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ERIC Number: ED103044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Non-Participatory Governance as an Influence on Faculty Senate Militancy.
Stokle, J. Gerald
This practicum attempts to correlate the militant attitude of Fresno City College (FCC) faculty with a high level of frustration resulting from a nonparticipatory type of governance, and to compare the militancy of the faculty senate at FCC, an elected body, with what are considered the traditionally militant faculty groups. A review of the literature on collective bargaining, nonparticipatory governance, and faculty senate militancy is given as background for the study. Survey 1 polled 50 faculty members on their frustration with the college governance structure; 43 (86 percent) responded. A high degree of dissatisfaction with the campus governance structure was indicated. Seventy-five percent or more of the respondents agreed that: (1) governance is clearly in the hands of the administration; (2) faculty are not widely involved in important campus decisions; and (3) faculty reluctance to participate on committees stems from the committees' lack of institutional power. Survey 2 polled all 225 faculty; 150 responses were elicited. Ninety-two percent of the respondents favored collective bargaining. Vocational faculty were slightly less militant than academic faculty, but the faculty senate was just as militant as traditionally militant groups: faculty under 41, academic faculty, and members of AFT. Faculty senate executive officers were even more militant than younger faculty or academic faculty. Although no correlation could be established between militancy and frustration, it is inferred that they are correlated. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California