General Education Course Proposals

Note: New processes developed with the UCA Core have not yet been incorporated into the CDPG. See the UCA Core web site for current information.

For non-general education courses, see the Guidelines for New Course Proposals.

For all courses – both new and existing – complete sections I-III.

I. COVER SHEETS (2 forms)

For new courses: New Course Proposal (Curriculum Form 1) and General Education Course Proposal (Curriculum Form 4)

For existing courses: Proposal for Curriculum Change (Curriculum Form 2) and General Education Course Proposal (Curriculum Form 4)

Curriculum forms are available online: link to forms.

II. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course description as it will appear in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

III.  COURSE SYLLABUS

The syllabus should include course title, bulletin description, course goals, course outline, a description of the method for the evaluation of student performance, and selected course references (optional if the course is an existing course). The reference list should give complete citations using the style guide appropriate to the discipline.

For new courses only, complete sections IV and V also.

IV.  PLACE IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

  1. Why is this course being proposed? How does it advance the purpose and objectives of the general education program?
  2. Describe the adequacy of the library resources to support this course.
  3. Will this course normally be held on campus? If not, describe the off-campus facilities for the course, including classroom space, library access and the character of the library resources, laboratory resources, and faculty office space. Also, outline plans for supervision and evaluation of this course.

V.  RESOURCES IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED COURSE

  1. Identify the persons who may be assigned to teach this course.
  2. State the impact of this course upon other courses in the department in terms of faculty time and teaching load.
  3. Describe any additional resources needed to implement this course.