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ERIC Number: ED186066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Role and Responsibilities of the Academic Senate and the California Teachers Association Bargaining Unit in Educational Matters.
Douglas, Minnie
A survey of the presidents of the academic senates and local units of the California Teachers Association (CTA) was conducted at 15 randomly selected California community colleges to determine their respective roles in meeting faculty needs at the college level. An additional purpose was to investigate the working relationships between the academic senates and the CTA locals. Survey findings, based on responses from five colleges, indicated that the CTA's role was confined to the negotiation of terms and conditions of employment, while the academic senates retained influence over scholastic affairs. All respondents reported a cooperative working relationship between the two groups and stressed the importance of dual membership in the two faculty organizations, as well as the necessity of the delineation of responsibilities in written constitutions to the maintenance of this relationship. The survey report presents a review of the literature concerning the scope and content of faculty negotiations as well as relevant collective bargaining legislation. Recommendations for the long-range maintenance of positive relationships between academic senates and faculty bargaining agents are also presented. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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