As WBUR reports,

About half the non-tenure-track faculty at UMass Boston are getting notices that they may not have jobs this fall.

The notices come as universities struggle to figure out whether they will be able to open campuses in the fall and how many students will enroll either on campus or online.

Faculty may still be rehired before the fall. But the incoming president of the Faculty Staff Union, Steve Striffler, said the notices are a hard blow for people who made the campus’s transition to online learning possible.