General Education and Cultural Diversity
Current information on the General Education redesign, GE Pathway Resource Center, and how to propose a new course for inclusion in GE can be found at:
Please follow the link to the GE Pathway Resource Center. To propose a new course for GE:
1. Fill out the normal CPCR paperwork for a new course proposal, and follow your college curriculum procedure;
2. Submit the Foundation course proposal (for Foundations courses) or the appendix to the relevant Pathway proposal.
Course Proposal and Course Review
A GE Course Report is used both to report on an existing GE course and to propose a new GE course. These reports are most commonly submitted during normal periodic reviews of the GE program. Courses having or seeking Diversity status ("U.S. Diversity/USD" and "Global Cultures/GC") are included in this process. Please note that prior to fall 09, USD = Eth and GC = NW
Two documents are required for a GE Course Report: a Cover Form and Guidelines for Supplemental Materials. For reporting on or proposing an Upper Division Theme, a guideline for a GE Theme Report is also required.
In order to open these documents, either from this web page or locally, you will first need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Download and install Acrobat Reader, if you don't already have it.
The information for a GE course report cover form is entered using your web browser. The necessary information will be requested through a web-based form. You will be able to complete the form by clicking on blank fields and typing appropriate responses. You will also click on the boxes corresponding to the GE classifications addressed by your course.
Once you have provided all pertinent information and clicked on the "submit" button, an Adobe Acrobat file containing a summary of the information you provided will be downloaded to your computer. When opened with Acrobat Reader, you will be able to print the file for use as a cover form and as guidelines for supplemental materials used to compile a course report. Warning: Acrobat Reader will not allow you to alter the downloaded file! If you wish to change any of the information provided in the file you will have to resubmit all information using your web browser, and download a new file.
The guidelines for supplemental materials are generated for the GE classification(s) of your course, as provided by you during completion of the web-based form. Do not use these guidelines for any other course. Each course requires course-specific guidelines obtained through submission of applicable data on the web-based form.
A general purpose guideline is used when reporting on or proposing an Upper Division Theme. This document is an Adobe Acrobat form, which can be downloaded and saved to your computer. When opened with Acrobat Reader, you will be able to complete the form by clicking on blank fields and typing appropriate responses and by clicking on appropriate informational boxes. The completed form may then be printed for use as a cover form and as a guideline for an Upper Division Theme Report. Warning: Acrobat Reader will not allow you to save the completed form - so be certain the form is filled out completely and correctly, then printed, before you close the file!
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The cover form and guidelines are based on criteria contained in two companion GE documents:
- Executive Memorandum 99-05 General Education Program and
- Memorandum of Understanding 05/09/01 Administration of General Education Policy (pdf)
- Academic Department Manual Table of Contents
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