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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN VISUAL ARTS STUDIES 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 visual arts studies. 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 VISUAL ARTS STUDIES IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


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

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. The text has changed to reference chapter two for core curriculum. Degree requirements are now broken down into Prescribed Work, Major Requirements, Minor, and Approved Electives.
2. Change community-based art education to community art programs and administration.
3. Certification statement has been added.
4. Remove three hours of additional studio art.
5. New electives statement has been added.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Pages 232, 238

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. The phrase “community-based art education” has been changed to “community art programs and administration” to improve visibility of the degree plan offered in this evolving field, compete with peer institutions offering similar programs and to facilitate the development of a dynamic degree plan and related courses.
3. Certification statement has been added to indicate that additional coursework may be required to complete State-mandated teacher certification requirements.
4. Three hours of additional studio art have been removed to accommodate new core curriculum requirements and to remain at 120 hours required for the degree.
5. 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 120 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 incorporates 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.