General Education certification ["1-year" cycle]

(Appropriate GE Forms)

Note that if the course is new or is being changed, then the process for new courses and changes to existing courses should be followed.

  1. College Review Level (See College procedures and timelines).
  2. If the College recommends approval, it sends the course proposal to Academic Programs.
  3. Academic Programs sends the course proposal to the GEC, which reviews the proposed course for use in fulfillment of General Education requirements. The GEC approves courses for use in General Education.
  4. If the GEC approves the use of a course in satisfying General Education requirements, it reports this approval and the effective date to originator and the Academic Senate.

Note that although lists of certified courses are published in the General Catalog every other year, General Education courses are identified via the course attributes in the printed and on the on-line Class Schedules.

In order for a General Education designation to be included in a printed Fall Class Schedule, the GEC needs to complete the certification process and notify Academic Programs by the fourth week of January.  In order to allow sufficient time for careful review at GEC, proposals for Fall implementation should be submitted to Academic Programs by the end of the preceding September.

In order for a General Education designation to be included in a printed Spring Class Schedule, the GEC needs to complete the certification process by the fourth week of September. Since it is not possible for the GEC to carefully review many course proposals in early September, proposals for Spring implementation should be submitted to Academic Programs by the end of February of the preceding year.

GE Course proposals which are approved by the GEC after these dates (second week of January for Fall, and fourth week of September for Spring) - but before the start of the semester for which implementation is desired - can still be offered, but they will only appear in the on-line Class Schedule