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School of Music Action Plan December 21, 2005 The positive response of the Provost on May 9, 2003 to the 1998 action plan, revised in 2002 by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, has enabled the School to convert 3 visiting lecturer positions to 3 tenure-track positions. The College of Arts and Sciences also added $60,000, over a two- year period, that increased the School’s supply budget from $105,400 (AY03) to $165,400 (AY05) for instructional equipment for classrooms/recording studios, maintenance/repair of instruments, office supply and equipment for staff/faculty, guest artists/master teachers, and PR materials. The 2005 action plan is designed to continue the progress of faculty stabilization by the conversion of visiting positions to lecturer and tenure-track positions while addressing the critical need for an investment of additional funds for graduate assistantships in the Ph.D. program in Music Education, instructional equipment/materials, large and small instrument purchases, and recruitment activities. The external reviewers write “GSU would see a generous return on investment in additional permanent faculty ranks were they to invest additionally in tenure-earning music faculty lines.” The School of Music believes that such an investment would also result in financial returns from the private sector. The School of Music action plan is derived from the SOM Self-Study and the Director’s Executive Summary of December 2004, the External Reviewers’ Report of February 10, 2005, and the APRC Report of May 5, 2005. The staffing available in the Fall of 2004 include four full professors (including one who serves as Director and one as Associate Director/Graduate Studies), seven associate professors, and fifteen tenure-track assistant professors; non-tenure track positions include one instructor, two lecturers, and two half- time lecturers; visiting positions include four visiting lecturers, one .38 visiting instructor, one visiting .38 lecturer, one visiting .38 assistant professor, and 33 part-time instructors. 1. Relevant Findings The School of Music has made steady progress in excellence with increased quality of new faculty and students, an outstanding level of performance from the large ensembles to the basketball band, expanded service to non-majors in the University, and intensive engagement in the community. Growth in enrollment has moved the School into the category of the 45 largest university schools of music (those with over 400 students) from among the 550 baccalaureate and/or graduate degree granting institutions that report to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). During the period covered in the Self-Study (Fall 2001- Fall 2003) the number of majors rose from 441 to 458. This enrollment includes one-third fewer Bachelor of Science students (music management), a decline resulting from the upgrading of admission standards in 2002. The School’s creation of new courses for non-majors plus the marketing of music courses has also contributed to increased non-major enrollments from 480 to 747 (56%), yielding an Page - 1-
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academic year total of over 1500 non-majors in music classes. Overall departmental
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  • Spring '14
  • MarvinE.Latimer
  • Music, assistant professor, School of Music

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