I recently asked (via email) an Excelsior official to please explain what it meant to work in their online graduate school where it was designated as contract or consultant. I got no answer other than what is on the web site: "Contact with students and with Excelsior is by email, telephone, fax, and postal mail. You are unlikely to meet students face to face. Payment is at our current consultant rate of $210/8-hour day. Each project has a set number of hours or days assigned. You must have the terminal degree in your field." This seems like a pittance especially knowing that no one can read articles or work to critique for a straight 8 hours non-stop. Anyone know?