ERIC Number: ED188651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Effects of the Master Contract on the Eighteen Community Colleges in the State of Minnesota.
Swift, Kenneth D.
A survey of 220 randomly selected faculty and administrators at the 18 community colleges in Minnesota was conducted to determine: (1) the impact on the colleges of the Master Contract negotiated between the Minnesota Community College Faculty Association (MCCFA) and the Minnesota State Board for Community Colleges, and (2) faculty and administrator attitudes toward the contract. The survey instrument solicited demographic information and asked respondents to indicate the degree to which the Master Contract influenced instruction, grading, academic freedom, faculty workload, salaries, managerial authority, sabbatical leave, campus autonomy, staff development, job security, fringe benefits, faculty involvement, class size, and campus communication. Major findings, based on a 41% response rate, indicate that while job security and fringe benefits were positively affected by the contract, faculty involvement, managerial authority, and campus communication were negatively affected. In most other categories, the majority of respondents indicated that the Master Contract had had no effect. Older administrators with more years of employment were less positive toward the contract than other respondents. The survey report includes an extensive review of the literature dealing with faculty unionization at community colleges and the questionnaire. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Contracts, Influences, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Work Environment
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in paper copy due to the marginal reproducibility of the original document.