The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 22nd, 2014
The University of Colorado at Boulder is paying an associate
professor of philosophy roughly $185,000 to resign after he was
investigated for potentially violating the college’s policy regarding
relationships with students, the Daily Camera reports.
Bradley Monton will receive $120,000 in addition to the rest of his
yearly salary in exchange for his resignation, according to a settlement agreement with the university, in which both parties denied fault or liability.
Mr. Monton has been a vocal critic of how the university has dealt
with allegations of sexism in its beleaguered philosophy department. An April report
by the American Association of University Professors said the college
had violated Mr. Monton’s academic freedom by removing him from certain
university committees, among other things.
The past year has been a nightmare
for Boulder’s philosophy department, which was the subject of an
outside report that last year found a culture of sexism within the
department. The college responded by removing the department chair and suspending graduate admissions, which it recently said it would resume.