ERIC Number: ED144650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty in 2-Year Colleges.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Newsletter, v5 n2 p4-8 Mar/Apr 1977
Recognition clauses of negotiated faculty contracts from 139 two-year colleges were analyzed to determine the extent to which part-time faculty are included in the bargaining unit, and to examine contract references to part-time faculty. Approximately one-half (71) of the contracts did not include part-time faculty as members. Exclusion was either stated explicitly or achieved by the definition of the coverage. Of the 59 that expressly included part-time personnel, contracts either (1) specified the inclusion, (2) referred to "all" faculty members, or (3) made inclusion contingent on teaching load. Inclusion sometimes carried the duty of paying union dues, with delinquency resulting in termination of employment. Contracts also contained a diversity of definitions of part-time faculty, and often included restrictions on the number or percentage of hires. Part-time faculty generally received less job security than regular faculty, less compensation, and unequal benefits. (RT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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.