General Education Committee Submission Instructions
The GE submission form in PDF format should be submitted together with the course syllabus, also in PDF format, to the Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org by published deadline:
1. For a course to receive GE credit in fall semester, the proposal must be submitted to the GE Committee by published midterm date of the preceding spring semester.
2. For a course to receive GE credit in spring semester or Mayterm, the proposal must be submitted to the GE Committee by the published midterm date of the preceding fall semester.
The submission form or the course syllabus should address how exactly the course meets ALL certification criteria approved for a respective GE area and how Course Learning Outcomes are aligned with the area GE Learning Outcome(s). Please check the certification criteria and GE SLO(s) in the GE Committee Combined document. The course syllabus should follow GE Course Syllabus Guidelines. Do not use any special characters (*, (), #, etc.) in your file name.
If a course is approved by the GE committee during the fall semester, students will obtain the GE credit for this course beginning the following spring semester onward.
If a course is approved during the spring semester, students will obtain the GE credit beginning the following fall semester onward.
The GE credit will not be assigned retroactively.
The GE Committee will officially notify the Department Chair and instructor who submitted the proposal by means of a Memorandum.
Please note that the current syllabi must not include details about the course’s pending GE status.
Off-campus programs and courses
If you are applying for the GE credit for off-campus courses which reflect the modified version of either existing on-campus GE-certified courses or previously taught off-campus courses, please distinguish the level of your course modification and identify all introduced changes in a one paragraph statement within your Submission Form.
Changes in program learning objectives, number of credit units, program location, or disciplinary expertise of faculty personnel require a review and re-certification of the program.