Portland State University. School of Education
Walter G. Ellis
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Public School Administration and Supervision
1 online resource (4, xii, 172 pages)
Collective bargaining -- College teachers -- Oregon, State universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Administration, Teacher participation in administration -- Oregon
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.
Chadwick, Patricia Lillian, "Collective bargaining: a process adopted by Oregon's four-year institutions of higher education to support faculty members' participation in institutional governance" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 457.