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A large part of the music curriculum is applied music courses. These are also known as music performance courses, studio courses or lessons, and are taught one-on-one. Many music faculty specialize in the performance of an instrument or voice. The courses used for this study exist at different levels for the different years: for example, freshman clarinet students take MVW 1413 Clarinet I and sophomore clarinet students take MVW 2423 Clarinet II. For each instrument and voice, we have levels I, II, III, IV, plus V and VI at the graduate level. The maximum load for such a faculty member is 17-18 students, so it is typical for the registration at each level to be three to five students.   After the last revision of SPOI questions, the Senate directed that the data reporting be separated into lower division, upper division, and graduate. Also, classes in which there are fewer than five responses are not included, for the purpose of retaining anonymity. Now there is a problem with getting data reported. If there are only 3-4 students per level, there are not enough to report that data. To solve that issue, a solution was devised a long time ago (previous to the last revision of questions) to aggregate the data from all levels for one professor together (as long as the total responses were five or more). This was a valuable solution – not only was this a way for the student responses to actually be counted, but also anonymity was preserved. The aggregated data was reported under an invented course number (such as MVW3999) for this purpose. Now, we are having problems with getting the aggregated data, because with this solution, there cannot be a separation for lower/upper/graduate numbers. We would like to suggest that a new category of data be established, recognized, and approved by the Senate, to have Music Studio Courses. We would like the aggregation to continue, and for these courses to be excluded from the requirement for reporting for lower/upper/graduate divisions.

Topic Information

Current Status:
Reassigned
Date of Last Status:
08/26/2021
Steering Number
2021-2022-9
Date Created:
07/23/2021
Committee Assignment
Referred By:
Keith Koons

Status Updates

Status
Reassigned
Date
08/26/2021
Notes
Reassigned to Steering Committee
Status
In Committee
Date
07/26/2021
Notes
Assigned to Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee