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General Education

Call for GE Courses Consultation: Feedback from the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee


"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 data and rationale will be publicly available at 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)


Enrollment Management Advisory Committee recommendation (February 16, 2021)

  1. EMAC generally recommends adding sections of high-demand GE courses whenever possible to relieve bottlenecks rather than making a call for new GE Area courses.
  2. EMAC encourages in particular providing additional sections of high-demand GE courses that satisfy more than one requirement (e.g., GE, W, major, minor, USD/GC). More sections of these GE courses, rather than new courses, help shorten time to degree.
  3. Whenever the need for new courses is identified, in keeping with the second item above, EMAC recommends that CAB give special consideration to new courses that satisfy multiple requirements.


  1. Who contributed responses to these questions?

    • The Chairs of EMAC in Consultation with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Office of Admissions
  2. Do you expect enrollment to change? If so, by how much.

    • Yes, anticipating 1% growth
  3. What data informed these recommendations?