Amid enrollment growth, rift forms between Spartanburg Community College and its faculty

The fissure formed this spring when the administration began forcing professors in the technology department to spend all of their work hours on campus.

The faculty turned to one of its only means of bargaining — the faculty senate.

But in an abrupt turn, just before the senate was to vote on formally protesting the school’s changes, the administration blocked a mass email to organize the vote and then dissolved the body and created a new one.

In the midst of the strife, the senate’s president, history professor Bruce Dillenbeck, claimed intimidation.

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