If the event a faculty member notices a music education student struggling either academically or dispositionally, the faculty member will notify the Music Education Coordinator. The coordinator will investigate issues with other faculty members to see if a pattern emerges. A student will not be placed on remediation due to a personality conflict with an isolated individual; however, the concerned faculty member will be encouraged to meet with the student regarding the student’s behavior.
If a behavior pattern is found, the coordinator will meet with the student to inform the student of issues noticed by faculty. The forms used for remediation plans can be found below. A Level I plan will be instituted in an effort to help the student form better habits of mind. Common reasons for a Level I plan include organization issues, attendance issues, lack of follow-through for commitments, etc. The student will communicate with the coordinator, who will monitor the situation for a designated period of time determined by the student and the coordinator. The student can be released from remediation at the end of the remediation period if the student shows needed improvement.
If the student does not improve on a Level I remediation plan, the Music Education Coordinator will create a Level II remidation plan in consultation with the student and faculty. A Level II plan is more structured and requires that student to provide evidence that he/she has met the remediation requirements within a timeline. If improvement is seen but the student needs time beyond the set timeline, the faculty can elect to give the student extended the remediation timeline. The student can also request extension of the timeline if the student feels the need for extra time.
If the student does not improve on the Level II remediation plan, the final stage of remediation is the recommendation for removal from program. In the event that issues are still occuring after two remediations, the student will be asked to change his/her major.