Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, please direct your questions to the chair of your department. They will be able to help with most of your day-to-day needs. If you need further assistance, please contact the dean of your division.
Remember to check your email regularly for important updates and the Faculty Calendar (login required) for important dates.
What if I think there is an error in my paycheck?
If the number of working hours reported is wrong, contact your department chair. Note that hourly faculty are not paid for the week of spring break since no hours are worked, so the paycheck immediately following spring break will include pay for one week, not two.
If "Additional Compensation" is missing or does not show up in your paycheck, contact your department chair. They may not have submitted the form to Academic Affairs. If you did not receive payment, call Rich Vigdor, director of academic budgeting and administration, at 617-747-2919.
If you find a problem with deductions from your paycheck, contact Human Resources at 617-747-2375.
If the federal and state taxes differ over paychecks, please note that Berklee does not determine taxes, tax deductions, or tax payments as they are calculated automatically based on state and federal guidelines. Your tax bracket may change when you pass a certain earnings amount.
Who do I talk to regarding direct deposit, health insurance, my 403B, and other benefits?
Reach out to Judy Heaton in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-2461. You may also find more information on benefits at berklee.edu/human-resources/benefits. Current benefit elections can be viewed and changed through the Benefits tool on Workday (login required).
Who should be notified if I move or get a new telephone number?
You can update your contact information in the Personal Information tool on Workday (login required).
What should I do if I need to cancel/reschedule a class?
College faculty: Notify your chair of any class changes, cancellations or otherwise. To reserve classrooms for makeup classes, call classroom reservations at extension 2776 or email email@example.com.
Conservatory faculty: Talk with your chair, then email your students to notify them and/or work with them to find another time to meet.
How do I get Berklee business cards?
Submit a Business Card Web Form (login required). You will receive confirmation of your order within 48 hours, and your business cards within two–three weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Academic Affairs at 614-747-2150.
Who do I contact to add and/or update my Berklee.edu or Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty profile?
College faculty: You may add and/or update your faculty biography via the Faculty Biography Submission form. If you have any further questions or concerns, please call 617-747-2430.
Conservatory faculty: You should complete the online Boston Conservatory at Berklee Bio Submission Form. Please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Where is the faculty mailroom?
College faculty: The faculty mailroom is located on level B of 1108 Boylston Street. Your department may also have an internal mail room; please contact your chair for this information.
Conservatory faculty: Mail is sent to 8 Fenway and then distributed to each division office. Check in with your division administrator to learn about the process for your area.
Where are the faculty lounges?
Berklee has two faculty lounges. The main one is located in the 1140 Boylston Street building, room 2W. There is also a lounge in the 150 Massachusetts Avenue building, room 182. Lounges are equipped with a kitchenette, tables and chairs, copy machines, phones, and a computer station.
How do I request books for a course?
Books for courses may be ordered through the campus bookstore. Instructions on how to order books may be found here (login required).
Can I reserve classrooms and ensemble rooms outside of my normal teaching time?
Yes, current Berklee employees may reserve space on campus for rehearsals, meetings, and other college purposes. Faculty may not reserve rooms to teach private lessons on campus. Follow the links below for more information on reserving different types of rooms. For department-owned rooms, please contact the department administrator.
- General Classrooms (Academic Affairs; login required)
- Ensemble Rooms (Ensemble Department; login required)
- Recital Halls (Concert Operations; login required)
I'm a part-time faculty member. Am I eligible for grants and funding through Faculty Development?
Yes, all grants, funding, and other program opportunities are open to all active faculty members (College, Conservatory, and Valencia), regardless of rank, course load, or time at Berklee. Take a look at the other pages within this site section to find out more about the different opportunities we have to offer.