ERIC Number: ED125725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Speaking Out! Two Speeches Presented by William H. Meardy, Executive Director, ACCT.
Meardy, William H.
The first of these speeches, "The Trustee: An Endangered Species," recounts current challenges facing community college trusteeship, including enrollment ceilings, faculty unionism, state super-boards, and financial disclosure laws. The traditional role of the trustee was not designed to meet these and other current threats to the community college and to local board control. Trustees are urged to become political activists, and initiate defensive action through the legislative and political process. The second speech, "The Challenge to Presidential Authority," urges community college presidents and trustees to team together as a political force to fight the enactment of a federal public employees collective bargaining law, which is presently under consideration by the Congress. The states should have the right to refrain from or to enact collective bargaining laws, and to experiment, amend, or rewrite such laws to meet their own needs. (BB)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Community Control, Federal Legislation, Governing Boards, Politics, Trustees, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 955 L'Enfant Plaza, S. W., Suite 1406, Washington, D. C. 20024 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.