What is the FEC?
The Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) is elected by the faculty and conducts the governance of the School of Music. The Faculty delegates authority on an ongoing basis to the FEC, whose Chair is the elected Chair of the Faculty. The FEC has the following responsibilities:
- Provides general oversight of the academic programs in the School of Music.
- Serves as an advisory body on matters concerning the welfare of students in the School of Music.
- Reviews and approves requirements for School of Music majors, minors, honors programs, graduate programs, and other curricular requirements of the School.
- Reviews and proposes changes to School of Music regulations.
- Consults with faculty members and makes recommendations to the Dean based on established Academic Senate policies about the School’s allocation of educational resources, academic priorities, and planning and budget issues.
FEC members are elected for two-year terms. The Chair of the Faculty is elected by all faculty in the School of Music, while the Vice Chair of the Faculty is elected by the voting members of the FEC at their first meeting of the academic year. Inclusive of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty, up to two faculty members are elected by their respective departments, ensuring that each department within the School of Music has two representatives on the FEC.
The Dean and the Associate Dean(s) of the School serve as ex officio members of the FEC. The students’ associations or students at large from the departments of Ethnomusicology, Music, and Musicology each appoint student representatives to the FEC on an annual basis. Although these members do not vote, they participate fully in the Committee’s discussions.
Members of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Faculty Executive Committee (2019-2020)
Lily Chen-Hafteck, Chair, Department of Music — Term 2016-20
Elizabeth Upton, Vice Chair, Department of Musicology — Term 2017-19
Kay Rhie, Member, Curriculum Subcommittee, Department of Music — Term 2017-19
Timothy Taylor, Member, Curriculum Subcommittee, Department of Ethnomusicology — Term 2018-20
Cesar Favila, Member, Department of Musicology — Term 2018-20
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Eileen Strempel, Inagural Dean
Raymond Knapp, Academic Associate Dean
Patrick Bonczyk, Department of Musicology — Term 2018-19
Blair Black, Department of Ethnomusicology — Term 2018-19
Vanessa Lopez, Department of Music — Term 2018-19
REGULARLY INVITED GUESTS
Shannon McGarry, Assistant Dean
Nam Ung, Director of Student Services and Enrollment Management
Meetings are held on scheduled dates from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in 1230 Schoenberg Music Building, unless otherwise noted.
Please note that School of Music FEC meetings are limited to members and invited guests only. If an item on the agenda is of particular interest and you wish to attend, please contact the FEC Coordinator and Administrator.
|October 18, 2019 (Week 3)||September 27, 2019|
|November 8, 2019 (Week 6)||October 18, 2019|
|November 22, 2019 (Week 8)||November 1, 2019|
|January 17, 2020 (Week 2)||December 27, 2019|
|February 21, 2020 (Week 7)||January 31, 2020|
|March 13, 2020 (Week 10)||February 21, 2020|
|April 10, 2020(Week 2)||March 20, 2020|
|May 22, 2020 (Week 8)||May 1, 2020|
Updating the General Catalog
If your department wishes to make minor, non-substantive changes to the General Catalog text (deletions, course name/number changes, etc.), please communicate the changes with the rationale in a written memo addressed to the FEC Chair. If the changes are deemed significant, your request for changes may need to be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Executive Committee. Otherwise, the department will be instructed to initiate course actions not requiring FEC approval via the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS). The Registrar’s Office will automatically update the catalog with these changes.
Departments should submit proposals to the FEC for any of the following reasons:
- adding or deleting requirements for a program
- clarifying or changing existing requirements
- increasing or reducing the number of classes for a program
- creating a new major, minor, or program
- renaming an existing department or program
- creating a new course (see the CIMS New Course Submission Guide for detailed instructions)
When submitting a proposal, departments must include the following:
- cover letter(s) from the faculty initiator and/or the Department Chair describing the changes as well as an academic rationale and any unitary or budgetary impact
- General Catalog text formatted showing the changes before and after (see sample below) if there are revisions to the Catalog text
- any relevant CIMS forms
Depending on the request, the proposal may also need:
- a more elaborate discussion about the nature of the curricular revisions
- enrollment data for relevant courses or programs
- letters of support from Departments and/or Deans
- faculty vote from within the Department
Approval for GE and Diversity Course credit is granted outside of the School of Music FEC and requires submission to the GE Governance Committee and the Diversity Ad Hoc Committee of the Undergraduate Council, respectively. More information can be found via the links below.
Guide to Course Syllabi Preparation
The School of Music FEC presents the following information with the purpose of assisting faculty in preparing their course syllabi that will include all essential information. It is hoped that it will serve as a useful reference to facilitate the communication between instructors and students regarding all course requirements. Clear expectations agreed between teachers and students from the start of the course can help in enhancing the teaching and learning processes, which in turn increasing student success.
A Course Syllabus usually includes:
- Instructor’s Contact Information
- Course Materials
- Course Description
- Program Learning Outcomes
- Learning Outcomes for the Course (if any)
- Assessment Method/ Grading Policy
- Course Schedule
- Student Resources for Support and Learning
- UCLA Policies on Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
Useful Resources on Course Syllabi
Undergraduate Council Course Syllabi Recommendations
Center for Education Innovation and Learning in Sciences (CEILS)
Useful References to Student Support Services
Campus Resources and Support Services around UCLA Available to Students recommended by CEILS
Additional References recommended by our FEC Curriculum Subcommittee
Some Sample Syllabi from the School of Music
Ethnomusicology 71C: Piano
Ethnomusicology 71D: Saxophone
Music 110B: Musicality and Creativity in Childhood
Links to Program Learning Outcomes
Musicology BA Program Learning Outcomes
Ethnomusicology BA Program Learning Outcomes
Music BA Program Learning Outcomes
Music Composition BA Program Learning Outcomes
Music Education BA Program Learning Outcomes