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Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
  1. Demonstrate competence in the application of music foundations during the delivery of supervised music therapy services for varied population groups.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the application of clinical foundations during the delivery of supervised music therapy services for varied population groups.
  3. Demonstrate competence in the application of professional standards of practice during the delivery of supervised music therapy services for varied population groups.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed in the context of the co-requisites, MUS 4920, Senior Capstone in Music, & MUY 4xxx, Music Therapy Internship. Requirements for MUS 4920 include reflective documentation regarding the applications of music foundations, clinical foundations, and standards of practice during the period of internship. Requirements for MUY 4xxx include mid-term and final self-evaluations regarding the degree of mastery of professional competencies, including direct application of knowledge and skills during the period of internship.

Communication Skills
  1. Accurately use music-centered terms and concepts associated with supervised music therapy services in dialog with other professional staff, in written documentation, and in case study reports.
  2. Accurately use clinical terms and concepts associated with supervised music therapy services in dialog with other professional staff, in written documentation, and in case study reports.
  3. Accurately convey music therapy goals, methods and strategies associated with supervised music therapy services in dialog with other professional staff, in written documentation, and in case study reports.

Communication skills are assessed in the context of the co-requisites, MUS 4920, Senior Capstone in Music, & MUY 4xxx, Music Therapy Internship. Requirements for MUS 4920 include reflective documentation regarding the communicative content used during the period of internship. Requirements for MUY 4xxx include mid-term and final self-evaluations regarding the degree of mastery of professional competencies, including direct use of communication skills among other healthcare providers during the period of internship.

Critical Thinking Skills
  1. Differentiate optimum music approaches, including styles and materials, based on assessment of strengths and needs for individual clients served across varied population groups.
  2. Differentiate optimum clinical approaches, including therapeutic principles and types of therapeutic relationships, based on assessment of strengths and needs for individual clients served across varied population groups.
  3. Differentiate optimum music therapy approaches, including receptive and expressive methods, based on assessment of strengths and needs for individual clients served across varied population groups.

Critical thinking skills are assessed in the context of the co-requisites, MUS 4920, Senior Capstone in Music, & MUY 4xxx, Music Therapy Internship. Requirements for MUS 4920 include reflective documentation regarding processes and outcomes associated with programmatic strategies unique to each client served during the period of internship. Requirements for MUY 4xxx include mid-term and final self-evaluations regarding the degree of mastery of professional competencies, including direct use of critical thinking skills in determining optimum approaches to client services during the period of internship.