November 5, 1999
Graduate-Student Unions Don't Hurt Professor-Advisee Relations, Survey Finds
University administrators have complained for years that graduate-student unions poison relations between professors and their advisees, but a new study challenges that theory.
Gordon Hewitt, an institutional research analyst at Tufts University, asked nearly 300 faculty members at five universities with collective-bargaining units for teaching assistants whether they felt that the unions were impeding their ability to advise and educate graduate students. The