General Education

GE/2021 Implementation Schedule

Fall 2019

Exploring New Possibilities (Weeks 1-4)

  • CAB meeting (August 27, 12-2, SSC 122, open to the public): discussion of implementation policies and procedures
  • EPPC (August 29, KNDL 207/209, open to the public): discussion of implementation policies and procedures
  • Student Senate (August 30): discussion of implementation policies and procedures
  • Campus Forum (September 10, 12-2, 2nd floor of ARTS, open to the public): discussion of revising the number and/or title of upper-division Pathways and corresponding GE Minors
  • Campus Forum Online Comments (September 10-September 20)

Forming Recommendations (Weeks 5-9)

  • CAB meeting (September 24, 12-2, SSC 122, open to the public): revising the number and/or title of upper-division Pathways and corresponding GE Minors, discussion item. Agenda. (PDF)
  • CAB subcommittee (October 1, 12-2, SSC 122, open to the public): drafting a recommendation for CAB introduction item
  • CAB subcommittee (October 4, 2-2:30, SSC 466, open to the public): drafting a recommendation for CAB introduction item
  • CAB meeting (October 8, 12-2, SSC 122, open to the public): revising the number and/or title of upper-division Pathways and corresponding GE Minors, introduction item. Agenda (PDF).
  • CAB meeting (October 22, 12-2, SSC 122, open to the public): revising the number and/or title of upper division Pathways and corresponding GE Minors, action item. Action Item: Recommendation of GE Minors and Upper-Division Pathways (PDF) (full agenda available on October 18)
  • EPPC (October 31, KNDL 207/209, open to the public): discussion item

Situating the Courses (Weeks 10-15)

  • Campus communication: assurance that all courses retain GE status; presentation of upper-division Pathways and corresponding GE minors; invitation to departments and faculty to examine existing GE courses; and explanation of upper-division Pathway and GE Minor application guidelines and process
  • December 20: applications due from departments for upper-division Pathway designation for existing upper-division GE courses (courses can remain the same or be modified); and for GE Minor designation for existing lower- and/or upper-division courses (courses can remain the same or be modified)

Spring 2020 

Final Recommendations and Senate Implementation 

  • Week 1, CAB meeting (open to public): review of course applications and formation of subcommittees (Upper-Division Pathway subcommittee; and GE Minor subcommittee)
  • Week 2, outreach to departments in response to emergent challenges
  • Week 3, CAB meeting (open to public): Upper-Division Pathway subcommittee and GE Minor subcommittee recommendations, introduction item
  • Week 4, CAB meeting (open to public): Upper-Division Pathway subcommittee and GE Minor subcommittee recommendations, action item
  • Week 5, EPPC? (open to the public): discussion item of draft Upper-Division Pathways and GE Minors
  • Week 6, CAB meeting (open to public): final recommendation of Upper-Division Pathways and GE Minors
  • Weeks 7-15, EPPC-Senate (open to public)

Official Guidelines

"CAB will work directly with departments/faculty currently teaching GE courses, along with other departments/faculty interested in teaching GE courses, in a transparent and consultative process of revising the number and/or title of upper-division Pathways and corresponding GE Minors and designating the lower- and upper divisions courses that will count for each GE Minor. During this process, no courses that currently have GE status, including “experimental courses,” will forfeit their status, and courses with current GE status can change their title and/or Pathway focus without forfeiting GE status. Specifically, all courses with lower-division Subject Area or Subarea GE status and all courses in upper-division GE Pathways on the date when this EM is signed will maintain their status unless a department chooses to change the status of the course. In 2019-20, CAB will propose changes to existing GE Minors to EPPC. In 2020-21, CAB will promote GE through new graphics, digital interfaces and general outreach. The revised program will be implemented in fall 2021. The current EM 18-005 will remain in effect until implementation in fall 2021, with the exception of the policy for adding new courses to GE that will take effect immediately. Also beginning immediately, CAB will work with relevant units to transition our practices to support EO 1100, sec 2.2.3." (from EM 19-021)