Skip to comments.Ward's phony 'discipline' ( Churchill's falsification, fabrication and plagiarism )
Posted on 05/23/2006 11:54:36 AM PDT by george76
Ward Churchill, the pugnacious professor of ethnic studies, insists that scholars who rebuked him for falsification, fabrication and plagiarism just don't understand his discipline.
Churchill is, of course, the University of Colorado professor whose misconduct was "deliberate and not a matter of an occasional careless error," a CU investigative panel has concluded.
The panel also condemned Churchill for "serious deviation" from accepted research practices.
In turn, Churchill and his righteous entourage insist that he's been targeted because of his "alternative historical perspective." Churchill complains that "individuals knowledgeable in my discipline" were excluded from the panel and that he had to spend time teaching them "rudimentary procedures employed in American Indian Studies."
"Had qualified individuals been included on the panel, this preemption of my ability to respond to substantive matters would not have occurred." Churchill writes.
This is a lot less complex than the professor and his dittoheads would have you believe. Sources cited by a scholar should confirm not contradict the scholar.
Factual assertions should be tethered to actual, verifiable facts. Prose should be the scholar's own, or credited to its rightful owner.
Churchill argues that such basic integrity is somehow irrelevant to the "rudimentary procedures employed in American Indian Studies."
All who value ethnic studies should be angered by Churchill's suggestion and indignant by the ignominy he's brought to the field.
The University of Colorado's report on the investigation of Ward Churchill's alleged scholarly misconduct has just been released.
Churchill was found guilty of deliberate false assertions, misrepresentation of sources, and plagiarism.
Among other things, Churchill was found guilty of passing off others' work as his own (plagiarism), but also of passing off his own work as others'.
This "permits the author to create the false appearance that his claims are supported by other scholars when, in fact, he is the only source for such claims"...
His argument, though, provides a nice clear illustration of the leftist belief that there is no such thing as objective truth.
Churchill = Faux Indian and Faux Professor without a single strand of basic morality.
Anyone who was forced to attend a course this A$$hole presided over should sue the University for a refund.
If I had a child who had been assaulted by this freaks phoney credentials in a required class, I would be suing him and the university for fraud.
Is he still on the UC payroll ?
Ward is looking for any excuse...
"Churchill's assertion that there are different research standards for ethnic studies scholars."
WC looks like Cindy Sheehan on a good hair day....
The tax payers are still paying him !
yea, Ward you're a "disciplined" FRAUD!
and a despicable "disciplined" POS
but don't expect him to be fired...
if they fired him for what was found out about him,
they'd have to fire practically the entire teaching staff!
The sad thing is that Churchill is probably right. Ethnic studies departments probably do have "different" standards of scholarship. Which is why they shouldn't be departments.
Looks like the "chief" needs to get a training bra...or maybe a little larger cup size.
Alternative historical perspective = making things up.
What a lame excuse this is...
"Scholars who have cited Churchill are "innocent" because they did not know Churchill fabricated information..."
"When it's in reality a one-semester undergraduate sociology course blown up into a full academic department."
hat tip to Mr. Jeeves
" When one of Ward's students, a Mandan-Hidatsa Indian, wrote a piece raising doubts about his claimed biography, he dropped her grade from an A to a C-minus."
we all know what this is about and what has been going on in universities and colleges for DECADES!
American taxpayers have been paying for the Leftist, Socialist & Communist indoctrination of our children for years.
These clowns at Univ. Colorado dropped the ball when they interviewed, hired this POS, gave him tenure and a PROFESSORSHIP WITHOUT A PHD!
ya know you can't BS a BS'er and I won't let these clowns piss in my ear and try to tell me it's raining!
Churchill has been having a homosexual/lesbian affair with Patsy Scroeder, former congresspig from Colorado.
In this relationship, he pretended to be a woman and she pretended to be a man.
He quit the relationship when he discovered hers was bigger than his!
You have to understand the true meaning of those "degrees"
You all know what B.S. means.
Well, M.S. means "More of the Same" and PhD means "Piled Higher and Deeper."
hat tip to Crispus Attucks Patriot
In turn, Churchill and his righteous entourage insist that he's been targeted because of his "
alternative bizarro historical perspective."
I think that's the way Churchill's now-defunct university operated. Go to class, maybe. No term papers of finals. Just hang around.
Increase Mail's piece by 109%, reverse it, and the two overlap perfectly, down to the shape of the grass and the position of each rider's feathers, even the position of the horses' legs.Yet Churchill still maintains it is an original composition.(Yes, Ward, but why are all your Indians left-handed in the piece?)
No, Mr. Churchill. It's because you plagarized other historians "alternative historical" perspectives and passed them off as your own. Mr. Churchill is a theif, period.
Well, they know he's a plagarist now and they have no excuse to quote him ever again and should remove his quote from any subsequent editions of their books.
Of course, it's okay to do it here. After all, the racial proletariat demands it.
Ward's lawyer got Jay Bennish re-hired as an alleged High School Geography teacher.
Bennish was being paid by the taxpayers to teach high school geography, instead Bennish spent the class time on his personal rants.
It says alot when the teacher's union, the school board, and the fellow teachers approved of the re-hiring of Bennish.
So yes, to your question.
He has a point there. If any kind of logical, meaningful academic standard was used, "ethnic studies" wouldn't even exist.
Perhaps the validity of ethnic studies as an academic discipline should be questioned.
That's the standard algorithm for passing any PC class on campus. When I went to State U back in the mid- to late-neineties, I had to take the standard compliment of "electives", which was a euphamism for liberal arts classes that couldn't make it on their own merits. I would just regurgitate the teachers' PC spilkish back at them and collect my 'A' at the end of the day.
Nope. Changed my mind. He'd probably flunk me. :)
That is where we are in "education."
"the standard compliment of "electives", which was a euphamism for liberal arts classes that couldn't make it on their own merits.
I would just regurgitate the teachers' PC spilkish back at them and collect my 'A' at the end of the day."
Then we both might get kicked out the university.
Ping to read later.
This screed reminds me of the phony outrage over Bill Clinton's tryst with Monica expressed by people like Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews. They were just throwing a tantrum because his behavior embarrassed them; they weren't angered at all by what he did. In fact, I'm sure they cheered his actions in private. Just like the Camera with Churchill.
"All who value ethnic studies should be angered by Churchill's suggestion and indignant by the ignominy he's brought to the field."
Well if he accomplished that it would be a wonderful contribution. I can't think of a bigger waste of resource and time than "ethnic studies". Well, OK - women's studies.
IMO universities will confer "validity" to damn near anything if enough people are willing to pay tuition to sit through a lecture on that subject. Lecture Halls aren't much different than the local cinema multiplex in that way.