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Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations

Nevada Board of Regents

New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board

New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission

New Mexico Public Employee Labor Relations Board

New York Public Employment Relations Board

Ohio State Employment Relations Board

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Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

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Washington Public Employment Relations Commission

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National Center's 2017 Annual Conference

Save the Date: March 26-28, 2017
The National Center's 44th Annual National Conference
At the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City

Jennifer J. Raab Hunter College President. DeWayne Sheaffer NCHE/NEA President. Karen Stubaus Rutgers University Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration.
Click here for addtional photos from the 2016 Conference.

The National Center invites the submission of abstracts for papers, presentations, and proposed workshops for our 44th annual conference on March 26-28, 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

We also welcome proposals by scholars for presentations with respect to recently published books relevant to labor relations and collective bargaining.

Précis of proposed papers, presentations, and workshops should be submitted by September 30, 2016 to

Papers and Presentations

We seek proposed papers, and presentations from varied disciplines and perspectives relating to a broad range of topics including:

The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism on the State of Higher Education
The Economics and Effect of College Sports on Campus
Federal & State Funding: Shifting Patterns and Changing Strategies
The Role of Endowments in Financing Higher Education
Solutions for Resolving the Student Debt Crisis
Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining: The Line Between
Contingent Faculty Participation in Shared Governance
Negotiating Over Job Security and Research Funding for Adjunct Faculty
Online Learning: Best Labor-Management Practices
Unionization of Graduate Students in the Private Sector: An Update
Wages, Benefits, and Pensions:  A Comparative Analysis
Community Colleges: Contemporary Labor-Management Issues
Academic Freedom and Contingent Faculty
Bargaining Issues for Academics and Professionals in Non-Teaching Roles
Institutional Mergers, International Programs, and Collective Bargaining
Violence on Campus: Labor-Management Issues for Ensuring Safety
Collective Bargaining Regarding Campus Public Safety Officers
Title IX and Sexual Assault on Campus
FLSA: USDOL's New Final Rules
Age Discrimination on Campus
Diversity in the Composition of Collective Bargaining Teams
Collective Bargaining For Doctors, Interns, and Residents
The Unionization of Lawyers and Law Professors
Contract Negotiations in the Building Trades for Campus Construction
The Portrayal of Higher Education Labor Relations in Contemporary Fiction

Interactive Workshop Training Academies

We seek interactive workshop proposals for two separate training academies at our annual conference:

A training academy designed for university and college administrators concerning unionization, collective bargaining, governance, and labor relations issues.
A training academy designed for union leaders, labor representatives, faculty and other union members regarding collective bargaining, governance and labor relations issues.

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