Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ward on Ice

The Ward Churchill soap opera is on hold because the University of Colorado at Boulder is showing a little backbone and refusing to pay the $20,000 legal fee for Churchill's defense in his appeal before the Privilege and Tenure Committee.

Sara Burnett of the Rocky Mountain News (10-18-06) has posted these bulleted points about what may happen next in the case of the tenured Plagiarist of Ethnic Studies, Ward Churchill:

What's next

• This week or next: Churchill's attorney plans to file a lawsuit to get the $20,000.

• Nov. 6: The chairman of the faculty's Privilege and Tenure Committee will set a date for a dismissal for cause hearing, with or without Churchill. The hearing is expected to take five days.

• Within 60 working days: The five-member panel will hear the case, then issue a report, including its findings of fact and a recommendation on whether Churchill should be fired.

• Within 10 days: Churchill will have the opportunity to respond. The report and response then will be forwarded to CU President Hank Brown.

• If Brown and the panel agree Churchill should not be fired: The case is closed.

• If the president believes Churchill should be fired but the panel does not agree: The president may return the case to the panel for reconsideration.

• If the president and panel agree Churchill should be fired: The case will be forwarded to the Board of Regents.

• If the regents get the case: Board Chairwoman Pat Hayes must notify Churchill of Brown's recommendation. Churchill will then get 20 days to respond in writing to the regents. He may also request a hearing before the board, all in closed session.

The board will then take a public vote on whether Churchill should be fired.

Source: University Of Colorado, Rocky Mountain News Research

David Lane's futile legal efforts to ward off the tenured plagiarist's self-inflicted doomsday have already been ridiculed here.

So it's not "Home Sweet Home," adjust!

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