ERIC Number: ED077417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Management Rights Issues in Collective Bargaining in Higher Education.
Chandler, Margaret K.; Chiang, Connie
The research reported here is a small part of a much larger research program that will focus on changes in the sharing of authority that takes place after collective bargaining in higher education institutions is initiated, stressing especially the points where sharing is difficult and where rights questions arise. It is the eventual goal to develop models of academic administrative power before and after the initiation of collective bargaining. The analysis of the 91 collective bargaining contracts in higher education that are in force at the present time reveals that governance matters such as budgeting and long range planning still are largely management territory. The contracts have much more to say about the personnel area. Without doubt, the employment status of the faculty member is receiving new emphasis. Still slightly over 50% of the agreements said nothing about appointment, evaluation or promotion, and less than 10% had achieved strong voice in these areas. Analysis of the more potent agreements shows that vague pronouncements disappear in favor of the specification of decisionmaking rights and procedures, sometimes culminating in the requirements of faculty committee approval. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.
Note: Paper presented at the first annual conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education, April 12-13, 1973