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ERIC Number: ED074928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-15
Pages: 16
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Collective Bargaining and University Governance.
Bloustein, Edward J.
The author of the present document presents a discussion of faculty collective bargaining within the framework of arguments against unionism which in some instances he refutes as being untrue and in others as being beneficial to the higher education society as a whole. The arguments against faculty unionism, which are referred to in this speech as "monsters", are: (1) as the system of governance will become more explicit, it will also become increasingly centralized; (2) collective bargaining, while protecting faculty from unfair procedures, will also lower the quality of teaching personnel; (3) collective bargaining promotes the deterioration of departmental and school autonomy; (4) collective bargaining thrusts administrators into an unfamiliar and unwanted management role; (5) unionization will inevitably narrow the scope of authority given to faculty senates or the senate will be dominated by the union; (6) the adversary relationship implicit in collective bargaining is inimical to collegiality; and (7) collective bargaining is a form of compromise, inferior to consensus and the reasoning together that was part of traditional academic governance procedures. (Author/HS)
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Note: Speech presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges (San Francisco, January 15, 1973)