ERIC Number: ED171223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Governance. PERS Information Bulletin, Volume 2, No. 1, January-February 1979.
Douglas, Joel M.
The present status of collective bargaining at colleges and universities and the effect on governance are discussed. Five major authority patterns have been found in higher education. The advent of collective bargaining has resulted in a thorough reexamination of the issue of governance. As of January 1979, over 350 colleges and universities had organized, with more than 300 collective bargaining agreements in effect. The characteristics of academic senates, the traditional vehicle for self governance as distinct from collective bargaining modes, are described. Disagreement exists within higher education on who should have governance responsibility. A lawsuit at Yeshiva University concerning governance and a new California law that is likely to strengthen shared governance models are addressed. It is concluded that dual governance models, those in which collective bargaining and academic senates can evolve into a sharing of faculty responsibility, appear likely to continue. No evidence exists that academic senates are being replaced on campus by collective bargaining. Instead, faculty roles are being redefined with authority being redistributed. The unions' presence on the organized campus has served to clarify the definition, structure, and overall role of governance in higher education today. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.
Identifiers: California; Yeshiva University NY