Teaching

Evidence must be submitted attesting to fulfillment of the teaching obligations as specified in the candidate’s initial offer of appointment letter or as appropriate to the candidate’s current assignment and responsibilities within the School of Music. Judgments of quality in these matters are to be guided in part by the use of student and peer evaluations. Testimony of former students and alumni may be solicited by the Director only. Unsolicited testimonials may be included in the portfolio prepared by the candidate. Direction of graduate degree recitals, essays, theses, and dissertations should be considered as well as direction of undergraduate junior and senior recitals, independent studies, student research projects, and senior honors theses. Candidates who are assigned advisees should have a record of consistent and helpful student advisement and counseling.

 

Further evidence of excellence in teaching may include:

 

Individual investigation with outstanding students. Activities may include principal advisor or committee member for theses, essays, dissertations, honors projects and candidacy exams. Activities in the applied areas may include: preparation for auditions, competitions, master classes, recitals and summer festivals.

 

Recognition for teaching, either from KSU or organizations such as MTNA, NATS, OMEA, etc.

 

Student awards

 

Students accepted for further study at prestigious institutions or festivals

 

Faculty who are teaching primarily in performance areas are encouraged to be active in public performances within the university setting and within the community. In addition, pedagogical procedures should be current, and the faculty member should be involved in a continuing review of new pedagogical methods and materials as they pertain to his/her teaching methodologies. For regional campus faculty who are teaching primarily in academic areas, teaching should involve a similar process of review and updating of pedagogical materials and methods, and should demonstrate an active interest in pedagogical research as it relates specifically to the content areas being taught.

 

Additional support materials may include, but are not restricted to the following:

 

Publications for student use, such as solo or ensemble warm-ups, technical exercises, workbooks, or study guides; unpublished research reports; innovative materials for ongoing class use.

 

A wide range of documented significant achievements of current students and recent graduates, as appropriate, may be taken into consideration.