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ERIC Number: ED122674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-23
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Time for the Houyhnhnms: Personnel Policies and Government Controls.
Furniss, W. Todd
As part of a discussion of academic planning for the future decades, a proposition is offered that there is little likelihood that any good ideas advanced at the conference can be adopted, and bad changes will be made, unless ways are developed for higher education professionals to approach each other more effectively. An example is cited from personal experience with writing guidelines for nondiscriminatory testing procedures for employment, promotion, and other personnel decisions. Difficulties arising from cooperative efforts among government agencies and universities are described. The guidelines themselves, testing procedures, jargon, and backgrounds of individuals involved are all problem areas. A major problem is each side understanding the other's position. Consideration is given to civil and human rights, contract negotiations, faculty promotions, reporting requirements, equal pay for equal work, rigid regulations, grievances, and arbitration. It is concluded that the proper conduct of colleges and universities must rest in the hands of those trained and experienced in the work, not by the untrained in federal agencies nor by those in colleges whose training and apprenticeship are not educational. (LBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Prepared for a Conference on Academic Planning for the Eighties and Nineties (los Angeles, California January 23, 1976)