University Curriculum Committee: Information on General Education
The University Curriculum Committee, per Faculty Senate bylaws, is responsible for overseeing the general education program, including:
a. Validating/revalidating courses and experiences to ensure that general education outcomes are met.
b. Coordinating periodic assessment of students’ attainment of intended student outcomes in general education.
Validating courses includes approving courses for the General Education program. Courses, existing or new, can be proposed for General Education through CourseLeaf and requires submission of the General Education Rubric.
Revalidation of courses approved for General Education happens approximately every five years. Instructions for how to revalidate a previously approved General Education course against the core undergraduate learning outcomes will be available soon on this website.
The committee limits the time period for General Education course review and validation to the fall semester.
The committee also reviews student appeals for exceptions to General Education Requirements. submission deadlines are November 15 (fall semester) and April 15 (spring semester).
Currently, the committee is collaborating with the University Assessment Committee for coordinating periodic assessment of students’ attainment of intended student outcomes in general education.
The committee does not meet over the summer.