The University website provides information for students to use for all aspects of their academic career and university life. Students are expected to understand and use these resources regularly and consistently throughout their time at ETBU. Below is a selected list of personal and online resources:
Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist them in career guidance, course scheduling, mentoring and other services as needed. Students are strongly encouraged to visit with their assigned advisor periodically throughout each semester. Students are encouraged to build similar relationships with the other professors as well.
Students are required to meet with their assigned advisor in order to register for classes. Those students who are allowed to self-register are encouraged to meet with their advisor. It is important to remember that the final decisions about course scheduling belong to each student, not the advisor. However, all music faculty advisors will require each of their advisees to submit his or her complete semester-by-semester plans in the spring of their freshman year and then to update those plans throughout their course of study.
Semester Plans are provided as a guide to assist students in preparing their own semester plans for future semesters. These plans are simply a guide to assist students in developing their own personalized semester-by-semester plans.
Email communication is the primary means of written communication between faculty and students. Students should check their Tigermail account frequently and delete old messages to clear space for new messages. Students are encouraged to communicate with the Fine Arts Office through email whenever possible. The bulletin boards in JGMB and REDW are designated for specific information (performance competitions, graduate programs, summer opportunities, upcoming recitals, etc). Students should check them regularly and often. Students should not place notices on these boards without permission. Communication through texting and through social networking sites is not considered official and should not be used for any academic or program purposes.
Students should remember to be professional and appropriate in all communications with University faculty and staff. Verbal and written communication is a direct reflection of student attitude and aptitude. Students should always communicate in ways that demonstrate respect for others and should use proper English grammar and college-level writing skills in even the most informal of correspondence.
The School of Fine Arts maintains a Facebook page and uses it to announce upcoming performances and activities. Students and their families are encouraged to send friend requests to ETBU FINE ARTS and follow the announcements from this page.
Students must access all academic documents specific to an individual course through Blackboard.
Course Rotations are available online to assist students in preparing their own semester plans for future semesters.
Performing Arts Calendar is available online to alert students to all ETBU performance events including ensemble concerts, faculty and student recitals, guest artist recitals, and theatre performances.
The Tigercat online catalog directs researchers to holdings in both the Jarrett Library and the Technology Lab. This website also provides access to many online resources that will benefit students throughout their course of study.
Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence provides assistance to students who need or desire additional academic support with their General Education courses. The tutors working in ACE are ETBU students who excel academically in their studies. They are committed to assisting any student by empowering them with the skills needed to become a successful student.
Working in conjunction with the ACE program, the Department of Music provides Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTA) to help students through the basic musicianship curricula. These UTAs are available most evenings in the Bennett Technology Lab. The working hours of the Lab are provided in the Facilities and Equipment Policies of the Music Student Handbook and are posted outside the entrance to the Lab. The hours in which UTAs are available are also posted outside the entrance to the Lab.
Counseling Care Center
ETBU's Counseling Care Center provides low-cost counseling and psychological services, including therapy and psychological assessment, to the local community. Counseling services are provided in the center, located in the Jarrett Library building, by licensed counselors, a licensed clinical psychologist, and practicum and internship students who are being supervised in their clinical training for licensure.
For students of ETBU, free counseling is available to you at the center as well. For more information, click here.