Friday, July 20, 2007

C.U. Regents' Vote on Ward Churchill's Research Misconduct Set for Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The office of President Hank Brown posts this schedule for July 24, 2007:

CU Board of Regents Holds Special Meeting to Hear and Vote on Professor Churchill’s Case

Issued: July 19, 2007

WHO: University of Colorado Board of Regents, an elected nine-member board, has broad oversight of the university. One of the board’s responsibilities is to take action on recommendations for faculty dismissal. Regent policy provides that “the board shall take action, which may include adoption or modification of the president’s recommendation or dismissal of the action against the faculty member. The board’s action, which must be taken in public session, is final.”

WHY: CU-Boulder Professor Ward Churchill has requested a hearing in front of the Board of Regents based on CU President Hank Brown’s recommendation to dismiss him. Regent policy provides the faculty member an opportunity to request a hearing before the Board during executive session. The policy can be found at https://www.cu.edu/regents/Policies/Policy5I.htm

WHAT: The board has called a special meeting to provide Professor Churchill an opportunity for a hearing before to the board before it takes action on President Brown’s dismissal recommendation. Since this is a special meeting of the board, no public testimony will be taken as stated in Regent policy. https://www.cusys.edu/regents/Policies/Policy2L.htm
An open mike will be available after the event for anyone desiring to express their personal opinions on topics related to the events of the day.

WHEN and WHERE: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at CU-Boulder’s University Memorial Center (UMC)8:00-8:15 a.m. Board convenes in public to announce it will go into executive session, UMC Room 235 (audio stream will be available at www.cu.edu)
8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (no earlier)
Board will be in executive session, which includes three parts:
1. Briefing by the board’s counsel
2. Hearing - includes three parties involved in the case (Churchill/attorney, university counsel and faculty’s Privilege and Tenure Committee/counsel). Each party will have a set amount of time to present its case to the board. The board can ask questions, but no new evidence can be presented.
3. Regents deliberate
No earlier than 4 p.m.
Regents will resume public session in UMC’s Glenn Miller Ballroom to vote on the president’s recommendation (video stream will be available at http://www.cu.edu/)

After regents meeting
CU President Brown and Board Chair Patricia Hayes will hold a press conference in UMC, Room 235. All media will need credentials from a recognized news agency to attend press conference, no exceptions. (video stream will be available at www.cu.edu)

VIDEO AND AUDIO STREAM: www.cu.edu
Audio stream of 8:00 a.m. public session and video stream of afternoon public session and press conference

Information: Contact Ken McConnellogue, office: 303.860.5626 or cell: 303.815.8481 or visit www.cu.edu

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