ERIC Number: ED127883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Can Industrial Seniority Be Used For Retrenchment in Higher Education? Collective Bargaining Perspectives, Volume 1, Number 7.
Thomas, C. R.
Distinct questions come up concerning industrial seniority practices and higher education. (1) Would retrenchment by seniority--rank or institutional--destroy academic tenure as such and institute instead a new system? (2) Can "bumping" be used in academe? (3) Would seniority discourage academic transfers? (4) Would seniority effect disciplinary actions? (5) Concerning merit, would industrial seniority, as it would be applied to higher education, supercede exemptions for meritorious performance in the classroom or in a first-level administration position? That retrenchment will increasingly be used by college/university administrators to solve budgetary problems and to maximize institutional growth is an inevitable truth. Both administrators and faculty members must immediately become aware of the cataclysmic impact of retrenchment by seniority on higher education. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrators, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Discipline Policy, Employment Level, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Faculty Mobility, Higher Education, Negotiation Agreements, Personnel Policy, Teacher Dismissal, Tenure, Unions
West Virginia University, Department of Education Administration, Morgantown, West Virginia
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Educational Administration.