ERIC Number: ED116570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Impact of Collective Bargaining on Conflict Resolution Practices. Research Summary No. 2.
Leslie, David W.
This document summarizes some of the major findings and basic conclusions of a study conducted during the 1973-75 period, the goal of which was to assess the impact of collective bargaining on conflict resolution practices in higher education. The population of institutions operating under collectively negotiated contracts with faculty in September 1973 was matched with a corresponding sample of colleges (for size, level of degree offering, type of control and region of the country) not then operating under negotiated contracts. Both groups were subsequently surveyed to establish: (1) the nature of formal mechanisms used for resolving faculty conflict; and (2) the extent to which these procedures had been used. The most general conclusion reached is that more universalistic and secular principles of conflict resolution are replacing the older more informal norms based on the traditions and values of a shared concept of academic life. Greater and greater emphasis on procedural protection appears in general to be supplanting the mechanisms on consensus, trust, and shared authority as the accepted mode of dispute resolution. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academic Collective Bargaining Information Service, Washington, DC.