ERIC Number: ED420280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Bargaining Peer Evaluation & Mentoring Programs in Higher Education. NEA Higher Education Contract Analysis System (HECAS).
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Higher Education Research Center.
This volume provides excerpts of negotiated language from existing labor contracts at two- and four-year colleges that deal with peer evaluation and mentoring of faculty and support staff; also included is a legal analysis of a related resolution adopted by the National Education Association (NEA). The first section presents excerpts, specifically addressing peer review, from the contracts of 25 two-year colleges, plus an additional list of two-year institutions whose contracts refer to peer review but lack detailed procedural language. The following section provides the same information for 17 four-year colleges and universities. Section 3 identifies the primary patterns found in contract language concerning mentoring, including sample paragraphs from ten institutions. The final section offers a legal analysis of NEA's Resolution New D, which addresses peer assistance and review programs. It identifies two possible legal problems: first, that a consulting teacher could be determined to be a "supervisory" employee within controlling labor law and, second, the bargaining unit status of consulting teachers. Relevant litigation is cited. A copy of the NEA resolution is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Contracts, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Mentors, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Associations
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Higher Education Research Center.