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ERIC Number: ED169593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Collective Bargaining: An Administrative Perspective.
Merriam, Mary-Linda
Because the existing provisions for communication between the administration and faculty of Emerson College had been ineffective, in 1978 the responsibility for contract negotiations was delegated to faculty and administrative teams. The key contract issues identified by the administrative team consisted of revising a clause pertaining to faculty salaries, adding a management rights clause, developing the section on faculty status (appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure), defining the role of the department and division chairpersons, setting procedures for yearly faculty evaluations, and rewriting the policy statements that applied to Emerson. To establish team discipline, issues were researched and debated within the teams for three months prior to the negotiations. Guidelines finally adopted by both sides included submitting proposals and counter-proposals in writing, bringing in resource persons with the approval of all members of both teams, initialing articles that were tentatively agreed upon, setting an agenda and meeting time, keeping separate sets of notes, and keeping all agreements tentative pending completion of the final package. Through this communication process, the contract was ratified unanimously by the administration and with only three negative faculty votes. (MAI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)