Criteria for Evaluating GE Course Proposals
Upper Division GE (B, C, D)
In general, course proposals for courses submitted as satisfying specific general education requirements must provide:
- Clear evidence that student learning outcomes specific to the block or GE requirement are being taught and assessed
- Course content in outline that demonstrates adequate time devoted to teaching and assessing the outcomes
- Evidence of specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area
GE Governing Principles
Proposal clearly demonstrates that the course
- Requires the practice and evaluation of writing in English, including, where appropriate, library assignments
- Provides ample opportunity for students to be active learners in their educational experience
- Does not require a non-General Education prerequisite
- Requires substantial writing consistent with general education policy
If the response to any of the GE governing principles above is No, the course will be returned unapproved.
Block or GE Requirement Student Learning Outcomes
Proposal clearly demonstrates that student learning outcomes are being taught and assessed sufficiently
- Demonstrate basic skills of General Education, namely, oral and written communication, critical thinking, and where appropriate, mathematical skills, beyond the lower division level.
- Demonstrate attainment at the upper division level of the outcomes identified under the breadth area requirements in Blocks B, C, and D.
- Demonstrate their mastery of the outcomes listed under the Civic Learning/ Community Engagement requirement in GE for courses so designated.
Implementation and Assessment
Proposal or supplemental materials provide evidence of
- Specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area