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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. The change will appear in the in the College of Fine Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The dean of the college approved the request on March 10, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on April 14, 2009, 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 five p.m. on April 28, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 23, 2009.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance Major

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Change text to reference chapter two for core curriculum. Degree requirements are now broken down into Prescribed Work, and Major Requirements, and Approved Electives.
2. Remove one semester of Theatre and Dance 314P (Production Laboratory).
3. Remove three additional hours of upper-division coursework in theatre and dance.
4. Rename the ballet requirement to ballet technique.
5. Relocate the dance focus requirement to its own separate numbered point.
6. Remove two semesters of Theatre and Dance 212P (Fundamental Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory).
7. Rename the dance focus requirement to dance emphasis.
8. Require eleven hours for the dance emphasis requirement, consisting of Theatre and Dance 332M (Choreography), 332N (Choreography), 232P (Advanced Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory I) and 332R (Dance Pedagogy Theory), rather than allowing students to choose six hours from a list of options. 232P is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
9. Increase the dance emphasis electives requirement from eight hours to ten hours.
10. Make the following changes to the course option list for the dance emphasis electives requirement: add Theatre and Dance 212P (Production Laboratory), remove one hour from 332Q (Advanced Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory II) to become 232Q and remove Theatre and Dance 332N. 232Q is a new course that is pending course inventory approval.
11. Add new electives statement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 239

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. One semester of T D 314P has been removed, because the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) requires only one semester of production courses.
3. Three hours of upper-division theatre and dance coursework have been removed to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to remain at 125 hours required for the degree.
4. The ballet requirement has been renamed ballet technique for consistency with the other requirements in the dance technique section.
5. The dance focus requirement has been relocated since it will become an emphasis component within the degree.
6. Two semesters of T D 212P have been removed from the dance performance and repertory requirement because 212P will be included as an option in the dance emphasis electives requirement.
7. The dance focus requirement has been renamed dance emphasis since the term “emphasis” suggests a broader knowledge of work than the term “focus.”
8. The dance emphasis requirement will require T D 332M, 332N, 232P, and 332R instead of allowing students to choose from a list of options in order to conform to NASD accreditation requirements.
9. Two hours have been added to the dance emphasis electives requirement to provide more dance elective choices to students.
10. The dance emphasis electives have been reworked, because the dance emphasis requirement includes three areas of study (choreography, pedagogy, and performance) as required by NASD, and the dance emphasis electives should conform to these areas.
11. Since double-dipping between core and major requirements is allowed, an electives statement has been added indicating that additional coursework may be needed to attain the 125 hours required for the degree.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A

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. Yes, it reflects the new core curriculum requirements.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 2/25/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 3/5/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 3/10/2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.