ERIC Number: ED174060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Legal Issues Relating to Part-Time Faculty Employment. Occasional Paper Series No. 6.
Head, Ronald B.
Summarized from a national study of part-time college faculty employment are the legal developments that affect the rights of part-time faculty. The part-timer has long been a marginal employee in academe, but recent developments in the law clarify the degree to which he holds some measure of job security, rights to equal pay, and the protections of collective bargaining and due process. The report's considerations are presented in four categories: the legal status of part-time faculty (property rights, state statutes, litigation in the states, and public school decisions); compensation (equal protection, the Peralta Federation case, the "substantial rationality" test, and statutory provisions); determining part-time faculty unit status in collective bargaining (early and recent National Labor Relations Board decisions, state labor board decisions, the University of Massachusetts and Los Rios decisions, separate bargaining units, and fair representation); and the law and institutional policy (the impact of court and labor board decisions on institutional policy, general implications for policymaking, and equity and policy considerations). (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, National Surveys, Part Time Faculty, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Public Schools, Salary Wage Differentials, School Responsibility, State Legislation, Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Tenure, Unions
Center for the Study of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Virginia, 260 Ruffner, Charlottesville, Va 22903 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers: Los Rios Community College District CA; National Labor Relations Board; Peralta Federation; University of Massachusetts