ERIC Number: ED214561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Proposition 13: Its Effects on the Missions of the California Community College System Reviewed with Recommendations for the Future [and] Perceptions of the Management Rights Clause by Managers in CCC's [California Community Colleges]. Management Report, 1981-2/3.
Shenk, Edward; Sheehan, Maria Cristina
These two reports present information and considerations to help California community college administrators in planning ahead. First, Edward Shenk discusses the effects of Proposition 13 (California's tax reform initiative) on community college funding and missions. He provides an overview of the changes brought about within the community colleges by Proposition 13 and discusses strategies developed by administrators to deal with the cutbacks. Shenk then examines the implications of cutbacks on community college mission and argues that though there has been a loss of local orientation and control, other key missions, such as no tuition and equality of access, are likely to be maintained given continued state funding. Finally, he recommends managing the decline in resources through improved accountability; utilization of cost-effective measures; better public relations; and a reexamination of missions. The second report, by Maria Cristina Sheehan, discusses the use of management rights clauses in collective bargaining to specify administrative prerogatives and outlines the advantages of a longer form of clause, which enumerates specific rights, over a short form, which merely reserves these rights. Sheehan then reviews the benefits of using particular phrases to protect management rights and examines the use of such clauses in eight California community college districts. Finally, she makes recommendations on the best use of rights clauses. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship, Finance Reform, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Grievance Procedures, Labor Relations, Negotiation Agreements, State Aid, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 13 (California 1978)