Advisor

Walter G. Ellis

Date of Award

1-1-1985

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Public School Administration and Supervision

Department

Education

Physical Description

1 online resource (4, xii, 172 pages)

Subjects

Collective bargaining -- College teachers -- Oregon, State universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Administration, Teacher participation in administration -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.457

Abstract

An evaluative research survey involving 694 faculty members with an academic appointment in Oregon's 4-year unionized institutions of higher education was undertaken to determine whether or not collective bargaining has supported faculty rights for participation in institutional governance. Four hypotheses were formulated to study the relationship between the independent variable of collective bargaining and the dependent variable of institutional governance, specific to: (1) professional interest, (2) economic interest, (3) educational policy, and (4) academic and personnel policy. Data received from 486 respondents' questionnaires were used for the Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance to test the four hypotheses. The four hypotheses of the study were rejected. However, findings of the study suggest that the collective bargaining process is perceived by the respondents in all three unionized institutions as having (1) facilitated their participation in the formal structure and process for institutional decision making and (2) provided for just cause in dismissal and grievance decisions.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4510

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