|General education courses now listed electronically|
As was announced at the April 5 meeting of the University Senate, the current list of approved general education courses is no longer listed in the academic catalog. The list of courses approved for the current year can be found at:
This link currently contains courses approved for the 2007-2008 academic year, as well as courses from the 1997-2007 academic years. An archive of courses approved for at least the six previous academic years will be maintained on the site for reference by instructors, advisors, and students.
The list of approved courses for the upcoming academic year is finalized by the General Education Requirements (GER) Committee at the end of the preceding spring semester. The list is updated on a yearly basis based on the validation and revalidation requests processed by the GER committee.
The move to an electronic format allows an accurate, up-to-date, publicly available list of general education courses to be maintained without the constraints of the two-plus-year catalog cycle. It also facilitates the implementation of any changes in the general education program by the GER committee itself, or affiliated groups such as the General Education Task Force.
-- Matthew Cavalli, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4389