ERIC Number: ED062968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Faculty Collective Bargaining in Postsecondary Institutions: The Impact on the Campus and on the State. Background and Recommendations.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The rapid influx of collective bargaining into colleges and universities has resulted in a need for understanding the ramifications of this movement. Collective bargaining exists in 10% of the higher education institutions in this country, but it indirectly influences all institutions. There is a need to study diverse faculty motivations (power gain, due reward, alienation, etc.), as well as the common and often invalid assumptions concerning collective bargaining, such as its contributing to radicalism, polarization, and reduced professionalism. Although the process is recognized as a change agent, many questions still exist concerning its functions, such as who should bargain, who should negotiate, and what is negotiable. The Education Commission of the States is working to increase information and raise the level of expertise in collective bargaining by observing the following recommendations for activities: (1) initiation of a study of the impact and implications of collective bargaining on postsecondary education; (2) creation and maintenance of a monitoring "clearinghouse" and "stations" to collect current information; (3) promotion of competent and extensive research; and (4) support for regional seminars to enlighten and train those involved. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.