EDPS 453 – Law, Policy, and Politics of Teachers Unions and Collective Bargaining

Note: If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of the course by using Student Self-Service.

College of Education

EDPS 453 – Law, Policy, and Politics of Teachers Unions and Collective Bargaining

College/Department: College of Education – Educational Policy Studies

Dates: 6/15/20 – 8/5/20

Credits: 4 graduate semester credit hours

Tuition/Fees: $486 per semester credit hour tuition.

Description: This course introduces students to the major issues surrounding teachers unions and collective bargaining in education. Students will have the opportunity to examine collective bargaining from several different perspectives, including its history, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, different types of collective bargaining processes, and the effects of collective bargaining on a range of actors and institutions. Students also will have the opportunity to explore collective bargaining through concrete cases, such as Chicago. The course includes visits from experienced, high-level administrators and union leaders who have participated in collective bargaining in education and a mock bargaining session.

Prerequisite: Graduate level only and Consent of the instructor

Textbook: For textbook information contact the instructor at bsuperfi@uic.edu

Audit Option: No

Instructor: Ben Superfine

Location: This course meets online

Schedule: This course meets online with Monday & Wednesday 4:30-8:30 synchronous meet.

Enrollment Deadline: Two weeks before the start of the course.

This course is a regular UIC campus course (listed in the UIC Schedule of Classes) in which a limited number of seats is available for continuing education students. If you are a regularly admitted UIC student and wish to enroll in this course, you must enroll in the campus section of that course by using Student Self-Service.

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