SPRING 2021 GOALS
As a team we cultivated three SMARTIE goals to focus on during the semester. SMARTIE is an acronym for goal setting that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Inclusive, and Equitable.
We would love your feedback on your thoughts about these goals. If you have any questions or suggestions for these specific goals, please fill out the feedback forms!
Public Safety's role at Berklee
Specific -- Deliver accessible information to the student body on the main functions of public safety within the hybrid model and bring any concerns from the student body to the department.
Measurable -- Have one meeting per month with subcommittee members and one meeting with the full group, totalling to 3 meetings each throughout the spring semester.
Achievable -- Prepare with an internal meeting to inform the direction of the conversation w/ public safety. Maintain contact with Captain Foley, Chief Ransom and Robert Chambers. Maintain push of information.
Relevant -- Transitioning to a hybrid semester, it is important for students to know how Public Safety is engaging with and assisting students in both online and in person activities. Their roles need to be clarified to all students at Berklee.
Time-Bound -- Release one information post per month, and deliver on all 3 transparency points in more detail by the close of the academic year (Spring 2021).
Inclusive -- Use a town hall event with Public Safety to ensure that many students are able to have a voice with the department and access to the information provided.
& Use the Student Newsletter services (through Jackson and Taylor) to get information sent out in that way to all students once a month after meetings.
Equitable -- Use information from public safety to ensure transparency with the student body regarding the allocation of resources. Hold them accountable with monthly check-ins to ask them what steps they are taking to practice anti-racism and decentralizing their authority.
Efforts Towards a Sustainable Campus
Specific -- Gather identified information about sustainability groups and processes on campus and off and share to all on the Berklee and Boston Conservatory website with the intention of building connections and new structures across all campuses.
Measurable -- By the end of the Spring 2021 semester, have a detailed, organized page on the Berklee website where all information about sustainability groups, clubs, and structures can be accessed.
Achievable -- Work with campus partners (i.e. leaders of Green Notes, Green Group, Sustainability Coalition) to discuss their sustainability efforts, current waste production, and current investments.
Relevant -- Berklee’s sustainability efforts affect every part of the community: students, faculty, staff, and Boston community members.
Time-Bound -- Have a clean, organized first draft of what this page will be on both the Berklee and Boston Conservatory website by the end of April/beginning May.
have meeting with Kim Matthews in the next 2 weeks to discuss
first draft of what will be on the page and how we want to present it: due by March 1st
second draft before publication / going live due by: April 5th
Publish the page : May 1st ish
Inclusive -- Berklee’s sustainability efforts affect every part of the community: students, faculty, staff, and Boston community members. All these members should have information on where Berklee currently stands on its sustainability plan and should have a voice in moving forward together.
Having a designated spot on the page for communication with the coalition and feedback of any kind
Equitable -- Environmental sustainability is an issue that impacts everyone, and the harmful effects of environmental degradation are often felt most immediately by low-income and minority communities.
Fostering monetary transparency
Specific -- Produce and release a document with clear information on Berklee’s finances, that details how student accounts and financial aid are managed. Obtain information on how summer credits are being granted to students, and release that information to the student body.
Measurable -- Create a downloadable, cumulative document that contains accessible and digestible information regarding student accounts and financial aid at both the College and the Conservatory.
Achievable -- Meet with Mac Hisey at least once during the semester, BEFORE April 1st (when Summer 2021/Fall 2021 registration occurs), to discuss student financial concerns as well as the free summer credits.
Relevant -- Berklee finances impact every Berklee student and can be identified as the most important factor in whether or not to enroll from semester to semester.
Time-Bound -- The informational document will be published, and the meeting with Mac Hisey will occur, before April 1st (when tuition payment for Summer 2021/Fall 2021 is due).
Inclusive -- Finances impact every Berklee student in a significant way. Providing information on financial priorities and processes will help all students make informed decisions.
Equitable -- Information on Berklee’s financial priorities and processes will be provided in downloadable documents linked in Student News, and all relevant websites/media sources, so that all students have access to the information.