Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Marti Epstein, Jonathan Holland, Wendy Rolfe, Jackson Schultz, Michael Abraham, Will Silvio, Beth Denisch, Peter Cokkinias, Teodros Kiros, David Scott, Rich Grudzinski, Danny Harrington, Prince Charles Alexander, 

  1. Jackson opened the meeting discussing online courses.  It has come to the Union’s attention that the college plans on using existing Berkleemusic online courses for Berklee College of Music online degrees.  Online courses are the same as writing a textbook that has a royalty attached.  No one in academe has addressed this particular topic.  We need to find a specialist in virtual intellectual property.  We should have a discussion with academic affairs on this topic.  Jackson asked if the college should be offering online classes at all?  This will be a topic for the next Union/Management meeting.  Please come up with questions to ask management to answer in the next meeting.  
  2. We discussed getting in touch with the Board of Trustees to discuss what is going on at the college and we may want to contact Lee Berk to get his impression. We should set a deadline to contact the board before the upcoming bargain.  
  3. We had a short discussion of the Masters program.