ERIC Number: ED231294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
"BRAIN": Baruch Retrieval of Automated Information for Negotiations.
Levenstein, Aaron, Ed.
National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions Newsletter, v9 n1 Jan-Feb 1981
A data processing program that can be used as a research and collective bargaining aid for colleges is briefly described and the fields of the system are outlined. The system, known as BRAIN (Baruch Retrieval of Automated Information for Negotiations), is designed primarily as an instrument for quantitative and qualitative analysis. BRAIN consists of over 350 collective bargaining agreements drawn from both American and Canadian institutions. The program is written in FORTRAN and the computer and terminals are located at the McGill University Labour Agreements Data Bank. The data are available in English or French. BRAIN can search the database for any one of about 120 clauses, and can provide the user the opportunity to select their own format as individual needs may dictate. The clauses (fields) are listed, along with their identification numbers. Each clause is also broken down into its various components and three of them, grievance, arbitration, and governance, are set forth in their entirety (including the computer codes). Additional fields include: college identification, union security, teaching conditions, department chairperson, nonteaching staff, personnel files, leaves, benefits, job security, discipline, patents and copyright, miscellaneous, and annual salaries. (SW)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Computer Programs, Databases, Employment Practices, Governance, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Negotiation Agreements, Personnel Policy, Research Tools, Teaching Conditions, Unions
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; Reports - Descriptive
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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.