This phenomenological study focused on the lived experiences of 17 deans in the Wisconsin Technical College System as they dealt with the end of collective bargaining. The interviews explored how the phenomenon impacted the professional role of the dean, how it changed key responsibilities, and the anticipated and unanticipated changes experienced as a result of this change. Four major themes emerged including: (1) change evoked a range of emotions and feelings in faculty that deans needed to address; (2) collective bargaining defined how deans did their work and shaped relationships; (3) the collective bargaining contract was a rule book that both complicated and simplified; and (4) collective bargaining locked what is known as golden handcuffs. The findings of this research contribute to the body of knowledge related to the deanship and organizational change in the presence of formal labor-management structures and relationships.
|Commitee:||Germundsen, Richard, McClure, Jack, Updaw, Nelson|
|School:||Saint Mary's University of Minnesota|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Labor relations, Organizational behavior|
|Keywords:||Change management, Collective bargaining, Deanship, Higher education, Systems thinking, Unions|
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