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The Accidental Academic: Reflections On 50 Years In Academic Collective Bargaining, William Connellan Jan 2018

The Accidental Academic: Reflections On 50 Years In Academic Collective Bargaining, William Connellan

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Little did I know that when I started a career as a newspaper reporter that I would have a 50-year academic career with academic labor relations as a central part.


Contracts With Community College Adjunct Faculty Members And Potential Supplemental Benefits To Increase Satisfaction, Kimberly Ann Page Jan 2018

Contracts With Community College Adjunct Faculty Members And Potential Supplemental Benefits To Increase Satisfaction, Kimberly Ann Page

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

ABSTRACT

As state funding to community colleges has fluctuated, many community colleges have hired more adjunct faculty (Desrochers & Hurlburt, 2014).

This qualitative research explored supplemental benefits, which could be included in adjunct faculty contracts with community colleges in order to promote workplace satisfaction, without causing stress on budgets. Adjunct faculty who realize greater job satisfaction are more beneficial to their institutions because they promote student learning and retention (CCCSE, 2014b; Hollenshead, 2010; Jacoby, 2006).

The descriptive study included three phases: record reviews, interviews with key informants and elite informants, and a reflective questionnaire. New England was selected as the research site because all six states have or are developing statewide contracts for adjunct faculty. For the record reviews, existing contracts were examined (N = 5); for the key informant interviews, community college presidents and a vice president (N = 4) and adjunct faculty representatives (N = 4) were consulted; and for the elite interviews and ...


Panel: Shared Governance And Collective Bargaining: The Line Between "Protecting Shared Governance Through Collective Bargaining: Models Used By Aaup Chapters", Michael Mauer Aug 2017

Panel: Shared Governance And Collective Bargaining: The Line Between "Protecting Shared Governance Through Collective Bargaining: Models Used By Aaup Chapters", Michael Mauer

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

For over five decades following its founding in 1915, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) carried out its mission outside of the realm of collective bargaining. The organization formulated policy on a constantly evolving range of issues of concern to higher education, and worked to have those policies adopted by individual institutions and state public higher education systems. The mechanisms employed were a combination of: encouraging faculty to use their participation in shared governance to work towards policy adoption; interacting directly—including in the initial formulation of policy pronouncements and in joint endorsements—with organizations representing the interests of ...


Workshop: Training On Effective Use Of Social Media In Higher Education, Kathryn Morton Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Effective Use Of Social Media In Higher Education, Kathryn Morton

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education - Handout: Ipeds Template Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education - Handout: Ipeds Template

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education, Bradley Wells Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education, Bradley Wells

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Audited Financial Statements A Source of Information for Bargaining


Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education, Howard Bunsis Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Financial Data Analysis In Higher Education, Howard Bunsis

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Which Form Will Your Negotiations Take (R. Ufberg) Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Which Form Will Your Negotiations Take (R. Ufberg)

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Scenario For Private Contract Campaign Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Scenario For Private Contract Campaign

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Contract Campaign Act I Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Contract Campaign Act I

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Agenda Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Academic Labor - Handout: Agenda

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Workshop Agenda


Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Administrators, Nicholas Digiovanni Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Unionization And Collective Bargaining For Administrators, Nicholas Digiovanni

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Negotiating a First Collective Bargaining Agreement


I. Importance of the Initial Collective Bargaining Agreement

II. Establishing Institutional Goals and Principles

III. First Considerations at the Table: Ground rules

IV. Key Contract Building Blocks for the Administration

V. Other Clauses of Particular Value to the Union

VII. Miscellaneous Concerns


Workshop: Training On Interest Based Bargaining In Higher Education, Janet Gilman Aug 2017

Workshop: Training On Interest Based Bargaining In Higher Education, Janet Gilman

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Pathways Of Leadership For Women In Higher Education Unions In Illinois: A Comparative Study Using Grounded Theory, Rochelle Robinson-Dukes Apr 2017

Pathways Of Leadership For Women In Higher Education Unions In Illinois: A Comparative Study Using Grounded Theory, Rochelle Robinson-Dukes

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This study focused on qualitative elements in its design. It sought to explore the process of women ascending to leaders in higher education unions and discover the barriers that derailed them or which they broke through on their leadership journey. It investigated the stereotypes and assumptions about women as leaders. The researcher looked at similarities and differences of the experiences of women in leadership roles to discover unknown phenomena within their unique experiences. Women in unions may be limited by proliferation of negative stereotypes and sexism. The purpose of this study was to explore the gender barriers of five women ...


The Impact Of Collective Bargaining And Local Appropriations On Faculty Salaries And Benefits At U.S. Community Colleges, Barry R. Mayhall, Stephen G. Katsinas, Nathaniel J. Bray Jan 2017

The Impact Of Collective Bargaining And Local Appropriations On Faculty Salaries And Benefits At U.S. Community Colleges, Barry R. Mayhall, Stephen G. Katsinas, Nathaniel J. Bray

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This study examines the impact of collective bargaining and local appropriations on salaries and fringe benefits of full-time faculty at U.S. community colleges. A more nuanced view is offered, by drawing appropriate institutional peer-group comparisons of rural, suburban, and urban community colleges to more accurately and precisely show just how much of a difference the presence or lack of collective bargaining, local appropriations, and the combined impact of both, actually make. Further, given the technical nature of the few comprehensive studies of fringe benefits for community college faculty, we integrate the findings of King and Maldanado.


The Winds Of Changes Shift: An Analysis Of Recent Growth In Bargaining Units And Representation Efforts In Higher Education, William A. Herbert Jan 2017

The Winds Of Changes Shift: An Analysis Of Recent Growth In Bargaining Units And Representation Efforts In Higher Education, William A. Herbert

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This article analyzes data accumulated during the first three quarters of 2016 regarding completed and pending questions of representation involving faculty and student employees in higher education. It is part of a larger and continuing National Center research project that tracks faculty and graduate student employee unionization growth and representation efforts at private and public institutions of higher learning since January 1, 2013.

The data presented in this article demonstrates that the rate of newly certified units at private colleges and universities since January 1, 2016 far outpaces new units in the public sector. There has been a 25.9 ...


The State Of Teaching In Urban Settings And The Importance Of Teaching Unions, Corey Sweeney May 2016

The State Of Teaching In Urban Settings And The Importance Of Teaching Unions, Corey Sweeney

The International Undergraduate Journal For Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Collective Bargaining On Teachers’ Salaries In New York State, David B. Lipsky, John E. Drotning Mar 2013

The Influence Of Collective Bargaining On Teachers’ Salaries In New York State, David B. Lipsky, John E. Drotning

David B Lipsky

This study tests a model of teacher salary determination with data describing several aspects of all school districts in New York state, outside of New York City. The authors find that collective bargaining is not significant in explaining variations in 1968 teacher salaries among all school districts, but bargaining did have a significant effect among small districts and on the rate of salary change from 1967 to 1968. On the whole, however, the authors conclude that the results of this and other studies show that bargaining has had a surprisingly minor effect on teacher salaries.


The Politics Of The Education Reform Movement: Some Implications For The Future Of Teacher Bargaining, David B. Lipsky Mar 2013

The Politics Of The Education Reform Movement: Some Implications For The Future Of Teacher Bargaining, David B. Lipsky

David B Lipsky

[Excerpt] In summary, the ongoing battle over education reform and emerging demographic trends do not bode well for the success of reform efforts in this country and probably mean tougher, if nonetheless more interesting, days at the bargaining table. In recent years taxpayers have been willing to support increased expenditures for public education. But sooner or later taxpayers will want to see results. Both liberal and conservative politicians have been staunch supporters of the school reform movement, but politicians are a notoriously fickle group. To improve the quality of education, we need a sustained effort over an indefinite period of ...


The Education Reform Movement And The Realities Of Collective Bargaining, Robert E. Doherty, David B. Lipsky Mar 2013

The Education Reform Movement And The Realities Of Collective Bargaining, Robert E. Doherty, David B. Lipsky

David B Lipsky

[Excerpt] The response to what many believe to be a serious decline in educational achievement and standards has been, so far, a spate of studies, commissions, and reports, all aiming toward reform of the education system. Most of the recommendations that have been implemented to date have come about through state-level legislation and mandates (Darling-Hammond and Berry, 1988). Education reformers disagree on the role of teacher bargaining in achieving their objectives. One wing of the reform movement believes collective bargaining is an obstacle to change and maintains collective bargaining is one reason the schools are in bad shape. But another ...