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The Impact Of Board Composition And Activity On Non-Performing Loans, Md Nurul Islam Apr 2020

The Impact Of Board Composition And Activity On Non-Performing Loans, Md Nurul Islam

2020 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity

This paper examines the impact of board composition and activity on bank non-performing loans (NPLs). The empirical evidence suggests that NPLs are negatively related to board independence, separation between the CEO and chairman roles, directors with financial expertise, and the frequency of committee meetings. Additionally, we find that, during the financial crisis period (2008–2009), a large board size and the presence of female directors may also help lower NPLs. The results support the hypothesis that shareholder-friendly bank boards and active boards are more effective monitors, and thus help lower bank’s NPLs.


Organizing Of Teaching Faculty In Private Higher Education Bucks A Long-Standing Historical Trend In American Unionization, James Castagnera Mar 2020

Organizing Of Teaching Faculty In Private Higher Education Bucks A Long-Standing Historical Trend In American Unionization, James Castagnera

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Revitalizing Scholarship On Academic Collective Bargaining, Daniel J. Julius Mar 2020

Revitalizing Scholarship On Academic Collective Bargaining, Daniel J. Julius

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Research on unions in academe began in the 1960s and 1970s. It continued in the 1980s as greater numbers of faculty organized but then declined in the 1990s, with the exception of a small group of scholars who continue to study and comment on labor management relations in post-secondary education. Many prognostications, originally put forward in the 1970s and 1980s, remain unexamined. The last two decades in particular, have seen less attention focused on unions in academe. Organizing efforts continue to be robust, and advocates from all vantage points continue to offer arguments both in favor or against collective bargaining ...


Adjuncts And The Chimera Of Academic Freedom, Deirdre M. Frontczak Mar 2020

Adjuncts And The Chimera Of Academic Freedom, Deirdre M. Frontczak

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

The last 40 years have seen a dramatic shift in the hiring, evaluation and promotional structures prevalent in higher education. While the model of a largely full time, tenure-track faculty continues to be the ideal of most academic institutions, economic, political and social changes have eroded that model. A substantial percentage, typically a majority, of college and university faculty are now hired on a contingent or part-time basis, with fiscal and other conditions determining job security, compensation, professional advancement, and an opportunity to participate in governance of departments and institutions. This paper examines the unseen impact that such hiring practices ...


The California Faculty Association: Keeping Racial And Economic Justice At The Forefront, Jennifer Eagan Mar 2020

The California Faculty Association: Keeping Racial And Economic Justice At The Forefront, Jennifer Eagan

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Remarks made at the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions California Conference at California State University, Long Beach, CA on December 6, 2019.


Strong Fusion Of Social Unionism And Normative Contract Negotiations: A Square Peg In A Round Hole?, Barry Miller Mar 2020

Strong Fusion Of Social Unionism And Normative Contract Negotiations: A Square Peg In A Round Hole?, Barry Miller

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This paper considers a recent strike at York University in Toronto, Canada by three units of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3903, representing teaching assistants, contract or adjunct faculty and graduate assistants. The consideration of the strike has a two-fold purpose: The first is to situate it within the concept of social unionism, illustrating how this concept assists in understanding the strike beyond its strictly local and sector context. The second purpose is to consider how the strike reflects back on social unionism. In this regard, the paper considers challenges that can arise from the fusion of normative ...


Examining The Employment Profile Of Institutions Under The Mission-Driven Classification System And The Impact Of Collective Bargaining, Louis Shedd, Stephen G. Katsinas, Nathaniel Bray Mar 2020

Examining The Employment Profile Of Institutions Under The Mission-Driven Classification System And The Impact Of Collective Bargaining, Louis Shedd, Stephen G. Katsinas, Nathaniel Bray

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

The focus of this study is an analysis of institutions, salary expenditures, employment categories (full-time professors by academic rank), and number and average pay of full-time faculty. Our new mission-driven classification system provides the framework for the analysis and specifically presents the data by both the presence or lack of a collective bargaining agreement. The goal of this paper is to illustrate differences in monetary compensation of full time faculty using the mission-driven classification system (as opposed to the Carnegie Classification) and to see the impact of the presence or lack of collective bargaining agreements. We argue that the Carnegie ...


Maintaining Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation: A Case Study Involving Student Surveys Of Teaching, Laura Murphy, Leah M. Akins Mar 2020

Maintaining Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation: A Case Study Involving Student Surveys Of Teaching, Laura Murphy, Leah M. Akins

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Bargaining regarding faculty evaluation is challenging in an environment in which administrators throughout higher education have successfully imposed corporate-style forms of evaluation and supervision that many have come to accept as normal, despite their incompatibility with principles of academic freedom and peer-review. Student surveys of teaching are increasingly central to this management strategy, despite the growing body of evidence indicating bias against historically marginalized groups in student survey results. This paper presents a case study of contract negotiations undertaken in 2016 at Dutchess Community College (SUNY) in Poughkeepsie, New York. During these negotiations the college administration sought to expand the ...


Does A Prolonged Faculty Strike In Higher Education Affect Student Achievement In First Year General Education Courses?, Stephen J. Jacquemin, Christine R. Junker, Mark Cubberley Mar 2020

Does A Prolonged Faculty Strike In Higher Education Affect Student Achievement In First Year General Education Courses?, Stephen J. Jacquemin, Christine R. Junker, Mark Cubberley

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

The effect of faculty strikes in higher education on student achievement is vastly understudied yet has broad implications for discerning potential consequences of labor disputes in academia. Research in this area is understandably difficult, however, as work stoppages in higher education are uncommon, unplanned, and typically brief, which precludes much of the comparative data needed to assess impacts on students. In the spring semester of 2019,WrightStateUniversityexperienced a nearly three-week faculty work stoppage as a result of failed contract negotiations. In this study, end-of-course grades for six undergraduate first-year courses taught prior to and during Spring 2019 by the same ...


Labor Unions And Equal Pay For Faculty: A Longitudinal Study Of Gender Pay Gaps In A Unionized Institutional Context, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Henry Renski, Laras Sekarasih Mar 2020

Labor Unions And Equal Pay For Faculty: A Longitudinal Study Of Gender Pay Gaps In A Unionized Institutional Context, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Henry Renski, Laras Sekarasih

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Previous single university studies of gender equity in faculty salaries conducted at both private and public universities in the U.S. have consistently found significant within-job gender gaps in pay. This study presents data from a less common labor context for faculty: a strongly unionized campus. Using data on all faculty at a large public university 2003-2015, three kinds of multivariate analyses are conducted: OLS multivariate regressions that include controls for race, field, and rank; Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition models to identify the explained and unexplained portions of the gender gap; and innovative longitudinal models for wage growth trajectories to examine the ...


A Different Set Of Rules? Nlrb Proposed Rule Making And Student Worker Unionization Rights, William A. Herbert, Joseph Van Der Naald Mar 2020

A Different Set Of Rules? Nlrb Proposed Rule Making And Student Worker Unionization Rights, William A. Herbert, Joseph Van Der Naald

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This article presents data, precedent, and empirical evidence relevant to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposal to issue a new rule to exclude graduate assistants and other student employees from coverage under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The analysis in three parts. First, the authors show through an analysis of information from other federal agencies that the adoption of the proposed NLRB rule would exclude over 81,000 graduate assistants on private campuses from the right to unionize and engage in collective bargaining. Second, the article presents a legal history from the past half-century about unionization of student ...


2019 Celebration Of Scholarship, Creativity, And Engagement, Beth Heldebrandt, Todd Bruns, Seth Yeakel, Matthew Eifrid Oct 2019

2019 Celebration Of Scholarship, Creativity, And Engagement, Beth Heldebrandt, Todd Bruns, Seth Yeakel, Matthew Eifrid

Programs

Scholarship, creativity, innovation, and the many forms of collaborative engagement that shape faculty life and student learning are central to the mission of Eastern Illinois University. For that reason, our faculty, department chairs, college deans, the Provost, and the entire campus community celebrate the achievements and outstanding contributions of our colleagues and students to their disciplines and professions every year. And, as the following pages illustrate, faculty engaged in continuing scholarly and creative activities that have provided outstanding mentoring experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition to recognizing faculty performances, shows, publications, grants and other professional efforts, the ...


Impact Of Ceo Industry-Specific Vs. General Managerial Experience On Firm Performance, Risk-Taking Behavior And Ceo Compensation, Junnatun Naym Aug 2019

Impact Of Ceo Industry-Specific Vs. General Managerial Experience On Firm Performance, Risk-Taking Behavior And Ceo Compensation, Junnatun Naym

Student Honors Theses and MBA Research Papers

This paper investigates the impact of CEO cross-industry and specific-industry experience on firm performance, risk-taking behavior, and CEO compensation. Using hand-collected data for a large cross-section of CEOs over 1992-2017, we find that CEOs with cross-industry experience are not likely to help improve firm performance, tend to invest less on R&D, and are likely to receive pay premium. On the other hand, we document a nonmonotonic relation between CEOs’ specific-industry experience and firm performance as well as R&D. Particularly, CEOs’ specific-industry experience leads to higher firm performance and R&D investments until it reaches a certain threshold, especially ...


Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Lisa Allen Jun 2019

Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Lisa Allen

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Adjunct Faculty: Why and How We Should Help Them


Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Sandra Darkey Jun 2019

Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Sandra Darkey

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Structural/Organizational Determinants of Variations in Women Attaining the Full Professorship at Research Universities


Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Martin Finkelstein, Yiannis Floropoulos Jun 2019

Research Panel: Variation In Women Attaining Full Professorships At Research Universities And Non-Tenured Faculty Systems In The Us And Abroad, Martin Finkelstein, Yiannis Floropoulos

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Employing Part-Time and Temporary Academic Staff: A Comparative Perspective


Panel: Organizing Outside The Law, Karly Safar Jun 2019

Panel: Organizing Outside The Law, Karly Safar

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Panel: Organizing Outside The Law, Hailey Huget Jun 2019

Panel: Organizing Outside The Law, Hailey Huget

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Circumventing the NLRB in Grad Organizing: Georgetown and Gage


Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching Jun 2019

Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Student Survey of Teaching


Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching, Leah Akins, Laura Murphy Jun 2019

Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching, Leah Akins, Laura Murphy

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching, Leah Akins, Laura Murphy Jun 2019

Panel: Peer-Based Faculty Evaluation V. Student Evaluation Of Teaching, Leah Akins, Laura Murphy

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Maintaining peer-based faculty evaluation: a case study involving student surveys of teaching


Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Beth Margolis Jun 2019

Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Beth Margolis

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Natasha Baker Jun 2019

Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Natasha Baker

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Aaron Nisenson Jun 2019

Panel: Legal Issues In Higher Education: Annual Review Of Court And Administrative Developments (Cle), Aaron Nisenson

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Research Panel: Faculty Compensation In Public Higher Education, Stephen Katsinas Jun 2019

Research Panel: Faculty Compensation In Public Higher Education, Stephen Katsinas

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Examining the Employment Profile of Institutions Under the Mission-Driven Classification System and the Impact of Collective Bargaining


Panel: The Adjunct Faculty Experience: Is What We "Know" Correct?, Paul Yakoboski Jun 2019

Panel: The Adjunct Faculty Experience: Is What We "Know" Correct?, Paul Yakoboski

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Adjunct faculty: Who they are and what is their experience?


Panel: Transformational Bargaining: How The Lecturers' Union At The University Of Michigan Built Sufficient Power To Dramatically Improve Member Compensation, Kirsten Herold, Ian Robinson Jun 2019

Panel: Transformational Bargaining: How The Lecturers' Union At The University Of Michigan Built Sufficient Power To Dramatically Improve Member Compensation, Kirsten Herold, Ian Robinson

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Panel: Community Colleges, Collective Bargaining, And "Right To Work", Martin Balinsky Jun 2019

Panel: Community Colleges, Collective Bargaining, And "Right To Work", Martin Balinsky

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Tallahassee Community College - Creating a New Chapter in a "Right to Work" State


Panel: Finding All Sides Of The Truth: Investigating And Handling Employee Discipline (Cle) Jun 2019

Panel: Finding All Sides Of The Truth: Investigating And Handling Employee Discipline (Cle)

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Just Cause Discipline for Social Networking in the New Gilded Age: Will the Law Look the Other Way? (William Herbert and Alicia McNally)


Panel: Finding All Sides Of The Truth: Investigating And Handling Employee Discipline (Cle) Jun 2019

Panel: Finding All Sides Of The Truth: Investigating And Handling Employee Discipline (Cle)

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Toward a Theory of "Just Cause" in Employee Discipline Cases (Roger Abrams & Dennis Nolan)