General Education Course Review Process

The General Education Implementation Subcommittee has the responsibility of reviewing all faculty requests for course approvals into the Dearborn Discovery Core. The Subcommittee shall begin its work in the Fall 2014. 

All faculty who are seeking to have courses approved to be a part of the Dearborn Discovery Core need to follow one of two processes:

1) All existing course requiring no changes (i.e., course description change, etc.) can be sent directly to Associate Provost Sollenberger.

2) New courses must go through the regular curriculum review process within a faculty memberís college before being submitted for inclusion in the Dearborn Discovery Core.

To initiate the general education course approval process, faculty need to complete one of the Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms for a given category of the general education program (e.g., Written and Oral Communication, Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving, Critical and Creative Thinking, etc.). Faculty should consult with their discipline/program colleagues when making a determination to propose a course for inclusion into the Dearborn Discovery Core. All completed forms can be sent directly to Associate Provost Sollenberger unless the facultyís college and/or department has stipulated additional review requirements. 

Important features of the review process:

A course approved for the Dearborn Discovery Core is valid for all future semesters unless that course is not offered within a two-year period or faculty fail to complete an assessment report when required to do so.

Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms

Note: Please download the Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms and save them on your computer prior to entering any data.


Exemplar Course Forms and Supporting Documents

Humanities and the Arts

ARTH 101: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving

MATH 115: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus and Supporting Documents.

Capstone Experience

CIS 4952/4962: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus, and Supporting Documents.

EXPS 420: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus, and Supporting Documents.

 

Please contact Associate Provost Sollenberger or Chief Assessment Officer Reynolds if you have any questions.