for the S tudy of C ollective B argaining in 
H igher E ducation and the P rofessions
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 May 2018

The National Center's 47th Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2020
New York City
The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College, City University of New York invites scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines to submit abstracts of proposed papers, panels, or interactive workshops for our 47th annual labor-management conference on March 29-31, 2020 in New York City.   
The theme of the conference will be Inequality, Collective Bargaining, and Higher Education.
We welcome proposals involving recent research as well as proposals by authors of recently published books relevant to higher education, inequality, collective bargaining, labor relations, or labor history.  
Those interested in proposing a panel or workshop should upload an abstract by September 6, 2019 to 2020 Abstract Dropbox that includes a title and description along with a list of invited participants including their title, affiliation, and contact information. Questions concerning the call for papers should be emailed to 2020 National Center Annual Conference . 
Proposed Topics for Papers and Presentations

We seek proposed papers and presentations on relevant and timely topics including but not limited to the following: 
The Financing of Higher Education 
Negotiating Over Student Debt 
Pell Grants, College Affordability, and Inequality    
Resolving Accommodation Issues for Faculty, Staff, and Students   
Diversity: Best Practices for Faculty and Administrators 
Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the 21st Century     
Recruitment and Retention of Latina/Latino Faculty and Administrators 
Collective Bargaining Over Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation  
Higher Education, Immigration Status, and Enforcement 
Bargaining Over Wage Disparities on Campus  
Community College Collective Bargaining Issues 
W.E.B. Du Bois, Higher Education, and Labor    
Investigating and Handling Cases Involving Discipline  
Processing and Determining Contract Grievances  
Health and Safety: Best Practices on Campus   
Bargaining Over School Consolidations and Closures 
Non-NLRB Procedures for Private Sector Representation
Contingent Faculty, Job Security, and Academic Freedom    
Graduate Student Employee Unionization and Collective Bargaining 
The Meaning and Implications of the Strike Wave of 2018-19  for Higher Ed  
The Duty of Fair Representation in Faculty and GSE Representation   
New Developments and Research in Online Learning 
Collective Bargaining and Professional Employees 
Labor-Management Relations Involving Public/Private Partnerships  
  Free Speech, Activism, and Controversies on Campus 

Proposed Topics for Interactive Workshops

We seek interactive workshop proposals for the 2020 annual conference. The following are some proposed topics:
Collective Bargaining for Administrators with New Bargaining Units 
Digital Technology for Union Membership Mobilization
Best Practices for Handling Employee Sexual Harassment Claims  
Leadership Training for Campus and Union Leaders  
 Preparing and Presenting Grievances in Arbitration  
Developing Student Debt Clinics on Campus 
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