Union notes from Union / Management Meeting

Present – Michael Abraham, Peggy Codding, Peter Cokkinias, Marti Epstein, Margaret McAllister, Jeff Perry, Stephanie Reich, Wendy Rolfe, Adrew Shryock, Tom Stein, Jackson Schultz, David Scott, Elizabeth Seitz, Will Silvio, Denise Pons, and Jeri Sykes. Guest; Ani Johnson

Management – Jay Kennedy, Carin Nuernberg, Darla Hanley, Joe Bennett, Ron Savage, Michael Shinn, Tommy Neblett

  1. Jay opened the meeting.

  2. We discussed the grading scale change for the college starting in the fall of 2019 so both institutions will be aligned. BoCo will be changed to fit Berklee’s scale.

  3. We discussed the new IP committee and proposed language. Prince Charles Alexander, Mark Simos, and George Howard are faculty members on the committee. We have a first attempt now and we are looking to get feedback from a larger group and hopefully have a finished product at some point during the fall.

    Joe Bennett made a presentation – www.berklee.edu/IPis the location of all the important information to review. Copyright, trademark, and patent IP, our main focus is copyright. Work for hire is a specific issue for us and we are working on the nuances. Independent Work – faculty and staff own, Essential Course Material – Berklee owns, Personal Expression Materials – faculty owns. More specific issues are in the presentation.

    We discussed many specific issues that will be ironed out as we go forward. The IP committee is looking for feedback. Please review policy and fill out the on-line form at www.berklee.edu/IP.