Reinstate University of Tampa Professor William Clark

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Reinstate University of Tampa Professor William Clark

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Emily Morgan started this petition to The University of Tampa

University of Tampa Professor William Clark should be reinstated after wrongful termination.

Professor Clark was recently terminated from his teaching position at the University of Tampa for giving his students the choice of taking classes online or in-person due to COVID-19. 

He expressed to students from the very beginning of the semester that their safety came first and due to the pandemic, he made his classes more accessible to students without the health risks in-person classes can have. Students had the option to take the classes in-person if they felt comfortable and online if they didn't. 

Recently, some students had expressed interest in the addition of more in-person classes. To accommodate these students, Professor Clark immediately added more in-class time periods and split them between two days, so students could maintain social distancing and still learn effectively. Even after these accommodations were made, the university still made the decision to terminate Professor Clark's teaching contract. 

We, as his students, believe this is unfair because of the fact that other professors at the school have done the same thing and so have many universities around the country. The University of Tampa is disregarding their student's and faculty's health and safety, and this wrongful termination is proof of that.  

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