ERIC Number: ED126987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
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The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Faculty at Two-Year Colleges.
Staller, Jerome M.
This study examines the structure and scope of collective bargaining in community colleges and the impact of collective bargaining on faculty compensation and working conditions. Two hypotheses were tested: (1) Compensation of faculty at unionized community colleges has increased relative to compensation of faculty at non-union colleges. (2) The student-faculty ratio is lower at unionized community colleges relative to that at non-unionized schools. Data were gathered on the internal characteristics of 263 community colleges through institutional responses to three HEGIS (Higher Education General Information Survey) surveys (enrollment survey, faculty characteristics survey, survey on institutional finances) and on selected external characteristics of the counties in which these colleges were located in 1970-71. Results of a two-stage regression analysis indicated that a collective bargaining agreement is associated with a higher level of employer fringe benefit expenditures, although a positive and significant association between unionization and faculty salaries was not found. A faculty teaching load model was developed and analysis suggested that unionization is associated with lower student-faculty ratios. It appears that, overall, unionization has had some success in improvement of fringe benefits and reduction of faculty workload in the community college. Research instruments and an extensive bibliography are appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Faculty Organizations, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Load, Two Year Colleges, Unions
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Temple University