Academic Affairs Committee
February 9, 2001
This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee
concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10
days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC
Chair, Lynn Pifer. Belknap Hall 05, x4384, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a package of curricular changes from the Music Department.
Music Package changes: objectives (keep program quality, be more productive credits/FTE, stay within NASM guidelines, satisfy new GenEd), simplify/standardize BM degrees
We feel the program cannot handle 46 GenEd because: 1. too much change from previous 40 SH, 2. NASM guidelines: ("studies in music at least 50%, general studies, 30%-35%, professional 15%-20%")*60 ; 36-42 ; 18-24 [28 incl ST]. Therefore our proposal is to lower Science to 3 credits & increase Math to 6 per PDE requirements.
BM Music Therapy
BM Elective Studies in Business
BM Music Performance
General NASM guidelines: based on % of 120 credits, *translates suggested % into credits,  represents credits on proposed ERs.
B.M. in Music Performance ("Studies in the major area and supportive courses in music normally total at least 65% of the curriculum, general studies 25%-35%") *78  credits, 30-42 
B.M. in Music Therapy ("studies in music therapy, psychology, and sociology or anthropology should comprise 20%-30%, studies in music 45%-50%, general studies 20%-25%, electives approximately 5%")*24-36 [30 + intern]; 54-60 ; 24-30 [45 some overlap]; 6 
B.M. Music Education ("studies in music at least 50%, general studies, 30%-35%, professional 15%-20%")*60 ; 36-42 ; 18-24 [28 incl ST]
B.M. Elective Studies ("studies in music comprise a minimum of 50% of the total program at least 15% to focus on development of general competence in a second discipline") *60  12 of these are internship that really shouldn't be counted "music" but we do to satisfy NASM, 18 [21-24] most schools with this degree feel that 15% is not enough in business
Note: The above represent what the music dept feels is a significant increase in "productivity". To make everything fit onto ER we could have kept Applied lessons @ 1 credit. Standardizing them @ 2 credits for same faculty load not only generates more credits & greatly simplifies scheduling, but it squeezes the curriculum. We have found it necessary to add credits to some curricula.
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