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ERIC Number: ED014122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-6
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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ACADEMIC NEGOTIATIONS--ALTERNATIVES TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
WEBER, ARNOLD R.
TO DETERMINE CAUSES OF FACULTY DEMANDS FOR NEGOTIATIONS, A SIX-MEMBER TASK FORCE COLLECTED RELEVANT DATA FROM 34 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACROSS THE NATION (12 JUNIOR OR COMMUNITY COLLEGES, SEVEN MUNICIPAL OR STATE COLLEGES, NINE PUBLIC SUPPORTED UNIVERSITIES, SIX PRIVATE COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES) AND FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY INDICATED THAT CAUSES OF UNREST INCLUDE TENSIONS BETWEEN FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION REGARDING FACULTY POWER, PROFESSIONALISM, LEVELS OF BUREAUCRACY, AND LOSS OF AUTHORITY. THE STUDY RECOMMENDS DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF SHARED AUTHORITY FOR INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES, UTILIZING THE ABILITIES AND ROLES OF BOTH FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION AS COMPLEMENTARY PARTICIPANTS IN THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS. ORGANIZATIONAL CATEGORIES FOR FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS INCLUDE THE INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OR ACADEMIC SENATE AND SUCH EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS AS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND UNIONS. SIX SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE AS THE IDEAL ORGANIZATION FOR DEALING WITH PROBLEMS BETWEEN FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION. AS AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION, A TEACHERS' UNION IS REGARDED AS A THREAT TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ONLY WHEN IT INTERFERES WITH PROFESSIONAL GOALS OR WHEN ADMINISTRATIONS ARE INTRANSIGENT. THIS REPORT WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION, SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (22ND, CHICAGO, MARCH 6, 1967). (JK)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)