The Bargaining Unit Status of Academic Department Chairmen

Lawrence Rosen
1973 The University of Chicago Law Review  
Teachers' organizations have asked federal and state labor boards to adopt rules for classifying department chairmen different from those used in the nonacademic context, arguing, in part, that teachers are capable of performing their professional duties without supervision and that the chairman is essentially an equal who represents his colleagues to the administration. 4 While such rules for classifying department chairmen have not yet been adopted, many teachers and school administrators
more » ... administrators regard determination of the chairman's status as a matter of special importance, since it is likely to determine whether his primary allegiance is to his colleagues or to the administration. 5 This comment discusses the major factors involved in the statutory, judicial, and administrative determination of the status of academic department chairmen and suggests certain criteria for making this determination.
doi:10.2307/1599121 fatcat:zeqwb7dl6nc63fbi7mlsrt4gqe