Project Timeline

The General Education Revision Subcommittee (GERS) has been asked by the Academic Sentate and campus administration to help develop a revised General Education (GE) program for Sonoma State University.  Meanwhile, the Educational Policies Committee (EPC), together with some school curriculum committees, has developed a plan for bringing SSU partially in compliance with CSU Executive Orders 1100 and 1110 for Fall 2018.

The project timeline for GE revision is tenative.  However, the CSU Chancellor's Office expects campuses to be fully in compliance with Executive Orders 1100 and 1110 by Fall 2019.  The dates below are estimates and subject to change as needed.

GE Revision Project Timeline

  • January 2018
    • Faculty retreat focused on meaning of GE, challenges faced by departments and students, and pros/cons of GE models used on other campuses
  • Spring 2018
    • GE Revision Subcommittee created (subcommitte of EPC)
    • GERS developed statement of purpose for GE, learning goals, and learning outcomes
    • GERS sought input from campus stakeholders about these statements and goals through meetings with faculty, staff, and students; consultations with EPC and the GE Subcommittee, and the circulation of a campuswide survey
    • GERS sent learning outcomes to ASPIRE for review
    • GERS reviewed GE Models and developed directions for SSU GE Revision
    • GERS developed a communication plan and timeline fo summer work
  • Summer 2018
    • Incorporate feedback from campus community into revision of goals, learning outcomes, and statement of purpose
    • Develop a model for GE based on goals/outcomes, campus feedback, parameters established by the executive orders and constraints of existing SSU programs
    • Draft report of how this model meets SSU's GE goals and fits the parameters of the executive orders
    • Make recommendations for implementation
  • Fall 2018
    • GE model available for comment by campus stakeholders
    • GE model proposal moves through faculty governance process
  • Spring 2019
    • Campus, school, and department bodies develop implementation plans
    • Implementation plans approved
  • Fall 2019
    • New GE program implemented for new first-year and transfer students
    • Bridge programs in place for continuing students