Academic Catalog

08-09 Addenda

Grade Appeal Procedure (6-10-08)

 The following grade appeal procedure applies to the College and the Schools, not the School of Law. The obligation of the instructor to evaluate the performance of students on sound academic grounds is basic to the formal education process. A student who believes the grade awarded him/her by an instructor is based upon reasons other than prohibited discrimination may appeal the grade following the procedures below. A student who believes the grade was on account of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, marital or parental status or sexual orientation may appeal the grade following the University’s procedure for complaints of discrimination.

Consultation with the Instructor. A student must first attempt to resolve his/her dispute concerning the final grade received in a course through consultation with the instructor of the class. Such consultation normally shall take place following award of the grade but in no event shall such consultation take place later than the fourth week of the next regular academic semester following the award of the grade. In the event the course instructor is no longer at the University or is on a leave of absence during the semester following the contested grade or the instructor shall have refused to consult with such student, the student may proceed to the next stage, mediation by the Department Chair (where such exists). If no Department Chair exists, the next stage is mediation by the Dean of the College or School in which the course was offered.

Mediation by the Department Chair. If the student is dissatisfied with the result of his/her consultation with the instructor or the student shall have been unable to meet with the instructor because of the instructor’s refusal to meet or absence, the student may seek mediation of the matter with the Department Chair in the unit in which the course was offered. The Department Chair must be notified in writing by the student of his/her intention to continue the appeal process. Such notification must be received within 10 working days of the day on which the student/instructor consultation has been completed. The process shall be terminated if notification is not received within the 10 working days. The instructor shall make available to his/her Department Chair all of the materials and criteria which entered into the determination of the student’s final grade in the course. The student shall provide the Department Chair, in writing, the grounds for contesting the grade by the instructor. After receiving and reviewing these materials, the Department Chair shall meet with the student and the instructor, either jointly or separately, to attempt to mediate the dispute about the contested grade.

Mediation by the Dean of the College or School in which the course was offered. If the student is dissatisfied with the result of his/her consultation with the instructor or the student shall have been unable to meet with the instructor because of the instructor’s refusal to meet or absence, the student may seek mediation of the matter with the Dean of the College or School in which the course was offered. The Dean must be notified in writing by the student of his/her intention to continue the appeal process. Such notification must be received within 10 working days of the day on which the student/Department Chair consultation has been completed. The process shall be terminated if notification is not received within the 10 working days. The instructor shall make available to his/her Dean all of the materials and criteria which entered into the determination of the student’s final grade in the course. The student shall provide the Dean, in writing, the grounds for contesting the grade by the instructor. After receiving and reviewing these materials, the Dean shall meet with the student and the instructor, either jointly or separately, to attempt to mediate the dispute about the contested grade.

Appeal to Grade Appeal Committee. If, after mediation with the Dean as provided above, the student is still dissatisfied with the result, he/she may file a notice of appeal with the Dean which shall specify the relief requested and provide a written summary of the grounds for appeal to the Grade Appeal Committee. Such notification must be received by the Dean within 10 working days of the day on which the student/instructor consultation has been completed. The process shall be terminated if notification is not received within the 10 working days. Upon receipt of the notice of appeal, the Dean shall forward it and all materials submitted by the instructor and student during the mediation process to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, upon receipt of the notice and materials, shall appoint and convene a committee of five persons, comprised of three faculty members (two from the same department or area, one faculty from another department or area), and two students, to serve as the Grade Appeal Committee. At its first meeting, the Grade Appeal Committee shall select its chairperson and set the date, time and place for the appeal to be heard. The committee shall advise the student and the instructor of the hearing date.

Hearing. The hearing will take place before the entire Committee. The burden of proof rests with the student who shall, during the course of the hearing on the contested grade, be responsible for presenting evidence to support the claim. The hearing will be informal and the formal rules of evidence shall not be applicable. Oral testimony of witnesses may be presented but is not required. If either the student or the instructor presents witnesses, he/she must provide to the Committee a written summary of the testimony expected of the witness(es) to the committee and to the other party not later than three days prior to the date of the hearing. The student or the instructor may be accompanied by an advisor whose only role in the course of the hearing will be to render advice to the student/instructor. The amount of time allotted to each party will be left to the discretion of the Committee.

Decision. At the close of the hearing the Committee shall meet and determine, by a vote of four out of five of the members, whether the student has proved the relief sought should be awarded for the reasons stated in his/her notice of appeal and the student’s grade changed. The Committee shall report its decision in writing to the student, the instructor and to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The decision of the committee shall be final. If it is the judgment of the committee that the grade be changed, then the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall notify the Registrar, who will enter the changed grade which will be initialed by both the Vice President and the Registrar.

 

 Requirements for the BFA with an Emphasis in Art History (6-16-08)

 The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Art History is particularly suited to students who desire to further their art education with MFA or MA degrees, or those interested in art conservation. The degree consists of 38 hours of General Education and University Requirements, and 92 hours in the arts area.

 Studio Courses

AR 120 Design I (3)

AR 121 Design II (3)

AR 131 Basic Digital Art media (3)

AR 140 Drawing I (3)

AR 141 Drawing II (3)

AR 219 Introduction to Printmaking (3)

AR 223 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3)

AR 240 Painting I (3)

AR 243/343 Figure Drawing (3)

AR 260 Ceramics I (3) AR 262 Sculpture I (3) AR 339 Painting II (3)

2 – D electives (6)

3 – D elective (3)

Workshop (3)

 Studio Electives (12)

AR 400 Senior Exhibition (1)

AR 402 Art Forum (1)

Total Studio Courses = 62 hours

Art History Courses

AR 101 Survey (of) Art History I (3)

AR 102 Survey (of) Art History II (3)

AR 142 Survey (of) Art Materials (3)

AR 300 Criticism or AR 307 Art since 1945 (3)

 Upper Division Art History Electives (18)

Total Art History Courses = 30 hours

Total General Education and University Requirements (38)

NOTE: Humanities General Education Courses MUST INCLUDE RG 105 Old Testament, RG 106 New Testament,

or EN 210 Mythologies in Literature

Total for BFA with emphasis in Art History (130)

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (6-19-08)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music - 124 hours

The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Music is designed for students seeking a Liberal  Education with a concentration in music. The de­gree does not carry departmental recommendation for a teaching licensure. Students pursuing this degree must complete the General Education requirements common to all Bachelor of Arts programs (with the addition of a correlate requirement in the Social Sciences of AN 120), and the following music requirements:

 General Education, 57 hours

See General Education requirements, this catalog.

Music Requirements, 40 hours

 MU 121 Introduction to Music (1)

MU 122 Rhythmic Perception (1)

MU 123 Computers and Music (1) MU 215 Theory and Aural C I (4)

MU 314 Theory and Aural C II (4)

MU 315 Theory and Aural C III (4)

MU 316 Theory IV (3)

MU 325 Music History I (3)

MU 326 Music History II (3)

Music Lessons (8)

MU 133 Group Piano I (1)

MU 134 Group Piano II (1)

[Music participation in two ensembles each semester is required]

(Large Ensembles (3)

Small Ensemble (1)

Music Electives (2)

Private Lessons

BA majors may enroll in no more than 2 hours of lessons each semester. All students enrolled in music lessons are required to present a performance jury before a faculty panel at the conclusion of each semester of study. Students are required to provide their own accompanist for the jury.

Recital Attendance

Students are required to attend 12 approved recitals and concerts each semester for the first four semesters of enrollment, for a total of 48 recitals. Failure to meet this obligation will result in probationary status being imposed during the fifth semester.

Rhythmic Proficiency Exam

All students must pass this exam to establish a minimum level of competency in rhythmic proficiency.

Requirement to move to upper division credit in private lessons and ensembles

BA majors must successfully “pass” the Double Jury Exam. Once they "pass" the performance proficiency exam at the double jury they will be allowed to register for upper division credit in both private lessons and ensembles in subsequent semes­ters.

General Electives, 27 hours

The remaining electives (27 hours) may be taken in any department except music. However, ensemble credit, or private lesson or Group Piano credit, beyond the eight hours required, up to 15 hours, may be counted in the block of elective hours.

Upper Division Requirement, 45 hours

Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper division hours (300-400 numbered courses).

 Bachelor of Music Degree (6-19-08)

 BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE

The Bachelor of Music degree is pursued by students planning a professional career in music performance or in music education. There are two majors offered; Music Performance and Music Education.

The Bachelor of Music degree with a Major in Performance offers emphases in voice, brass, percussion, string, woodwind, piano, and organ.

 The Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education offers three separate tracks for the aspiring educator: instrumental, vocal, and general (both instrumental and vocal). Students receive licensure to teach PK-12 for their selected track.

 Freshmen who plan to pursue the Bachelor of Music degree should have acquired reasonable skill in music performance before enrolling at Washburn. Admission to the degree is by audition. The following requirements must be met by all candidates for both majors within the Bachelor of Music degree:

Private Lessons

BA majors may enroll in no more than 2 hours of lessons each semester. All students enrolled in music lessons are required to present a performance jury before a faculty panel at the conclusion of each semester of study. Students are required to provide their own accompanist for the jury.

Rhythmic Proficiency Exam

All students must pass this exam to establish a minimum level of competency in rhythmic proficiency.

Recital Attendance

Students are required to attend 12 approved recitals and concerts each semester for the first four semesters of enrollment, for a total of 48 recitals. Failure to meet this obligation will result in probationary status being imposed during the fifth semester.

Fourth Semester Performance Examination

Students aspiring to the B.M. degree will be examined by the faculty at the end of the fourth semester of study for achievement in the following four categories:

•   Recital attendance (48 required);

•    Rhythmic Proficiency Exam (successful completion);

•    (Students must successfully pass Music Theory I and Group Piano I prior to the 4th semester jury. )

•    Performance Proficiency Exam (students must receive four "Pass" votes for successful completion.)

Probation will be given to anyone who fails one or more of the four categories of achievement. If the student receives probation at the end of the second hearing the student will forfeit their status as a candidate for the degree.

Piano Proficiency

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree, except those majoring in piano or organ performance, are required to enroll in piano during each semester of full- time enrollment until successful completion of the piano proficiency examination.

Senior Recital Jury Examination

A Senior Recital is required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree (minimum length of 45 minutes). For the recital to be credited toward the degree the student must be currently enrolled for credit in private lessons. At least three weeks prior to the scheduled public performance, the student will perform a complete recital before a jury composed of his/ her private teacher, the area coordinator, and one other approved faculty member. After the student passes the jury they are allowed to publicize and present their senior recital.

Membership in Large Ensemble

All candidates except Piano/Organ performance ma­jors are required to participate in two large ensembles (band, orchestra, choir, etc.) each semester of full-time enrollment. Percussion majors must enroll in Percus­sion ensemble, Woodwind and Brass majors must enroll in band, vocal majors must enroll in Washburn Choir, string majors must enroll in orchestra. Keyboard majors and concentrations must participate in Accompanying (Music 244/444) during each semester of full-time enroll­ment and must show enrollment in both large and small ensembles prior to graduation. Music Education majors with a concentration in Keyboard may count accompany­ing as one of their major ensembles. Music Education majors may count only six hours of large ensemble credit toward graduation.

 

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity Complaint Procedure (6-25-08)

 The following link provides information related to the Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity/Harassment Complaint Procedure.