ERIC Number: ED145762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining in Higher Education: The First Decade. ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents.
Julius, Daniel J.
Collective bargaining in higher education can no longer be characterized as a truly new phenomenon. Presently, one out of every four faculty and professional staff, or approximately 120,000 individuals (two-thirds of whom work in four-year colleges), are members of a labor organization. The literature on the topic has evolved from anecdotal discussions to more sophisticated and analytical materials. The key predictors of faculty unionism are: institutional transition and growth; size; public versus private affiliation; the presence of enabling legislation; and poor faculty and administration relationships caused by structural and functional change. The use of data gathered in attitudinal studies may produce invalid predictions of faculty bargaining behavior. The impact of faculty unions on governance--particularly faculty senates--is of special concern, as is the topic of the student's role in bargaining. Similarly, the union's impact on faculty salaries and fringe benefits is a topic of debate whose end is not in sight. Research on faculty-administration interaction has produced little data and much speculation. Researchers and practitioners have, however, discovered that unionism is neither the panacea that some had seen it as nor the peril that others had feared. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Governing Councils, College Students, Fringe Benefits, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Literature Reviews, Organizational Change, Private Colleges, School Size, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Salaries, Unions
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.