for the S tudy of C ollective B argaining in 
H igher E ducation and the P rofessions
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 April 2017
The National Center's 45th Annual Conference
April 15-17, 2018
CUNY Graduate Center, 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, and interactive workshops for our 45th annual conference.  
The labor-management conference will take place on April 15-17, 2018  at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
We welcome proposals by authors of recently published books who wish to present their scholarship relevant to higher education, unionization, collective bargaining, labor relations, and/or labor history.  
Those interested in presenting their work should upload an abstract by September 8, 2017 to 2018 Abstract Dropbox that includes a description of the proposed paper, panel or interactive workshop.  Abstracts of panels and workshops should include a list of invited participants including their title and affiliation.  Questions concerning the call for papers should be emailed to 2018 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: 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, 50 Years Later: His Legacy for Our Times
Faculty Unionization in Historical Perspective 
Agency Fees: Janus v. AFSCME and Its Potential Consequences 

Common Goals and Narratives in Higher Education

Labor-Management Alliances in Support of Higher Education Funding

The Financing of Higher Education 

The NLRB and Higher Education: An Update

Immigration Enforcement and its Impact on Higher Education 

A Comparative Analysis of First Contracts for Adjunct Faculty: 2016-18 

Institutional Support for Research by Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Best Practices for Evaluating Non-Tenure Track Faculty 

Student Employee Collective Bargaining: Special Issues and Challenges 

Music and Art Colleges: Faculty Unionization and Collective Bargaining 

Academic Freedom and Faculty Activism On and Off Campus

The Use of Interest Arbitration to Resolve Higher Education Impasses

Discrimination Issues in Tenure Denial Cases

Title IX and Sexual Assault on Campus: An Update on Enforcement

Digital Accessibility Requirements in Higher Education

Reasonable Accommodation Issues for Faculty and Administrators

Free Higher Education: Where Do We Go From Here?

For-Profit Higher Education and the Trump Agenda

Community Colleges: Innovative Solutions for Contemporary Times

The Politics and Impact of Accreditation  

Online Learning: Labor-Management Practices and Intellectual Property

Collective Bargaining Issues Concerning International Programs 

Labor-Management Relations Involving Public/Private Partnerships 

Campus Construction: Contract Negotiations in the Building Trades 
Campus Public Safety Officers: Unionization and Collective Bargaining 

Violence on Campus: Labor-Management Issues for Ensuring Safety 

Wages and Benefits:  A Comparative Analysis 

Creative Solutions for Resolving Salary Compression

Impact of Federal Cuts in Research Funding on Post Doctoral Scholars 

Collective Bargaining For Doctors, Interns, Residents, and Nurses

The Unionization of Lawyers and Law Professors

Proposed Interactive Workshops 

We seek interactive workshop proposals at our annual conference.  The following are proposed topics:

Unionization and Collective Bargaining for Administrators

Organizing and Negotiating for Academic Labor

Financial Data Analysis in Higher Education

Bargaining Over Health Insurance in Higher Education

Preparing, Presenting, and Defending at Arbitration

Effective Lobbying for Higher Education
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