ERIC Number: ED130695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Department Chairperson References in Two-Year Contracts.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Newsletter, v4 n4 p1-3 Sep/Oct 1976
This document reports the results of a recent review of collective bargaining contracts in 83 public two-year colleges with regard to what they had to say about department chairpersons. Results of the review indicated: (1) 66% of the contracts contained clauses concerned with department chairpersons; (2) eastern community college contracts overwhelmingly contained references to chairpersons while less than half of the contracts in the rest of the country did so; (3) references to department chairpersons varied according to bargaining agents; (4) of 15 areas identified, the two most frequently mentioned areas of responsibility were administrative and personnel, respectively; (5) salary stipends, role in grievance machinery, special relationships with students, definitions of chairpersons, chairperson selection methods, and the chairperson's responsibilities for curriculum, merit or other salary decisions, budgetary involvement, retrenchment, recall, and personnel files were mentioned with varying frequency. Tabular data on contracts by region and on contracts by bargaining agent are included. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.