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Goal 4


The WVUSOM will seek funding for activities related to teaching, research and creative activity, and outreach.

Objective 1

Cultivate relationships with our WVUSOM alumni.

Action Items

  • Devise and implement a plan to follow the careers of School of Music graduates.

Objective 2

Elevate the academic and musical aptitude of our incoming class of students.

Action Items

  • Seek funding to increase the number of graduate assistantships in music.
  • Seek funding to increase the number of undergraduate scholarships for music majors.
  • Seek funding to support student research.

Objective 3

Improve the quality of our facilities, technology, equipment, and physical resources.

Action Items

  • Seek funding to become a Steinway School for purposes of upgrading and replacing an aging collection of acoustic pianos.

Objective 4

Generate additional revenue and develop further fiscal strength.

Action Items

  • Collaborate with University leadership to create a student activity fee that includes the arts along with other events and activities.
  • Increase faculty awareness of external funding for research and creative activities
  • Host an annual advancement event to increase the contributions and gifts made to the School of Music.

Objective 5

Collaborate with the Dean to enhance School of Music resources.

Action Items

  • Increase starting salaries to enhance faculty recruitment.
  • Implement salary adjustments to decrease salary compression and to align salaries with peer institutions by rank.
  • Seek private donors for endowed faculty chairs in music.
  • Increase research start-up packages for new hires to enhance faculty.
  • Increase support for faculty research/creative activity and professional development.
  • Provide load reduction for specific and worthy research activity.
  • Communicate to the Dean and CAC Operations the availability of adequate teaching and rehearsal spaces, as well as all facilities concerns including heating, lighting, acoustics appropriate to the needs of teaching music.
  • Assist in efforts to pursue funding to build additional space in the Creative Arts Center, such as the construction of a dedicated music recital hall for performances and rehearsals to best allow the scheduling of classes and guest lectures.