We wish to offer this class partially online and partially face-to-face. This is only a change of delivery.
Add the following statement: All readings/materials comply with copyright/fair use policies.
Required for 500-600 level courses: At least one additional, distinct assignment must be required of graduate students.
Required for 500-600 level courses: Different requirements for undergraduate versus graduate credit clearly identified in two distinct grading scales.
Provide the communication/feedback turnaround time on assignments.
Use Student Disability Resource Center in place of Office of Student Disability Services.
Update the link in the Academic Integrity section to https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/student_conduct_and_academic_integrity/index.php.
The course schedule should show the learning minutes associated with each activity.
You need to provide more detail about the different requirements for undergraduate and graduate students. The grading scale on the revised syllabus mentions essays for graduate students, but there is no mention of essays in the assignments. Per, ACAD 2.03, there is a need for separate requirements for undergraduate and graduate students. The difference must amount to at least a letter grade. That is, if students taking the course for graduate credit do not attempt the “additional” task, they must not be eligible to earn a grade of A. We recommend separating the assignment and grading requirements by undergraduate and graduate and providing more details about the assignments to satisfy ACAD 2.03.
INDEV committee comments for MUSC 500:
There are a few revisions that the committee is requesting before final approval.
1). The Pass/Fail requirements need to be clarified. Or, if the course will not have a Pass/Fail option, then “Standard (Letter Grades Only) needs to be selected under the Grading System option in APPS.
2). While the committee can account for a differentiated grading scale and can see separate assignments for graduate students in the course schedule, many committee members found that grading of each assignment is confusing.
For consideration by the proponent: Many 500-600 level courses have a single additional task for graduate students that counts for 10% of the overall grade. This makes the differentiation clearer for students and for any instructors who will follow.
Please clarify how learning minutes for each module and grading on assignments differs for graduate students versus undergraduate students.
3). Under Learning Outcomes: please reword outcomes that begins with "Know" to be measurable (follow Bloom’s Taxonomy).
4). It would be useful to clarify how attendance at live performances (i.e., "Kinky Boots" at Koger Center in week 1) factor into the course learning minutes and grade. Also, if students are required to attend performances and masterclasses, is there an addition cost for it? If so, we would urge adding this in.
5). Given that this is a hybrid class with online and F2F meetings, please clarify that the 2100 learning minutes is for the online portion in the overall description of the course.
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The Pass/Fail requirements still need to be clarified.
Change to course delivery effective Spring 2019; all other changes effective Fall 2020