Thursday, June 19, 2014

Call for Papers and Workshops: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions

HunterThe National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College, CUNY invites scholars, practitioners and labor attorneys to submit abstracts for conference papers and proposed workshops for the National Center’s 42nd annual national conference.  The conference will be held  at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, April 19-21, 2015. The theme of next year’s conference will be: Thinking about Tomorrow: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations in Higher Education.

The National Center seeks abstracts for conference papers related to the conference theme including the following topics:

  • Leadership in contract negotiations and labor relations
  • Public and private sector negotiations: distinctions and similarities
  • Collective bargaining issues and results for non-tenure track faculty
  • Academic freedom, due process and shared governance issues for adjunct faculty
  • Special issues and challenges in negotiating over graduate assistants
  • Approaches for ensuring faculty diversity and for responding to discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues

The Center also seeks proposals for interactive workshop trainings on the topics listed below.  Workshop proposals should include a description of planned interactive opportunities and learning outcomes.

  • Developing and implementing effective succession plans
  • Collective bargaining skills for new administrators and new union representatives
  • Tools and best practices for ensuring effective contract administration
  • Training, practices, and policies on bullying and harassment

Précis of proposed papers and workshop trainings should be submitted by October 17, 2014 to national.center@hunter.cuny.edu.

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