ERIC Number: ED219003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
[Collective Bargaining and the Quality of Work Life, Faculty Election Results Still Undecided, The Decennium Conference, a Modest Attitudinal Survey on Ten Years of Collective Bargaining].
Douglas, Joel M., Ed.
Newsletter, v10 n2 Apr-May 1982
The following topics are addressed in this newsletter issue: collective bargaining and the quality of work life, faculty elections at California State University, speeches presented at the tenth annual conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (NCSCBHEP), April 1982; and results of a survey pertaining to significant issues in academic collective bargaining. Quality of work life may be defined as changes in one's work environment in order to improve morale, performance, stimulate motivation, and concomitantly raise productivity. The dynamics of quality of work life programs on unionized campuses are examined. Clauses in collective bargaining agreements or in separately created programs that are typical of quality of work life features (although not identified as such) are as follows: the City University of New York and the Professional Staff Congress which provides for faculty development and retraining; Los Rios Community College fund and staff retraining; San Francisco Community College professional growth fund and staff retraining; San Francisco Community College partial load leave; and the Miami Dade Community College creative staff development program. In regard to the faculty elections at California State University, neither competing agent received the necessary majority of votes to become the certified bargaining agent, although agents have either been certified and/or are conducting collective bargaining in six of the seven university bargaining units. The attitudinal survey on collective bargaining asked NCSCBHEP conference attendees to assess their administrators' views on the faculty union's participation in campus governance and to indicate issues confronting academic collective bargaining in the 1980s. (SW)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Faculty Workload, Governance, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Sabbatical Leaves, Teacher Morale, Unions, Work Environment
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Baruch College, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll. National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.