1. Faculty developing a general education course proposal should be familiar with the general education policy and its expectations. (Please see Academic Senate web site - University Policy Statements or the GE Program website.)
2. The GEGC will look for documentation that the course is appropriate for and meets the criteria for the requested designation(s) and level. (Please see the current General Education Policy for the description of the designations and criteria.)
3. GEGC’s central focus in course proposal review is the achievement of the Essential General Education Student Learning Outcomes and not the traditional “discipline exclusiveness” (i.e. Foundation). Burden of proof for the development, achievement, and assessment of the student learning outcomes within a specific designation rests with the unit (e.g. program or department or college) developing the course proposal.
4. Departments should strive to design courses in which the GE learning objectives are integrated throughout the course.
5. Normally, a course should have a formal curriculum certification by the University and be listed as “active” in the Department’s Active Courses file (CS Link / Class Management � Active Courses) to be eligible for review by the GEGC.
a.) Exception: New course proposals to the university that are requesting general education approval are eligible for GEGC review concurrent with the university curriculum festival provided the GE course proposals have been approved by the department and college curriculum committees and the College Dean (or designee).
6. Course proposals and supporting documents, must be in electronic PDF format.
7. A GE Course Proposal consists of the following:
a.) General Education Course Proposal Action Form
i.) Available on the General Education Program website.
ii.) Courses cross-listed in more than one department/college must have been approved by both parties and submit to the GEGC coincidently.
b.) Standard Course Outline (SCO)
i.) Standard course outlines should adhere to their college or disciplines template.
ii.) Should your department/college not have a template, a standard course outline template and sample are available in the curriculum handbook.
iii.) General Education Student Learning Outcomes are clearly identified.