CCU Faculty Senate passes AAUP-CCU resolution on academic freedom 47 votes to 2

At its March 2 regular meeting, the Coastal Carolina University Faculty Senate passed, with 47 votes for to 2 against, a resolution in defense of academic freedom, which was proposed by AAUP-CCU. Titled “Defending Academic Freedom to Teach About Race and Gender Justice and Critical Race Theory”, the resolution focuses on a number of bills making their way through the South Carolina House, which are designed to limit various aspects of curricular content in higher education. Targeted topics include Critical Race Theory (CRT), gender, and LGBTQI-related issues.

The resolution calls upon our University leadership to reject attempts by bodies external to the faculty to restrict or dictate university curriculum on any matter. It also vows that CCU faculty will stand firm against any attempts by the South Carolina legislature, or Boards of Trustees, to interfere on curricular matters.

You can read the full resolution here.


Author: Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies program, Coastal Carolina University