How Much Does It Cost to Fire a Professor?
August 10, 2007
by Sean Clark
In the case of Ward Churchill, the answer would be $352,000. The University of Colorado disclosed yesterday
the total cost for all the investigations and hearings leading up to the Board of Regents dismissing Ward Churchill as a professor. This amount is only expected to increase because it doesn’t include legal fees that will be associated with Churchill’s lawsuit against the university, which is currently pending in state court.
In 2005, FIRE released an analysis of the situation
and FIRE President Greg Lukianoff recently published a piece
concerning the next legal steps in this story. Stay tuned to The Torch
for more coverage as we continue to follow this case.