Guidelines for General Education Course Proposals

Faculty may submit proposals for existing courses through a fast-track process that sends materials directly to the General Education Advisory Committee. Proposals involving new courses or course changes must be submitted through the Curriculum Proposal System.

To be successful, the proposed course must:

  • Fulfill the required learning outcomes, as outlined in the templates below
  • Include an assessment assignment that requires students to demonstrate competency in key learning outcomes, critical thinking and disciplinary writing

Courses in Tier I (Academic Foundations) and Tier II (Disciplinary Areas) must be at least three credit hours and eligible for inclusion in the Ohio Transfer Module. Tier III courses (Tags) may also fulfill major or disciplinary area requirements.

Fast-Track Process for Existing Courses

  • Download the appropriate template(s) below
  • If you are submitting a course for both a disciplinary area and a tag, complete both templates
  • Submit materials (completed template, syllabus, and assessment assignment) to gened@uakron.edu

Curriculum Proposal System Process for New Courses/Course Changes

  • Download the appropriate template(s) below and prepare your materials
  • Go to the CPS, open a proposal, and fill out information and upload materials as requested
  • On the "General Education" tab, leave the "Learning Outcomes," "Core Requirements," and "OTM" boxes blank
  • Upload the general education template and the assessment artifact assignment

Templates

Academic Foundations Courses

Disciplinary Area Courses

Tags

Contacts

Janet Bean, Coordinator of General Education, jbean@uakron.edu
Jenny Hebert, Assistant Coordinator of General Education, jgh2@uakron.edu