AAUP-CCU endorses Chapter response to SC Governor’s COVID-19 reopening orders

At its meeting last week, the Executive Council of AAUP-SC drafted a statement objecting to SC Governor Henry McMaster’s executive order, which requires state employees to return in person to the workplace. What AAUP-SC wants is for that decision to be left to the individual educational institutions, and to be taken with reference to guidance and data from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the SC department of health. Governor McMaster’s EO is available here. On March 25, the Executive Commmittee of AAUP-CCU unanimously endorsed the SC Chapter’s statement. It will now be communicated to the university leadership, and will also be presented to the Faculty Senate for endorsement. The statement, as endorsed by AAUP-CCU, is as follows:

AAUP-SC statement

Author: Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies program, Coastal Carolina University