Information for Faculty
Music Progress Reports
Faculty should complete progress reports for all pre-college students wtihin their studio. Progress reports must be submitted by June 15, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Wyporek, Music Program Manager.
To see what rooms may be available, check on the R25 Live site. Search by room number (rooms in the Fuller Music Center should start with "F," eg search for F 021 to find the organ room), or by event name.
2012-2013 Faculty Development Grant Application
The Hartt School has recently installed Interactive SMART Board systems in the following rooms: 404, 406, 414, 418, 420, and 422. The new systems give you the ability to play audio and project video. You can also use your computer to interact with the board. Due to the nature of the SMART board installation our old white boards with the staves have been removed and re-allocated. If you still need to have staves on the board for your teaching you can download two PDF files that can be projected on to the board to serve this function:
To utilize the interactive features of the SMART board system you need to have software and drivers installed on your computer. A disc has been made available in the Allen Library for you to install this software. It is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. You can also pick up a copy of the disc from Lief Ellis. In order to use the full features of the software you will need to authorize it with a product key which you can also obtain from Lief Ellis.
If you do not plan on using the interactive features of the board and choose to use it as a standard white board you will need to abide by some very important care instructions.
You can write on your interactive whiteboard with only standard or high-odor dry-erase markers. These markers usually display a warning to use them in well-ventilated areas are not the same as the markers typically used with the older white boards. Appropriate markers can be obtained from Hartt Operations.
Do not use low-odor dry-erase markers, such as Sanford Expo markers with low-odor ink, because the ink is more difficult to remove.
Do not use permanent markers to write on your interactive whiteboard.
Do not use sharp writing instruments such as ballpoint or fine-pointed pens, which can damage the surface if they’re applied with heavy pressure.
Do not use adhesive tape on your interactive whiteboard, because removing the tape can damage the top layer of the writing surface.
Please do not remove any of the markers, erasers or remotes that are in the rooms. They are to stay in their respective spaces.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lief Ellis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For faculty submission only.
All program information should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the recital.
The office prepares chamber, Suzuki, and all-school recital programs. For studio and faculty recitals, teachers can prepare their own recital program to be submitted to the office. All recital programs must be printed on Hartt program covers in the correct format.
Submit the completed template to Emily Wolfram at email@example.com for proofing and printing. Programs should be submitted at least two weeks before the recital.
Regional and All-State Festival Acceptance
Please encourage your students to report their acceptance into Regional and All-State Festivals.
Private Lesson Attendance Records
Faculty members are required to keep accurate records of private lesson attendance, to be submitted in January, June, and September.
You can also pick up a copy of the attendance record forms at the Hartt office or Simsbury office.
The Hartt Community Division periodically reviews the progress of our faculty members based on teaching practices and professional development. Aspects of teaching considered in the review include communication with parents and students, ability to provide a supportive learning environment, efficiency, punctuality, successful demonstration of techniques, and desire to foster a musical awareness in students through listening, concert attendance, performances, competitions, and other activities.
New faculty members are evaluated formally during their first year. At the completion of that year, they are placed in a three-year rotation for their next formal evaluation. The evaluation procedure is as follows:
- Teachers fill out a Self-evaluation Form, which they will discuss with the department chair or other supervisor.
- Supervisors gather information from a retention study provided by the office staff and from the Instructor Evaluation Forms filled out by their students or by their students' parents.
- During the meeting with the teacher, the supervisor fills out a Conference Form detailing topics relating to the teacher's Self-Evaluation, the retention study, and the Instructor Evaluation Forms, as well as all other topics indicated on the Conference Form.
Part-time faculty are eligible for tuition remission benefits of one course per semester. See the Human Resources page for more details.