Expedited Review Process

To ensure that courses meet the new learning outcomes, all current diversity courses will undergo an expedited review by the General Education Council. This expedited review process began Fall 2017, focusing particularly on the courses expected to be offered in Fall 2018, and will continue through the beginning of Spring 2019 so that all courses currently holding both a Diversity and a Social World designation will have been reviewed by the Spring 2019 registration period. If the course has not received approval by the Gen Ed Council by the beginning of Spring 2019, the course will lose the Diversity Gen Ed designation for offerings starting Fall 2019.

To facilitate the expedited review process, proposals will be accepted through email rather than through the Curriculum Management System. Completed forms should be emailed to the General Education Council (gened@acad.umass.edu) with a cc to the Department Head. Department Heads may then indicate approval by “replying all” to the submission. The General Education Council will notify the proposer and the Department Head that the proposal has been accepted for review. As the review process continues the General Education Council will consult with the proposer if questions arise. Notification of approval status will be sent to the proposer and the Department Head. The General Education Council will submit the approved courses to the Registrar’s Office.

**All expedited reviews are due by Tuesday, January 15, 2019.**

To complete the proposal submission

  1. Proposers should prepare:
    1. Form EP-G or EP-U.
    2. A revised course syllabus (please see the forms for instructions on the syllabus)
    3. Any additional materials (e.g. sample assignments or class discussion prompts) that proposers may wish to include.
  2. Email the full proposal submission (with a cc to department head) to gened@acad.umass.edu

Forms

  • Form EP-G for expedited reviews of courses holding a G designation in addition to a designation in a Social World Curriculum area.
  • Form EP-U for expedited reviews of courses holding a U designation in addition to a designation in a Social World Curriculum area.