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Proposed changes to The Bachelor of Music in Jazz degree program in the College of fine arts CHAPTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016
Dean Douglas Dempster in the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on November 2, and March 23, 2013, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.
The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on September 25, 2013, 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 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 October 3, 2013.
Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 26, 2013.
Proposed changes to The Bachelor of fine arts: Acting major in the College of fine arts CHAPTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016
NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No
EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
- Changes the name of the current Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance degree to Bachelor of Music in Jazz. The faculty feels that the current Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance degree should be renamed to allow the creation of two concentrations.
- Creates two concentrations for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz, one in Performance and one in Composition. The concentrations will contain the same requirements as the current Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition degrees. The faculty believes that the jazz studies curriculum would be better delivered through a single degree that allows students to concentrate in either performance or composition. The number of courses shared by the two existing jazz studies degrees warrants this consolidation.
- Eliminates the vibraphone as a possible major or principal instrument. The faculty feels that the vibraphone is not a viable major or principal instrument for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz degree. No students have applied for admission with vibraphone as their major or principal instrument since the degrees’ inception.
- Specifies the courses required for the concentration in performance. The courses specified for the concentration in performance are the same as are currently specified for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance degree.
- Specifies the courses required for the concentration in composition. The courses specified for the concentration in composition are the same as are currently specified for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition degree.
- Specifies two to four hours of electives for the concentration in performance. two to four hours of electives are required in order for the concentration in performance to reach the 120-hour minimum requirement.
- Specifies one to three hours of electives for the concentration in composition. one to three hours of electives are required in order for the concentration in composition to reach the 120-hour minimum requirement.
SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
If yes, explain:
Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
If yes, explain:
COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department: Yes Date: November 2, 2012
College: Yes Date: March 20, 2013 Dean: Yes Date: March 23, 2013
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