WVUSOM faculty will cultivate an academically rigorous and musically creative environment for all WVUSOM students.
- Maintain accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music.
- Promote student engagement in professional organizations.
- Mentor students in acquiring employment in music education, music performance, music therapy, music industry, technology, and composition.
- Maintain licensure standing and certification agreements in music therapy and music education.
- Increase job placement and graduate placement rates of undergraduate programs.
- Increase job placement rates of DMA and PhD programs.
- Pursue effective recruiting efforts to attract a diverse and high-quality undergraduate and graduate student cohort in all programs.
- Maintain freshman-to-sophomore retention rate at or above the university rate.
- Pursue effective recruiting efforts to target performance majors in all areas.
- Maintain record of excellence in faculty advising through mentoring and recognition of success.
- Develop and/or maintain academic support services for undergraduate and graduate students in music.
- Recruit music minors and students wishing to double major in music.
- Create a peer-mentoring program where junior and senior students are paired with graduate students in the same field.
Raise awareness among the School of Music, the College of Creative Arts, and the University
in celebrating student achievement and successes.
Promote and reward excellence in teaching and advising
Create opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning, both in and out of the cl assroom.
- Cultivate pre-professional, paraprofessional, and co-curricular opportunities for students to develop job skills.
- Create opportunities for students to engage with a wide range of music professionals through masterclasses, workshops, lectures, and other events.
- Host regional, national, and international conferences.
Develop and maintain course offerings and curricula that prepare students for contemporary challenges.
- Regularly review course offerings and program curricula in all undergraduate, graduate, and certifica te programs.
- Regularly review undergraduate and graduate offerings that are common to all programs.
- Revise music theory and musicianship curricula to meet the needs of the profession.
- Integrate instructional technology into courses in response to changing professional and academic expectations.
- Develop and refine courses in music technology to better serve the multiple student populations whose backgrounds, technical needs, and career goals vary widely.
- Create opportunities for global education and the integration of global perspectives into existing curricula, including courses in ethnomusicology and world music.
- Develop and revise GEF courses to cultivate musical and cultural literacy for non-majors.
- Develop ensemble performance, masterclass, and workshop opportunities to include professional guest artists; regional, national and international venues; and participation in significant performance-based events
- Create interdisciplinary courses and opportunities to foster innovation and creativity across the WVU campus.
- Create and maintain Honors course offerings and research opportunities.
- Continue to develop distinctive regional, national, and international program opportunities to expand the artistic and scholarly perspectives of our students and the reputation of the School of Music.
- Advocate for the expansion of the academic faculty to meet the needs of a diverse and growing student population.