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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE VISUAL ART STUDIES MAJOR IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the visual art studies major in the College of Fine Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on August 20, 2007, and the dean approved the proposed change on August 27, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on September 26, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on October 16, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 2, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE VISUAL ART STUDIES MAJOR IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):Bachelor of Fine Arts —Visual Art Studies
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:

Update the following: 1) program statements in the Undergraduate Catalog, and 2) the visual art studies curriculum in the course inventory, to include, in more precise language, “Community-Based Art Education,” as a curricular option to satisfy the approved minor and approved elective fields already in existence on the degree plan.
This proposal does not alter the structure of the degree program nor increase the hours of the degree program.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 218 and 222

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
The proposed degree plan and catalog statements are designed to provide flexibility in the satisfying of an approved minor (12 hours) and approved electives (6 hours). Currently, the approved minor and approved elective fields for students seeking to earn the degree with teacher certification option are satisfied by state-mandated courses taken to complete art teacher certification, EC-12. The inclusion of “Community-Based Art Education” in the Undergraduate Catalog’s program statements and the updating of the visual art studies’ course inventory is being proposed (1) to make it possible for those students not completing teacher certification to have another directed, viable curricular option for satisfying the approved minor and elective fields, (2) to support and reflect growth in this academic and career field, and (3) to stay ahead of national trends in the field and at peer institutions. These changes fall within the curricular standards and academic guidelines of our accrediting agency, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
No, not directly. Since the existing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art Studies certification option serves as the degree structure to support art teacher certification, EC-12, we did confer with the College of Education, as EDC courses are currently included in the approved minor and elective fields for students seeking art teacher certification. The impact, if any at all, would be minimal, as the students who seek teacher certification are generally not the same pool of students who will elect to participate in the new, proposed community-based art education track.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, we have notified the College of Education about this proposal. The Student Division of the College of Education (headed by Assistant Dean Richard Mattingly) and College of Fine Arts (headed by Assistant Dean Rachel Martin) meet annually to discuss changes in teacher certification requirements and other issues shared by the two colleges. The current proposal was presented formally at the annual meeting held May 17, 2007. Additional clarifications occurred via telephone on July 30, 2007. It was agreed that these changes to the Undergraduate Catalog program statements and course inventory updates did not impact the College of Education.

Person Communicated With:Richard Mattingly, assistant dean, College of Education
Date of communication:May 17, 2007 and July 30, 2007.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: 5/18/07
College: yes Date: 8/20/07
Dean: yes Date: 8/27/07