ERIC Number: ED116571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Collective Bargaining and Academic Decision Making. Special Report No. 24.
Orze, Joseph J.
On January 25, 1973 the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Federation of Southeastern Massachusetts University ratified what each party considered to be a unique and broadly optimistic collective bargaining agreement. The agreement was germinated as the progeny of two strongly shared beliefs: (1) in the need to create a system for the development of a participatory democracy within the academic processes of the University; and (2) that the academic processes of the University could be structured through collective bargaining to most effectively achieve such a system. In attempting to structure the university's decision-making processes, responsibility and authority have been given credence through accountability. This is in keeping with all good administrative practices and applicable to all forms of institutions and offices. However, it has not always been rigorously applied within the academy. Southeastern Massachusetts University has learned through experience that a well conceived and well structured collective bargaining agreement is not a panacea for curing the ills of colleges and universities, but it has also learned that such an agreement can go a long way toward making them healthy, functional, and effective. (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.