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Course Approval & Governance

 

Gen Ed Course Proposal Information

 

The Gen Ed Course Approval process, including submission of materials by instructors and departments, is now EXCUSIVELY ONLINE.

The Gen Ed Council approves the following proposals:

Integrative Experience - Exclusively Online!

The upper-division integrative experience (IE) provides a structured context for students to reflect on their own learning and explore the connections between the broad exposure provided by General Education and the more focused exposure of their major. Each department will submit one overall departmental plan for its majors and as many specific option proposals as are needed for the credited option(s) available to its majors. Click here for more information.

Forms for informational purposes only:

IE Overall Departmental Plan, IE Specific Option Proposal,

IE Instructional Cost Form


Quinquennial Review - Exclusively Online!

In order to maintain the quality of instruction and integrity of designation in General Education courses, each course is reviewed and evaluated every five years.

Watch this instructional video to learn how to submit a quinquennial review proposal.

Forms for informational purposes only:

Form Q, Form LO

 

New Gen Ed Course - Exclusively Online!

The Gen Ed Council reviews proposals for courses that have never been offered before to assess whether the proposed course fulfills the overall and designation-specific goals and objectives of the Gen Ed curriculum. NOTE: The Gen Ed Council approves the designation only. New courses must also be approved by the Academic Matters Council.

Forms for informational purposes only:

The Relevant Designation Form(s), Form LO

 

Gen Ed Designation - Exclusively Online!

Proposals can be submitted for a current non-Gen Ed course to be assigned a Gen Ed designation.

Forms for informational purposes only:

The Relevant Designation Form(s), Form LO

 

Gen Ed Designation Change - Exclusively Online!

Instructors may submit materials to modify the designation(s) of an existing Gen Ed course.

Forms for informational purposes only:

The Relevant Designation Form(s), Form LO

 

4-Credit Conversion - Exclusively Online!

Courses in the Social World and Biological & Physical World that currently carry 3 credits may be proposed for 4 credits.

Forms for informational purposes only:

Form 4CA and Form 4CB


For assistance with the online system, consult the FAQ webpage.

 

PROPOSAL FORMS

Those relevant to your proposal will be included as part of the online submission process. Below you will find forms that should serve only as guidelines for the system generated online forms.

 

Please note: Do not upload Word versions of these forms in the online system, they are available here for drafting purposes only; you will be asked to fill these forms out online as part of submitting a new proposal.

Form LO
ALL Designations/ALL Proposal Types
View (MS Word)
Form G
Designation: AL/AT
View (MS Word)
Form H
Designation: HS
View (MS Word)
Form J
Designation: SB
View (MS Word)
Form K
Designation: BS/PS
View (MS Word)
Form LG
Designation: G
View (MS Word)
Form LU
Designation: U
View (MS Word)
Form M
Designation: R2
View (MS Word)
Form N
Designation: I
View (MS Word)
Form O
Designation: SI
View (MS Word)
Form P
Designation: Cluster
View (MS Word)
Form Q
Quinquennial Review
View (MS Word)
IE Overall Departmental Plan Form
IE Overall Departmental Plan
View (MS Word)
IE Instructional Cost Form
IE Overall Departmental Plan
View (MS Word)
IE Specific Option Proposal Form
IE Specific Option Proposal
View (MS Word)
Form 4CA
4-Credit Course Conversion, Section I
View (MS Word)
Form 4CB
4-Credit Course Conversion, Section II
View (MS Word)

 

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL


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