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, Inaugural Dean
Raymond Knapp, Academic Associate Dean
Patrick Craven, Department of Musicology — Term 2019-20
Alec Norkey, Department of Ethnomusicology — Term 2019-20
Rebekah Yang, Department of Music — Term 2019-20
REGULARLY INVITED GUESTS
Shannon McGarry, Assistant Dean
Allison Taka, Director of Student Affairs
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
Guide to Course and Program Approval
Submitting Proposals to the Herb Alpert School of Music FEC
Departments should submit proposals to the Herb Alpert School of Music 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 from the Department Chair that includes:
- A description of the curriculum changes and the academic rationale for these changes
- The results of the faculty vote
- The unitary or budgetary impact
• Course syllabus (Please refer to the section of “Course Syllabi” for the requirements such as Program Learning Outcomes, etc.)
• General Catalog text formatted showing the changes before and after (if there are revisions to the Catalog text)
• CIMS forms (if relevant)
**Approval for GE or Diversity Course Credit is granted outside of the School’s FEC and requires submission to the GE Governance Committee or the Undergraduate Council’s Diversity Committee. Please note that these processes often take many months to complete**
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 rationale in a written memo addressed to the FEC Chair. If the changes are deemed significant, you may be directed to the Herb Alpert School of Music FEC to obtain approval. Otherwise, the department will be instructed to initiate course actions not requiring FEC approval via the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS). The FEC Coordinator/Director of Student Affairs will work with the Registrar’s Office to complete the catalog change.
Before submitting a proposal, please read this overview to understand the submission process and learn how to put together all the necessary documents.
To learn more about the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS), take a look at this guide.
If you have any questions regarding these procedures please contact the FEC Coordinator/Director of Student Affairs for more details.
FEC Chair: Lily Chen-Hafteck
FEC Coordinator/Director of Student Affairs: Allison Taka
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.
GE Governance Committee
Diversity Ad Hoc Committee