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ERIC Number: ED232614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-26
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Academic Bargaining to Changes in Campus Climate. ASHE 1983 Annual Meeting Paper.
Birnbaum, Robert; Inman, Deborah
Scores on the Institutional Functioning Inventory (IFI) administered to faculty at 18 unionized and 18 matched non-unionized campuses in 1980 were compared to scores at these campuses prior to the implementation of academic bargaining a decade earlier. The sample was selected from among 93 institutions that had administered the IFI in 1970 and in 1980. The IFI is a standardized instrument with scales designed to measure 112 dimensions of institutional climate and with scale scores ranging from 0 to 12 for such items as Intellectual-Aesthetic Extracurriculum, Freedom, Human Diversity, Concern for Undergraduate Learning, and Concern for Innovation. Results of the study show no significant relationship between unionization and changes in campus climate as measured by the IFI. Although the results dispute commonly held assumptions about the effect of bargaining on campus life, it is noted that the finding is consistent with other research that has also failed to find a relationship between collective bargaining and changes in important institutional and organizational processes. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, Mar. 25-26, 1983).