BREAKING NEWS

We are happy to announce that the Berklee Faculty Union and Berklee College of Music have reached a tentative contract agreement, subject to the ratification vote of the faculty.

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Press Release: Faculty Union to Demonstrate Unity at Berklee College of Music Opening Day, September 1, 2017

BOSTON — The 600-plus Berklee faculty and 200-plus Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty members will rally on September 1 to show unity in support of a fair contract for Boston Conservatory faculty. 

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Response to "Your workload could be aging you"

We have received many responses to our blog post regarding workload and stress. Below is one, posted with permission but with the name removed.

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Student Evaluations Paint A Faulty Picture

Berklee student evaluations paint a faulty picture. How can we regain focus?

"We’re confusing consumer satisfaction with product value" -Philip B. Stark, UC Berkley

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Faculty Working Conditions = Student Learning Conditions

Members of the Berklee Faculty Union attended a conference on collective bargaining in higher ed. Here are some nuggets they brought back...

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Your workload could be aging you

Even though we are on spring break, many Berklee faculty members are working hard on their teaching, research, and creative work. Is your workload causing you chronic stress? Berklee faculty member Kathleen Howland explains how you age 6 years for every year you live in chronic stress.

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"I fought you at the beginning, but you made it a better school"

As part of a Labor Day-themed event in September 2016, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Kevin Block-Schwenk interviewed Professor Dennis Leclaire, who has taught at Berklee since 1980, about the 1986 Faculty Strike, as well as what Berklee was like before then.

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