” the author concludes. Inside Higher Ed