9news.com interviewed Ward; emphasis mine:
The five-member committee's 125-page report was released to the public Tuesday. In it, the committee found Churchill deliberately committed several forms of research misconduct, including plagiarism and misrepresentation of facts.
In an exclusive interview with 9NEWS Churchill said of the panel, "These were not my peers in any direct sense at all. There was not a single person competent in my field, competent in American Indian oral history, competent in any of the areas that are at issue here, with the exception of law."
The committee was split on what should happen to Churchill now. Several members said he should be suspended without pay for several years, and one wanted him dismissed from the university outright.