Elliott, David H.
Year Retired from SJSU
Northwest Christian College, 1953, BTh
University of Oregon, 1956, BS
University of Oregon, 1957, MS
Stanford University, 1970, PhD
University of Oregon (TA) 1956-1957
San Jose State University 1957-1997
Administrative and Professional Experience
Numerous positions in academic governance, including: Vice Chair and Chair, SJSU Academic Senate and Vice Chair and Chair, CSU Statewide Academic Senate (two terms). I also held numerous administrative positions, including: Chair, Communication Studies (two terms for a total of 12 years); Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences, SJSU; Interim Associate Executive Vice President, SJSU; and Director, The Consortium of the California State University.
Beyond the University, I have had many opportunities to serve as a communication consultant and as a professional parliamentarian. I was Parliamentarian for the California Association of Realtors for nineteen years and also "worked" several meetings of the National Association of Realtors.
Numerous articles, mostly on academic governance. My most significant publication was probably "Collegial Decision Making and Collective Bargaining: Some Symbiotic Possibilities," which was published in the May, 1978 edition of the Academic Senator, the newsletter of the CSU Academic Senate. This article provided the conceptual basis for the the so called "Fail Safe" language in AB 1091, the California Higher Education Employee Relations Act (HEERA). It was designed to assure the preservation of collegial governance mechanisms (senates and faculty committees) in the collective bargaining context.
Since retirement, my writing has been focused primarily on articles for the CSU-ERFA Reporter, the newsletter of the CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association.