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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare

    The A&M-Commerce Vocal Division mourns... - Texas A&M University-Commerce Choirs | Facebook

    Real schools, like my Alma Mater Texas A & M Commerce, highly value their alumnae and community member singers. Melissa Logan has destroyed the Dallas College Richland Campus Choir program. I left Richland with a vocal scholarship to Texas A & M Commerce. I had that scholarship for 4 years while completing my B.M. and earning hours toward two Master's Degrees. She kicked me out of my own choir twice and threw me out of Opera Workshop as well. Since when were degreed sopranos not qualified to sing in Freshman and Sophomore level classes?

    Logan has run off all of the community members and made it crystal clear that alumnae are not welcome in their own choir. That coupled with her predatory and totally incompetent advising should have had her canned a long time ago. The program is a complete embarrassment and disgrace. Why should we taxpayers fund a program that is harming the young students and that we cannot benefit from?

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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare

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    I am thrilled to announce Credo Community Choir, the group I founded 9 years ago whose mission is to unite people through song, has been invited to perform at the 2021 Texas Choral Directors Association
    Statewide Conference!

    This is a huge honor and reflects the hard work and commitment of our members. #Proud
    ACDA here I come. Too bad Dallas College Richland Campus does not have the choir program of the high caliber it did when I was there......

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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare

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    Texas A & M Commerce, my Alma Mater, is performing the music of Dede Duson. She taught piano at Richland for many years and is a highly respected choral composer. Her music is absolutely gorgeous. She is the treasured Texas composer from my generation. Her music is a choral staple. The Richland music library has dozens of her pieces.

    I owe her such a huge debt of gratitude for all that she taught me. Thanks to her I not only went in with a vocal scholarship, but I passed Junior piano barriers with the piano performance majors as well my first semester at Texas A & M Commerce, which allowed me to join the piano majors and take organ.





    Alliance Music Publications Inc. - Dede Duson
    Dede Duson is a Texan with music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. She taught piano and theory for many years, served as a church organist, and accompanied various groups including the Houston Symphony Chorus, Texas All-state Choir, and Mesquite Civic Chorus. Her compositions and arrangements are both secular and sacred, a cappella and accompanied, with treble and bass voicings as well as SATB.
    Melissa Logan has no respect for the history of the college and those that built the program. I am going to do everything in my power to see the program built back to the level of excellence that Richland was known for and see that alumnae are welcomed back to their beloved home by a director that cares for the program as I and so many others do.

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    January 12, 2021
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    Work type: Full-time
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    Dallas College seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to play an important role in the design, development, and launch of the seven new Dallas College academic schools (the Schools) who will serve as Department Chair for a specific Dallas College academic school. Dallas College is establishing the Schools with a new, ambitious academic framework to ensure the Schools align with the North Texas region’s workforce and industry needs to ensure graduates’ success in their careers. The Department Chair reports to the Dean, Academic Affairs or the Vice Provost, School of and is the only position in the redesigned Dallas College that supervises faculty members. The Department Chair will: 1. Oversee the delivery of high-quality instruction and facilitating faculty development. To do so, they interface closely with the Scheduling Team to finalize the schedule and assign faculty to courses. 2. Supervise adjuncts, evaluate faculty, support curriculum maintenance and improvement, and prioritize faculty coaching and development. 3. In partnership with the Dallas College scheduling team, take on the primary functions of program coordination within their given department. 4. Oversee the general day-to-day operations of the department; develop and drive the department’s goals; support faculty development; and work in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, staff, and students. 5. Work closely with the other Schools’ leaders to ensure all academic programs maintain a high level of academic rigor. 6. Possess a strong commitment to institutional effectiveness, program performance management, and be well-versed in using data to make program and school-level decisions.

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    The complex role of Department Chair requires a skilled individual who can both serve and coordinate multiple constituencies. They are the primary spokespersons and advocates for the academic department. In this role, chairs are the guarantors of department quality.
    • Ability to champion the resource needs of the department and ensure the effective use of those resources.
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    • Excellent analytical skills, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to think strategically and tactfully.
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    Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
    Minimum Knowledge and Experience
    • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject-matter plus experience in a leadership role focused on bringing systemic change in an academic setting.
    • Terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field is preferred. • Prior teaching experience as a faculty member, or adjunct faculty member at an institution of higher education. • At least three years of higher education-based administrative experience including program coordination as well as successful experience with program development and program approvals and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity in education through leadership, scholarship, teaching, or service • Understanding of program assessment and accreditation processes/procedures.
    • Experience in an international or multilingual environment is preferred.
    • Demonstrated success in leading program development or transformation (launch of new programs, redevelopment of existing programs/schools, etc.) is also preferred.
    ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Coordinate the Academic Affairs of the Department to establish an “Outstanding Educational Program”
    • Ensure the coordination (inclusive of program development, program revision, and continuous program improvement) of credit and non-credit programs within their department • Supervise the activities of Department-assigned staff and faculty • Evaluate faculty performance and report such evaluations to the appropriate School and/or Department leader, as requested • Lead the Department in the pursuit of the established Department goals • Create an effective working environment for all personnel within the Department • Effectively assess and address students’ needs within the Department • Encourage scholarly and creative activities and advocates service to the College and the community
    • Provide coaching, thought partnering, and outlets for faculty growth and professional development – particularly in the teaching and learning space • Monitor and manage the financial operations of the Department programs • Respond to additional requests, assignments, or other needs from the Vice Provost. • Performs other duties as assigned.
    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance. Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare

    I have only published a sampling of the egregious advising records for students. The following, published for the first time, is an advising victim of Melissa L. Logan the Choir Director and Music Advisor for the Dallas College Richland Campus. I have been in that Music Department for the last several years taking ensembles and lessons. I am shocked at how horrifically predatory and destructive her advising has been. I am seeing the devastation first hand.

    Only a handful of Logan's advising victims have graduated. Of those that graduated or gave up whilst drowning in hours of music nonsense, only a fraction of them managed to transfer. Of the handful that transfer only a fraction actually complete a music degree. The Richland Music Department is complete disaster and is not holding students to the standards of real schools.

    The vast majority should never have been enrolled as music majors. After 3-5 or more years in this 2 year program, students have 100-161 hours of mostly music nonsense and their financial aid is exhausted. If they decide they want to pursue a real degree or get training for gainful employment they will have to pay out of pocket for any more classes at Richland or the equivalent. Worse, they will face out of state tuition at Texas Universities at 150 credit hours(which financial aid does not cover) and financial aid there will end at 180 credit hours. All attempted hours at Richland and elsewhere are counted. Only 60-66 hours from Richland will count toward the degree plan at the university a student transfers to. The state tracks that, so students cannot pick and choose what to transfer like they think they can. Who will be able to finish a Bachelor's Degree with no financial aid and having to pay full out of state tuition?????

    Melissa Logan continues to try to make every choir member a music major and puts them in dozens of hours that are not on any degree plan. That has left students with insane numbers of 100 up to 161 hours of almost all music nonsense that puts them right back in the dead end jobs that they were working in high school. Logan is destroying the lives of the students that come in.

    When I saw this record I knew immediately that it was the son of someone I had gone to school with. I had the heartbreaking task of informing this parent that Richland College had totally defrauded them. The parent thought that their son was well on the way to a music degree and only needed a few more classes to graduate and have a fabulous future. To find out that they were not in the right classes to finish and would run out of financial aid was devastating. The fact that the dozens of ensemble hours he was put in would not lead to gainful employment but end this fine young man's college career is criminal. He was on financial aid as the majority of students are.

    Thanks to Melissa Logan this former student has gone from working in the local grocery store that pays $8-$12 an hour to a seasonal job that pays $13-$17 an hour. That is not full-time, gainful employment. The years at Richland were a total waste for most of the students advised by Melissa Logan. Dallas College must be held accountable and this incompetent advisor who fills her own music class chairs must be terminated. Students need to be in Career Services, Thunderduck Hall to see the real advisors offices and the Transfer Center to prepare for jobs that pay.

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    Of the 60 credit hour degree plan this student has:
    29 MUEN credits of 4 on degree plan and transferable
    2 MUAP credits (private lessons in 1 instrument) credits of 8 on degree plan and transferable
    0 Credits of Music Theory and Ear Training Credits of 16 (4 semesters) needed to transfer
    1 credit of recital of 4 required
    30 credits of Student Success / Developmental not on degree plan

    20 Core hours attempted of 32 (Music Appreciation 3 credit hours is not for Music majors, Music Literature is)
    11 Core hours repeated
    3 Intro to Computing + (3 repeated not on degree plan)
    3 Film Appreciation (3 not on degree plan)
    1 Voice Class (1 not on degree plan)
    3 Learning Framework (3 not on degree plan)

    Total hours attempted = 106

    Hours remaining for Associate’s Degree in music:

    6 MUAP credits in 1 instrument
    9 or more Core hours depending on whether attempted core hours were passed plus Music Literature 1307 (3 credit hours)
    16 credit hours of Music Theory (2 year of Fall / Spring sequence)
    3 more credits of recital (part of 4 year music degrees that is normally required but that does not show in degree plans)
    4 credits of class piano (2 year of Fall / Spring) recommended to transfer as piano proficiency is a degree requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and normally taken in the Freshman and Sophomore years

    Remaining hours = 41 + depending on what was passed and progress going forward for what should have been a 60 credit hour degree plus the 4 hours of piano class as recommended.
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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare

    1.0★★★★★

    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Used to Love My Job; Now I Hate It

    Mar 22, 2021 - Professor in Dallas, TX

    Pros
    autonomy, ability to take on extra service for extra pay

    Cons
    Under new organization that corporatizes higher education; Fired countless, talented, long-time administrators without warning; unorganized scheduling system; lack of clear communication channels between higher admin & faculty; ineffective text book ordering system; condescending provost; claims to have embraced a more “student centric” approach yet students now have much less technology and academic advising support; no opportunities for a pay raise once someone has acquired (or has) a PhD
    Registration starts in 3 days. The schedules for Summer and Fall are totally screwed and unusable. Classes show on campus meetings, but the campus isn't listed so there is no way to tell where the class is being held. Classes that do show a campus in some cases show the wrong one. Classes that will have scheduled online meetings don't reflect that. This semester many students found themselves with 2 or more classes meeting at the same time online as those times are never published. Many long time instructors have been left off the MUAP (private leseson) and other schedules. Professors are listed in the wrong classes all over the schedules.

    No doubt books will be a nightmare to get again as usual. We had to buy books ourselves even though we paid for the joke of an IncludED program that was supposed to cover all required textbooks.

    Richland's dirty music advisors are still listed in an even more ridiculous mess of a schedule. Richland claims 20 ensembles. Only 8 made this semester. Usually 13 or so will make and that is with the dirty advisors putting students into 3-4 rather than the 1 ensemble on the degree plan that will transfer. Now, the new folks in charge as the wild firing and reorganizing goes on have 33 ensembles listed at Richland for the Fall.

    Dallas College is total chaos. Total Fail and waste of our tax dollars!

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    Re: Dallas College / DCCCD Richland Campus Music Advising Derrick Logozzo / Melissa Logan Out of State Tuition Nightmare



    Notice the concert attendance. I was the audience. The program has been dying for years. Carnival of Steel has collapsed to the point the only vendor at the last live event was the food caterer that Logozzo hired. No vendors will come out, only a handful of groups came in and played during that day (with half of them from Richland at Logozzo's request) and then all left before the evening concert. That last evening concert might have had 80 in the audience. That was parents, students who worked the show and the families of the guest artists and a number of Logozzo's relatives. There was almost no public interest whatsoever.

    Derrick Logozzo has completely destroyed this program with his dirty advising. The guitar class didn't make, but the few students left were forced to go up and perform so Logozzo could get something on stage.

    Trying to make everyone a music major despite the fact few are qualified to do so and putting every student that walks through the door in dozens of hours that apply to nothing and don't transfer is having catastrophic results. Students are exhausting their financial aid and going right back to the dead end jobs they had in high school. Of the handful that manage to transfer only a fraction ever finish a degree thanks to the horrific advising by Logozzo to fill his chairs.

    Dallas College needs to terminate the dirty advisors and start running an honest program. Students that come in should be welcomed into an ensemble while they pursue a degree that will lead to gainful employment. The select few capable of earning a degree in music should be in a rigorous program that exactly matches the degree plans and not used to fill ensemble, Fundamentals of Theory and lesson chairs to artificially increase the numbers for Logozzo.

    Ensemble sizes need to fit the type of group. Guitar ensemble should cap at 15 and make with 5 as should the Jazz Combos, Fusion, Chamber Brass, Chamber Strings, Chamber Woodwinds and Jazz Improvisation etc.

    Dallas College Richland Campus has the best adjuncts available, but the dirty advising by Derrick Logozzo and Melissa Logan, unmotivated and unqualified students retained in the program by Logan and Logozzo, and large class sizes have sunk the program like the Titanic. The program is a complete disaster at this juncture. Dallas College needs new leadership on all levels for this program and huge changes to make it trustworthy, viable and able to once again attract the top students in the area.
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    Richland is only a two-year program. This group and the Big Band Jazz need to be removed from the schedules. Logozzo can no longer put students into excess hours (meaning only the 4 ensemble hours total that will transfer with 1 each semester for 4 semesters total,) so loading students into this as their 3rd or 4th ensemble has to end. The few percussion students can play steel pans in one of their 4 percussion ensemble credit hours. For the students serious about transferring in Jazz we need the Jazz Combos, Jazz Improvisation and Fusion Band to be offered every semester.

    "A premiere DFW world music event." This event has been dying for years. Tickets were only $10 and there was almost no audience but family and music student workers. The online free event this year had a whopping audience of 8 including me taking screenshots. A total waste of tax dollars.


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