Revised General Education Curriculum
All courses, including existing general education courses, that wish to be a part of the revised curriculum must complete and submit the online Application for General Education Course and the appropriate Faculty Senate Course Approval and Resource forms (only required for substantive changes to an existing course or proposal of an entirely new course), through the approval process as described by Faculty Senate in the Course Proposal Information.
The online form requests: (1) a sample syllabus including a policy statement and clearly articulated General Learning Goals and Specific Learning Outcomes for the course; (2) evidence of course coordinator’s ability to maintain quality of the course (recommended completion of General Education Assessment Training); (3) an assessment plan; and (4) statements from the Department Head(s) and Dean(s) validating the information provided in the proposal.
Evaluation of Proposed Courses
CGEIP will consider the following criteria essential when reviewing course proposals:
- Well-planned and articulated incorporation of Faculty Senate-Approved (October 2, 2012) General Learning Goals and Specific Learning Outcomes according to the General Education Structure (Minimum Specific Learning Outcomes for each of the General Learning Goals are: minimum of two Specific Learning Outcomes for General Goals 2, 7, 12, 13, & 15; minimum of three Specific Learning Outcomes for General Goals 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 14; and minimum of four Specific Learning Outcomes for General Goal 5; First-year seminar is only required to address one specific learning outcome for each of its general goals listed as instructed in the General Education Structure).
- Last CGEIP review, including assessment of student learning, for existing general education courses
- Clear assessment plan for General Learning Goals and Specific Learning Outcomes
- Ability to staff proposed sections throughout the year in semesters and modalities proposed
- Description of instructional methods that support student success
Other items to be considered when reviewing course proposals:
- Number of students served per year
- Variety of modalities offered
- Inclusion of High Impact Educational Experiences (HIEE) such as service learning, learning communities, internships, linked courses, interdisciplinary courses, team-taught courses, and study away.