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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN RECORDING TECHNOLOGY 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 Music in recording technology. 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 general interest to the University.

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 noon on May 4, 2009.


Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 22, 2009.


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


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Music: Recording Technology 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, Major Requirements, and Electives. Additional Basic Education requirements are now listed under Prescribed Work.
2. Add six hours of physics—one of the following pairs: 303K and 303L or 317K and 317L. These six hours also meet part one of the natural science requirement of the core curriculum.
3. Remove statement “Fifty-one semester hours, consisting of” in the music literature and music theory section of Major Requirements.
4. Add new electives statement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 244

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. Six hours of physics has been added as a requirement since a basic knowledge of physics provides the necessary fundamental background for the understanding of sound, recording, and technology.
3. “Fifty-one semester hours, consisting of” statement has been removed, because MUS 313M will double-dip with the core writing requirement and thus will not add hours counted toward the degree.
4. 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? Yes, the addition of six hours of physics may have an impact on the physics department. Advisors in the Butler School of Music already recommend physics as the appropriate science option for recording technology students to fulfill their core natural science degree requirements. Officially requiring specific non-major physics courses to the degree may not increase the number of students who will enroll in certain physics courses since they are already being advised to do so. The recording technology major will have approximately 12-14 students at any given time.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, Ken Hale, senior associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, provided Dean Laude with the proposed changes, rationale, and enrollment numbers for the recording technology major. Dean Laude approved the changes.
Person communicated with: Dr. David Laude, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Natural Sciences
Date(s) of Communication: Via e-mail on March 11, 2009.

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: 2/27/2009
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.