ERIC Number: ED090865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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An Exploratory Analysis of the Consequences of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education: The Role of the Faculty.
Hedgepeth, Royster C.
The growth of collective bargaining in higher education has been rapid, but the accelerating interest and commitment has not been uniform. The purpose of this study is to provide an initial understanding of the dynamics and consequences of collective bargaining at one institution, The State University College at Cortland, New York. The personal interview was selected as the data collection method. The interview schedule was designed to elicit as much information as possible about each respondents's perceptions of the consequences collective bargaining had at Cortland. A discussion of the findings reveals that consequences of collective bargaining were primarily negative: development of adversary relationships, truncated communication, formalized procedures, and changes in the roles of participants. The picture that emerges is one of a segmented university--internally and externally--in which the opportunity costs of collective bargaining seem very high in terms of personal relations, effective administration, program development, and the role of the participants themselves. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
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Identifiers - Location: New York