2022 GE Guidelines
The 2022 General Education Guidelines [pdf] were passed by the Academic Senate in May 2022 and are effective Fall 2022. The guideline revisions include new program goals and program learning outcomes (PLOS), revised Area Learning Outcomes (ALOs) and area content requirements, more explicit language around diversity goals and content, and new guidance on General Education assessment.
GE Syllabus Review Schedule
All GE courses were to be updated to the 2022 GE Guidelines by the beginning of Spring 2023. Their course syllabi will be reviewed on the following schedule.
A1, A2, A3 & standalone American Institutions courses
B1, B2, B3, B4 & R
C1, C2, V
D, S, integrated RSV, AMS 1AB and HUM 1AB/2AB
Syllabus Review Process
An Ad hoc GE Review Panel (GRP) for each GE Area will be convened during the review semester to support this effort. The GRP will review the master syllabus for each course in their assigned GE Area and provide feedback on alignment with 2022 GE Guidelines, including both GE ALOs and content requirements.
For this review the coordinator of each course will submit the following:
- an annotated syllabus (one per course) designating assignments that assess GE ALOs, how content is met and how diversity is included;
- sample assignments or prompts for assignments that are used for assessing the GE ALOs
GRP members will review each course and provide feedback on alignment with 2022 GE Guidelines, including both GE ALOs and content requirements.
The GRP will make a recommendation to the General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) as follows: Recertification, Revision, or, in rare cases, Discontinuation
Required revisions will be noted and sent to GEAC, who will work with the department to finalize the course. The Director of General Education and the GEAC Chair will be available for consultation if faculty need additional support revising their syllabus.