AAUP-CCU Executive Committee meets, plans ahead

The Executive Committee of the AAUP-CCU met earlier today for the first time since last month’s elections, which resulted in new leadership. Following the financial report, members discussed the statement by AAUP-SC against SC Governor Henry McMasters’ COVID-19 return-to-work order, which was endorsed by AAUP-CCU and by the CCU Faculty Senate. Additionally, Joseph Fitsanakis reported on his communication with CCU President Michael Benson and Provost Dan Ennis. New business involved a discussion of updates regarding faculty evaluation and decompression, as well as faculty concerns regarding changes in the rules in scholarly reassignments for tenured faculty. The Committee decided to launch a website and a bi-weekly newsletter for AAUP-CCU members. It also discussed plans to reach out to department chairs and ensure that AAUP Executive Committee membership is viewed as university-level service for purposes of annual evaluations, as well as promotion and/or tenure.


Author: Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies program, Coastal Carolina University