ERIC Number: ED216653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Impact of Faculty Collective Bargaining. AAHE-ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 8, 1981.
Baldridge, J. Victor; And Others
The impact of the unionization of college and university faculty is examined, based on a 1979 survey of 240 nonunionized colleges and all other unionized institutions, and on a review of recent literature on collective bargaining. The survey is a followup of a 1974 survey pertaining to collective bargaining and a 1971 survey concerned with general governance issues at the 240 representative schools. Attention is directed to: the impact of collective bargaining on governance and especially academic senates and administration at both the local campus and system levels; the likely beneficiaries of academic collective bargaining and the overall consequences for faculty, students, and higher education in general; the formalization of personnel relations, and tenure processes and retrenchment at unionized and nonunionized institutions. Perspectives on the impact of the Yeshiva Court decision and the future of faculty collective bargaining are also presented. Of the 1,400 questionnaires mailed to college presidents, local faculty union chairpersons, systemwide administrators, and union leaders, 52 percent responded. More than 95 percent of both presidents and union chairpersons believed that bargaining has caused greater specificity of rules and regulations. Respondents believed unions have been least effective on their campuses in strengthening existing faculty governance (such as senates) and enhancing professional standing. Administrators said that unions have actually hurt in these areas. Overall conclusions of the three surveys include: some union chairpersons are disillusioned with the outcomes of bargaining; and faculty personnel issues are at the heart of collective bargaining. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, College Presidents, Faculty College Relationship, Governance, Higher Education, Leaders, Personnel Policy, Retrenchment, School Surveys, State Agencies, State Colleges, Teacher Attitudes, Tenure, Union Members, Unions
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.00 members; $5.50 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Labor Relations Board v Yeshiva Univ