Faculty members are expected to fulfill all their teaching responsibilities and to give grades promptly. They are also expected to attend all departmental faculty meetings, auditions, assigned juries, upper division examinations, recital hearings, performer’s certificate hearings, special hearings and exams as determined by the department chair, and graduate exams.
Faculty members also engage in appropriate research and creative activity, and contribute to the school through service on various groups. At Indiana University, the balance of these responsibilities for tenured and tenure-track faculty is 40% research/creative activity, 40% teaching, and 20% service. For non-tenure track faculty, teaching is the primary responsibility, supported by creative activity and service.
In addition, each year the dean convenes at least one general meeting of the entire faculty (usually held on the evening before the first day of classes). All faculty members are expected to attend this meeting, and it is strongly recommended that their return to campus be scheduled for orientation week, the week prior to the beginning of classes.
Research and creative activity in music takes many forms. The Jacobs School of Music celebrates the national and international involvement of its faculty in scholarly conferences, performances, competition judging, premieres of compositions, prestigious arts organizations, and many other sorts of professional activities. Faculty are also encouraged to share their creative work with the campus and community.
The Jacobs School of Music enjoys a national reputation for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to studio and classroom teaching, faculty are also involved in a wide variety of coaching and mentoring activities.
Studio and Classroom Matters
- Academic Misconduct
- Ad Hoc Classroom Reservations
- Chamber Music
- Course Procedures
- Grading Procedures
- Independent Studies and Graduate Committees
- Performance and Composition Study
Examinations and Assessments
Please note: The links below redirect to the portions of the Bulletin that address each of these assessments. Please see the COVID-19 addendum to the 2020-2021 Bulletin for details on adjustments made in response to the ongoing pandemic.
- Juries and Upper-Division Examinations
- Graduate Proficiency Exams
- Doctoral Qualifying Exams and Final Projects
- AI Handbook: The AI Handbook has been converted to a Canvas site as of Fall 2020. Please contact Sherri Bishop if you require access to this site.
- JSoM Bulletin (For a paper copy of the current Bulletin, please contact Sherri Bishop.)
- Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificate Programs
- Student Financial Aid Policies
- Teaching Funding
Service responsibilities provide faculty with a voice to shape the success of their departments, the Jacobs School of Music as a whole, and the campus and university. They also allow faculty opportunities to connect with colleagues in various disciplines within and outside the school.