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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

DELETE RECORDING TECHNOLOGY MAJOR FROM BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 17, 2011, and June 13, 2011, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on August 17, 2011, 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. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 September 3, 2011.


Greninger Signature

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


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on August 24, 2011.


DELETE RECORDING TECHNOLOGY MAJOR FROM BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Bachelor of Music: Recording Technology Major

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
  Delete the Recording Technology major from the 2012-2014 catalog.

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

  Pages 247-248, 250, 254-260

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
  The degree program is not in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The faculty feels the recording technology curriculum would be better delivered through an emphasis within the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. This emphasis would be in accordance with the published regulations of NASM. Separate legislation contains the addition of this new emphasis within the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

Yes. The proposal affects the McCombs School of Business and the College of Natural Sciences.

The effect on the McCombs School of Business is as follows:
Currently, the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major) allows students to choose Business Foundations courses for approved electives. With the deletion of this degree program, any students interested in Recording Technology will be absorbed into the new emphasis of the BA degree. This new emphasis will allow students to choose 12 hours for a minor in either Business Foundations, Bridging Disciplines, or other areas as approved by the BA in Music coordinator. Currently, 10 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major), but not all of these students will choose to take Business Foundations courses since they have other options for completing their minor requirement.

The effect on the College of Natural Sciences is as follows:
The Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major) requires M 408D and six hours of physics. With the deletion of this degree program, any students interested in Recording Technology will be absorbed into the new emphasis of the BA degree. This new emphasis will also require M 408D and six hours of physics, so no actual change in degree requirements for Recording Technology students will occur. 10 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major).


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

Person communicated with:

  • McCombs School of Business: Paula Murray
  • College of Natural Sciences: Sacha Kopp, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Programs

Date of communication:

  • McCombs School of Business: May 13, 2011
  • College of Natural Sciences: May 18, 2011

Response:

  • McCombs School of Business: We have no objections on this front.
  • College of Natural Sciences: It sounds indeed like this would be of minimal impact if a similar number of students would be in the new degree as in the old, and in any case this sounds like a relatively small number of students.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
   

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


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: May 6, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: May 17, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: June 13, 2011

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