Proposing a GE Course

The implementation of the new General Education (GE) program is planned to take place over a three-year period. Please refer to the Implementation & Teachout Plan for a timeline of GE course approvals.

Offering of "old format" courses is expected to be ended by Summer 2021.

How to Propose a Course

The initiator of the proposal (the “Originator” in Curriculog) is responsible for bringing a complete proposal document to the relevant department for department review. Proposers should not expect a new course to reviewed and approved within a single semester.

Create a GE Course Revision form in Curriculog

  • Log in to Curriculog and select "New Proposal".
  • Select the 2020-2021 GE Course Revision Form and click Start Proposal.
  • Import the course and launch the proposal to start tracking.
  • Fill in the rest of the proposal and attach the following items:
  1. A Course Content Criteria Worksheet for the relevant GE Area. Please refer to Resources to find Senate-approved area worksheets,
  2. Master or sample syllabus conforming to SSU Syllabus Policy. If including a sample syllabus, also include course or department guidelines that will be shared with instructors who will teach the course.
  3. A copy of the signature assignment
  4. AND, if you are proposing a First-Year Learning Community, a FLC Content Criteria worksheet, available on Resources.
  • When your proposal is complete, select Approve, enter any comments in the comment box if needed, and click the Make My Decision button to move the proposal forward in the workflow.

Routing

  1. Department Review: Route the proposal to the Chair of the Department in which the course will be offered or, depending on that department’s review process, to the Chair of the Department’s Curriculum Committee. 
  2. University Studies Curriculum Committee, if the proposed course is a First-Year Learning Community.
  3. General Education Subcommittee Review: All materials will be made available to University faculty. The GE Subcommittee Chair will add the proposal to an upcoming agenda. Proposers will be contacted after a first reading with any questions or requests for further information before a second reading. Proposers should expect subcommittee members will reach out to disciplinary faculty for appropriate advice.
  4. School Curriculum Committee Review: The Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the school in which the course is housed brings the proposal packet to review by the Committee. 
  5. Dean Review: The Dean of the school in which the course is housed reviews the proposal packet to insure that resources and staff are available to support the course. 
  6. Academic Affairs Review: Academic Affairs reviews the course to insure that it adheres to Title 5 requirements, checks CS code, and date of implementation.
  7. Educational Policies Committee Review: The proposal will be added to the EPC agenda as a consent item if the GE recommendation was unanimous. Any EPC member may then ask for the item to be moved off the consent calendar and onto the agenda as a business item. A proposal may also be placed directly on the EPC agenda as a business item at the discretion of the EPC Chair. EPC has final approval authority on GE courses. If a course is approved, the EPC chair will approve the proposal in Curriculog. Upon approval from EPC, the course is slated for addition to the course catalog.