ERIC Number: ED214444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Scope of Faculty Collective Bargaining: An Analysis of Faculty Union Agreements at Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education. Contributions to the Study of Education, Number 2.
Johnstone, Ronald L.
Based on an analysis of 89 collective bargaining agreements (representing 95 percent of all those in existence at four-year institutions), this book provides an overview of what has been bargained for faculty and where it has been bargained on unionized campuses. After a discussion of the history of union activity in higher education, the report explores the results of negotiations of faculty rights--due process, grievance, machinery, access to personnel records--and faculty involvement in decisions on hiring, firing and promotion. Issues of compensation, fringe benefits, working conditions, and faculty duties are also considered, along with the official rights of the union and its role in college governance. Within these broad categories, some issues of academic employment are discussed: tenure, merit pay, course load, sabbatical leave, and attendance at commencement exercises. Among the conclusions are the following: affirmative action commitments seldom are included in collective bargaining agreements; leaves of absence generally are included in fewer than half of the agreements; there is wide diversity among agreements regarding compensation items in terms of level of success; in regard to involvement in and responsibility for the academic program of the institution, collective bargaining agreements provide little information; there is an important concern on the part of faculty and administration regarding the effect of collective bargaining on their relationship; and new models of collective bargaining should be explored. The appendix lists the collective bargaining agreements used in this study. A bibliography and index are also provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Workload, Fringe Benefits, Governance, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Negotiation Agreements, Retirement Benefits, Teacher Welfare, Tenure, Unions, Work Environment
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