Conflict Abstracts from the Early 1980s
Birnbaum, R. (1980). Creative
Academic Bargaining: Managing Conflict in the Unionized
College and University. New York: Teachers
College. (270 pages). ERIC Number: ED195180
article examines the evolution of collective bargaining
in higher education and factors that lead academic
bargaining from destructive conflict to cooperation.
Academic bargaining is viewed as a form of shared
authority, but one with unusual institutional and
organizational problems that may lead toward destructive,
rather than constructive conflict. The specific
nature of the context, situation, and persons involved
in bargaining, and their effect upon the nature
of conflict are considered, as are perceptions,
behaviors, and communication patterns that are likely
to result when groups are locked into traditional
C. E. & Vago, S. (1980). Law
and Dispute Processing in the Academic Community.
Judicature. 64(4): 165-75.
the university becomes more of a bureaucracy than
a community, changes occur in the law, power structures,
and student faculty relationships, and members of
the community are turning to the courts to resolve
disputes they once settled informally.
J. (1980). Guest Editor of New Directions in Higher
Education special theme issue entitled Resolving
Conflict in Higher Education. Vol
J. E. Conflict and Mediation in the Academy. 1-8.
J. Mediating the Implementation of AAUP Standards.
Hollander, P. A. A Mediation Service for Administrators
Regarding AAUA Standards. 19-31
J. L. Resolving Conflict in the Upper Echelons.
J. and J. Folger (1980). Handling student grievances
in higher education. 43-47
P., E. Katsh, et al. Legal Studies and Mediation.
L. Taking the Initiative: Alternatives to Government
R. Constructive Conflict in Academic Bargaining.
Begin, J. P. The Development of the Neutral Function
in Labor Relations. 81-89.
M. (1980). Resolving Campus-Community
Conflicts. New Directions for Institutional Advancement
(10): 79-92 .
the early 1970s neighborhood movements developed
around the concept of community integrity. As institutions
expanded, neighbors began to fight encroachment
on their way of life. Three case studies involving
disputes between expanding urban universities and
their neighborhoods reveal similarities in the development
and resolution of campus-community problems.
R. F. (1983). Using Theory in
Practice. Administration and Leadership in Student
Affairs. T. K. Miller, R. B. Winston and W. R. Mendenhall
(Eds), Muncie, Indiana: Accelerated Development Inc:
article explores a general approach to using theory
in student affairs practice. After discussing some
theories of student development, a case study concerning
roommate conflicts in a university residence is
used to explore how a developmental response to
conflict could be employed by RAs. (Note: More information
from this article is presented in the Resolve-it
College Website's residence life section)
M. (1983). Conciliation Programs
at Colleges and Univeriities: Adaptation of Community
Boards to Meet Campus Needs. San Francisco: Community
Board Center for Policy and Training.
practical working paper reviews the community boards
volunteer-staffed panel mediation process and suggests
variations in the model to fit more comfortably
within university structures and schedules. A suggested
timeline of planning activities is presented as
J., I. Ladimer, et al. (1984). Managing
Faculty Disputes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
highly focused book (developed by staff from the
now defunct Center for Mediation in Higher Education)
explores sources of conflict with and among faculty
and reviews various sample grievance procedures,
advocating for the increased use of informal mediation
options. The book is out of print, so check your
library or used book sources.
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