Creative Arts Program Faculty Guide
Creative Arts Program Faculty Structure
Dear Creative Arts Faculty:
With the current fiscal situation at the University combined with the resignation of the past CA Director, the College of Musical Arts can no longer subsidize the administration of the Creative Arts Program. Effective January 1, 2008 we will implement a new business model that will change the relationship between you (as a Creative Arts teacher) and the College/University.
- Creative Arts will change its role from a service that employs music teachers, to a new entity that (1) makes referrals of student inquiries to Creative Arts teachers, (2) provides teaching space, and (3) schedules and administers Creative Arts recitals and/or competitions for students enrolled in the program.
- Creative Arts will no longer set your lesson fees or your compensation rates. We will no longer charge a Creative Arts Registration fee to your students. We will no longer deduct STRS or other withholding. We will no longer collect lesson payments from your students.
- We will charge Creative Arts teachers a flat $30 per student per semester for any one or more of the following services: (1) For a lesson referral, (2) for use of an appropriate teaching space, or (3) for participation in scheduled Creative Arts recitals and/or competitions.
- You will now be an independent contractor who is paying $30 per Creative Arts student per semester.
- Teachers who continue to teach in Creative Arts will need to demonstrate liability coverage:
- BGSU students or CMA faculty are already covered by university liability insurance, no additional proof of coverage is needed.
- If you are NOT a CMA faculty member or student, you will need to show proof of liability coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 (estimated personal cost to be approximately $300 per year) before starting instruction next semester.
- Approximately one month after the start of each semester, Creative Arts teachers will be asked to make a list of students they are teaching in the program, and submit a $30 per student fee payable to Bowling Green State University-College of Musical Arts.
After numerous consultations, this new business plan may be the only way to sustain the Creative Arts Program in the near term. I thank you for your service to this community through your teaching in Creative Arts and hope that you will be able to continue.
Richard Kennell, Dean
Responsibilities of Area Coordinators
Area coordinators are now responsible for approving Creative Arts teachers. Any faculty, staff, student or outside teacher must submit an application to teach in the Creative Arts Program to the appropriate area coordinator for approval. Once approval is granted, the form is returned to the Creative Arts coordinator and the teacher may then begin teaching lessons (remembering to submit all appropriate fees).