Even more difficult if they are cutting salaries. Argosy managers probably read Dr. Babb's book and figure that they were overpaying. As for "outsourcing" online teaching. I'm sure is happening already. At one institution where I used to work, one teacher was dismissed as he was caught outsourcing his work to some folks in India. The business model could be getting as many courses as possible and then get some people in India to do them by half the price. The reality is that most of these courses do not require a doctorate. Anyone with a BS and some brain can handle the courses. The doctorate many times is just to justify the high fees students pay for the course and for accreditation purpose.