Submit Courses for new General Education curriculum

Course submission guidelines for the new General Education curriculum

Newly-developed templates make submitting and reviewing courses for the new GE simpler, more transparent, and more collaborative. Faculty from across the university have volunteered to review course submissions. The course submission process varies depending on which section of the GE curriculum the course fits into. Submission guidelines for each category are included below, and an overview of the structure of the new GE can be found  here.

1. Courses already on the books seeking status in the Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Diversity Foundation

Faculty can request approval by submitting a request through the curriculum portal and should work with their Director of Undergraduate Studies or appropriate support staff person to get the documents submitted. The submission must include a syllabus and a completed GE Foundation Course submission form available below, plus any required concurrence forms or college-specific materials (revised curriculum map, etc.). An assessment plan is not required, nor is a separate GE rationale. Requests will be evaluated by a panel of the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (ASCC).

2. Existing courses seeking status in one of the Themes

Faculty can request approval by submitting a request through the curriculum portal and should work with their Director of Undergraduate Studies or appropriate support staff person to get the documents submitted.  The submission must include a syllabus and a completed GE Theme Course submission form, available below, plus any required concurrence forms or college-specific materials (revised curriculum map, etc.). Submissions do not require an assessment plan or a separate GE Rationale. Requests will be evaluated by a panel of the Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (ASCC) with support from faculty with expertise in the content of the Theme.

3. New courses seeking status in a Foundation or Theme

New courses must first be approved by the department and by the relevant college curricular body before advancing to a panel of ASCC for approval within the GE. Faculty hould follow their college processes for course approval and submission, working with their Director of Undergraduate Studies or appropriate support staff person to navigate this process. Once courses have been approved by the college, they will follow the procedure described above for existing courses seeking to be part of the Foundations or Themes.

4. Theme courses seeking to qualify as 4-credit, Integrative Practice courses.

Theme courses that involve the pedagogies identified in the Implementation Report as qualifying for 4-credit, Integrative Practice status can request this status when the course is submitted to the Theme. This can be done by submitting a completed Integrative Practices Inventory. The inventory documents the expectations of each high-impact pedagogy and will be reviewed during  course approval. The expectations for each practice are provided below.

Copies of the course submissions forms, instructions, and support materials can be downloaded below.