Office Hours

Faculty are expected to hold regular hours each week or to let students know how to schedule an appointment.  In communicating with students, faculty are advised to use their Eastman email addresses. Large ensemble rehearsal times are scheduled between 1:35 and 5:25pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Be aware that many students will be unavailable to…

Academic Leaves of Absence

Academic leaves of absence are intended to benefit the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester by strengthening the creative activity and research productivity of tenured or tenure-eligible faculty members. An academic leave recognizes the importance to faculty of having time for scholarship and creative works, but is not an entitlement. It requires…

Bridging Fellowships

The Bridging Fellowship Program is a University-wide program that supports members of the University faculties in interdisciplinary study. Specifically, the program releases members from departmental obligations for one semester to allow them to move to another part of the University for the purpose of learning aspects of another discipline. Typically, the University has no more…

Faculty Activity Reports

Faculty members are required to submit an annual report of their professional activities, known as a Faculty Activity Report (FAR).  These reports are compiled based on calendar year information, and are usually due in late January.  During 2014-2015, the format of the FAR was changed to become an online submission, accessed through an Intranet connection…

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

If one of your students is having significant difficulties in a class or lesson, please notify the registrar’s office in a timely manner.  The Registrar’s Web page now has a place where you can file an unsatisfactory progress report (https://www.esm.rochester.edu/registrar/faculty/) or you may e-mail registrar@esm.rochester.edu. This notifies the Academic Affairs Office that there is an…

Valuing Culturally Inclusive Teaching

The Eastman School of Music attracts a diverse student body from within the United States and from around the world. Valuing cultural inclusivity helps create a learning environment in which all students feel comfortable to participate. Pedagogical strategies for supporting the diversity in our student body include learning about the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of our students,…

Syllabi

Eastman students value a structured and detailed syllabus.  In addition to a brief course description and statement of the course’s aims, most syllabi list requirements, attendance policies, texts, grading policy (e.g. the percentage of the grade to be determined by papers, exams, attendance, and participation), and a detailed schedule of assignments. In addition, syllabi should…

Recital Policies for Students

Information about recital lotteries and scheduling student recitals is included on the Student Degree Recital page, available on the Concert Office website. Any questions regarding scheduling, requirements, or cancellations must be directed to the Concert Office (ESM 101). Revised, September 2017 ← Handbook Table of Contents

Performer’s Certificate / Artist’s Certificate

Many departments in the School offer the Performer’s Certificate to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding performing ability.  A candidate for the Performer’s Certificate must be an Eastman undergraduate or graduate student, or in exceptional circumstances, an arts and sciences student matriculated in the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a concentration in music.  Certificate candidates are…

Student Support

Faculty members may be called upon to assist students needing support in various areas. There are numerous resources available to students. Please find helpful references below. Academic Support Resources consist of advising services, study skills counseling, writing assistance and tutoring services. Questions about these services should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs. Detailed information…