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General Education

Feedback from the College Deans

Consultation

"Once a year, in consultation with Academic Advising, the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, and college deans, CAB may recommend a call for new GE course proposals in one or more areas based on programmatic needs and historical and projected student demand data. The date and rationale will be publicly available at www.csuchico.edu/ge. If there is no need for additional courses in any Subject Area, Subarea, upper-division Pathway, or GE Minor there will be no call for new courses to GE" (EM 19-021)

2020-21

  1. How did the consultation take place?

    • Programmatic needs and historical and projected student demand presented to all College Deans in a Google Form survey, available January 8-January 22
    • Presentation at the Provost's Academic Council.
  2. Who responded to the Google Form survey?

    • College of Business
    • College of Communication and Education
  3. Survey responses for Historical and Projected Student Demand areas identified by Academic Advising

    • Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (B1, B2, B4, or upper division) to create an opportunity for additional GE course(s) from underrepresented departments/colleges (e.g., ECC), as instructed by EPPC and Senate.
      • 2/2 respondents support. CME feels underrpresented with expertise in this area. BUS proposes course substitution for BSIS 308.
    • Area F Ethnic Studies. The call would be for existing courses, with an existing crosslist with AAST, AIST, AFAM, CHLX, or MCGS, as requested by the Ethnic Studies ad hoc Committee. Courses could be lower division or upper division.
      • 0/2 respondents support.
    • Lower-division course for the GE Minor in Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty in any GE Area except Area C2 Humanities and Area F Ethnic Studies (due to changes to Area D).
      • 1/2 respondents support.

2019-20

  1. How did the consultation take place?

    • Programmatic needs and historical and projected student demand presented to all College Deans in a Google Form survey, available January 1-January 17
    • Meeting with all College Deans and Associate Deans at the Provost's Academic Council, January 14.
  2. Who responded to the Google Form survey?

    • College of Business
    • College of Communication and Education
  3. Survey responses for Historical and Projected Student Demand areas identified by Academic Advising

    • 1 course in UD-B (Health and Wellness)
      • 2/2 respondents support
    • 1 course in UD-C (Health and Wellness)
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • 1 course in UD-D (Health and Wellness)
      • 2/2 respondents support, 1 adds that "more options, consistent with a cogent and cohesive pathway or minor, is a good thing"
  4. Survey responses for Programmatic Need areas identified by CAB

    • Lower-Division B4 Mathematics / Quantitative Reasoning (currently labeled A4 at Chico State, but our A4 will become B4 in Fall 2021) courses in computer science, personal finance, statistics or discipline-based mathematics or quantitative reasoning.
      • 2/2 respondents support, adding that more offerings could be good if they are really B4 equivalents, and wondering how the course proposals will be vetted
    • Upper-Division B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning courses in computer science, personal finance, statistics or discipline-based mathematics or quantitative reasoning in four possible Pathways: Equity, Ethics, and Policy; Innovation, Design and the Arts; Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty; and Sustainability and Climate Change.
      • 2/2 respondents support and plan to propose courses in these areas.
    • 1 course in Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning for Equity, Ethics, and Policy (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • 1 course in Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning for Innovation, Design, and the Arts (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • 1 course in Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning for Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • 1 course in Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning for Sustainability and Climate Change (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • 3 courses in Upper-Division Area D Social Sciences for California: People, Place, and Cultures.
      • 2/2 respondents support, adding that one will likely propose courses in this area, but the other wondering if this is a sign of an unviable Pathway
    • 2 courses in Upper-Division Area D Social Sciences for Innovation, Design, and the Arts.
      • 2/2 respondents support, adding that one will likely propose courses in this area
    • GE Minor California: People, Place, and Cultures. 1 Upper-Division Area D Social Sciences course (could be met by UD-D course above).
      • 2/2 respondents support, adding that one will likely propose courses in this area
    • GE Minor Equity, Ethics, and Policy: 1 Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning course (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • GE Minor Gender and Sexuality: 1 Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning course. Feedback?
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains
    • GE Minor Innovation, Design, and the Arts: 1 Upper-Division Area D Social Sciences course (could be met by UD-D course above).
      • 2/2 respondents support, adding that one will likely propose courses in this area
    • GE Minor Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty: 1 Upper-Division Area B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning course (could be met by UD-B course above).
      • 1/2 respondents support, 1 abstains