ERIC Number: ED234834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Illinois Community College Grievance Procedure Analyzer.
Lovell, Ned B.; And Others
The study described in this report analyzed the status of grievance procedures in the Illinois community colleges that engage in collective bargaining. Following an introductory chapter offering a rationale for the study, chapter 2 provides an analysis of existing grievance procedures in the colleges based on a study of the collective bargaining contracts of 20 schools. The analysis covers definitions of "grievances," the extent of the issues that may legitimately be "grieved," eligible grievants, steps and time limits in the procedures, expedited grievances, no-reprisal clauses, sources of arbitrators, limitations on arbitrators' authority, and conditions of arbitration. In chapter 3, findings are presented from a survey, of 19 college administrators, which focused on the colleges' bargaining experience, first contracts, and grievance arbitration history; the number and types of issues grieved between 1979 and 1982; the impact of the definitions of grievance and the grievance procedures on college governance and institutional relationships; time expended in the grievance process; arbitration costs; respondents' perceptions of the arbitration process, of arbitrators' knowledge of community college organization and governance, and of the beneficiaries of grievance arbitration; attorney involvement; arbitration outcomes; and the involvement of the courts. The report concludes with a discussion of future directions and the implications of study findings. (LL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Contracts, Grievance Procedures, State Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Center for the Study of Educational Finance, DeGarmo 331, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.; Illinois Community Coll. Trustees Association, Springfield.; Illinois State Univ., Normal. Office of the President.