ERIC Number: ED201220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Focus on the Part-Timer; Arbitration on a Non-Unionized Campus; Campus Negotiators--A Critical Comment.
Levenstein, Aaron, Ed.; And Others
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v8 n5 Dec 1980
Job concerns and characteristics of part-time faculty and interests concerning union representation, arbitration on a nonunionized campus and a view of campus negotiators are addressed in this newsletter issue. The issue of protection of part-timers by their union is examined, and adjunct faculty are categorized as follows: the semi-retired, those seeking full-time employment in a tight labor market, educated homemakers, and people working full-time elsewhere. Among the goals of the American Federation of Teachers is to induce the administration to limit the use of part-time faculty. Rules proposed by the union to accomplish this end are presented, including the suggestion to prohibit splintering of full-time positions to convert them into several part-time positions. Northeastern University's five-step grievance procedure that culminates in arbitration is presented to illustrate arbitration on a nonunionized campus. The dynamics of the negotiating process are examined, and it is suggested that the collective bargaining process has an underlying set of assumptions about decision-making that are generally not a part of the academic scene. News and notes of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, a topical index of the National Center Newsletter for 1973-80, and references are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Negotiation Agreements, Part Time Faculty, Personnel Policy, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Welfare, Teaching Load, Unions
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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: American Federation of Teachers; Northeastern University MA