Foundation Area GE Credit Guidelines:

Please submit to the GE Governance Committee the following information for each proposed course:

  1. An approved or in progress CIMS form
  2. A syllabus that includes the following:
    1. A one or two paragraph description
    2. Student learning outcomes
    3. An outline of proposed weekly lecture topics and, if appropriate, field trips, labs, or other experiential activities
    4. A reading list including films, if appropriate
    5. Description of student assignments. For each writing assignment include the nature of the assignment and its page length
    6. Description of the grading policy, specifically, the percentage that each component carries in determining a student’s course grade
  3. A completed GE Course Information Sheet for each proposed course:
    1. For Scientific Inquiry Courses: Information Sheet
    2. For Arts & Humanities and Society & Culture courses: Information Sheet

*Please note that if you are proposing a course for Scientific Inquiry AND another foundation, you must complete both information sheets

Please see the full guidelines including instructions for completing the GE Course Information Sheet.


Proposal Deadline Approved Courses Effective Term
Friday, September 28, 2018 Winter 2019*
Friday, January 4, 2019 Spring 2019*
Friday, March 29, 2019 Summer/Fall 2019*

*Effective term is as stated; however, courses may not be approved before the Schedule of Classes is published


Please submit the complete packet of course materials electronically to Chelsea Hackett at The cover letter should be addressed as follows:

Michael Hackett, Chair
General Education Governance Committee
Attn: Chelsea Hackett, Program Representative
A265 Murphy Hall
Mail Code: 157101

The General Education Governance Committee will notify departments after the workgroups have made a recommendation. Approval from the Undergraduate Council is required before a course is certified with General Education credit. Departments, Counselors, the College FEC, and the Registrars Office are notified upon approval from the Undergraduate Council.