ERIC Number: ED102913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report of Regents Task Force on University Governance and Collective Bargaining.
Wisconsin State Univ. System, Madison.
The Regents Task Force has as an authorization to consider the implications of collective bargaining for faculty governance, the implications of collective bargaining for institutional autonomy in a system of universities such as the Wisconsin system, and the implications of collective bargaining for recruiting, and retaining quality faculty. Conclusions and recommendations include: (1) The extension of collective bargaining rights to faculty should be based upon a recognition of their dual role as both employees and professionals. (2) The following principles and practices of the University system are essential to maintain a public university system with excellence and should be maintained in any collective bargaining arragnement developed for faculty: institutional autonomy; tenure; academic freedom; merit system for salary; shared governance; and recognition of the responsibilities and authority of the Regents, president, chancellors, faculty, and academic staff. Major issues discussed in the report include: collective bargaining in higher education; collective bargaining rights, their scope and extension; specific provisions in enabling legislation, and the minority statement. Appendixes include statements from faculty, students, and staff, appearances from organized groups, and discussions with national authorities. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ. System, Madison.