ERIC Number: ED254133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Part-Time Faculty: Legal and Collective Bargaining Issues.
Leslie, David W.
AAHE Bulletin, p8-12 Oct 1984
Employment rights of part-time faculty and legal and collective bargaining issues are discussed, with attention to tenure rights and job security, due process, and equal treatment. The part-time faculty contract may provide some employment continuity by incorporating seniority provisions, access to fractional tenure, and other protective clauses. Even if contractual and statutory rights are not explicit, part-timers may come to rely on certain patterns and practices that could be held to establish job security rights. Court decisions suggest it is best to have an explicit understanding of the terms on which individual faculty are employed, with mutual agreement on what due process is required. Equal protection challenges to inequities in part-time faculty compensation have been rare and thus far unsuccessful, since the job responsibilities of part- and full-time faculty differ. Part-time faculty are now included in varying proportions in some of the major collective bargaining units across the country. In addition to the separate unit, the following kinds of practices are covered: inclusive/benign, inclusive/protective, exclusive/benign, and exclusive/protective. Key principles that should be addressed in making policy for part-time faculty employment are identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.