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ERIC Number: ED104454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 28
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The Policy Role of the Faculty Bargaining Unit at Rhode Island Junior College.
Decker, Dwight F.
Twelve members of the Rhode Island Board of Regents, 14 administrators of Rhode Island Junior College (RIJC), and 14 officers of the RIJC Association were polled concerning who should set educational policy in twenty different areas. Responses were received from 6 regents, 10 administrators, and 10 faculty. Response data is given for the overall group, as well as for each of the three response groups. The overall data shows that the consensus favors negotiation between administrators and faculty in the following areas: assignment of faculty contact hours; faculty assignment for summer school and evening division; appointment, promotion, termination, and retrenchment of faculty; and criteria for faculty evaluation. A shared authority structure in which faculty and administration have equal voting status was recommended for divisional curriculum committees, peer judgment, accountability for faculty and administrators, general educational goals, criteria for evaluating deans and department chairmen, and community service. The administration should retain final authority (but with faculty advice) in the selection of deans and department chairmen, faculty scheduling, the school calendar, departmental budgets, public relations, recruiting of students, and changes to the physical plant. Regents should continue to control long-range institutional planning and the building of new facilities but faculty and administration should be consulted in both areas. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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