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GE, Overlay, and Code (GEOC) Course Approvals

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All GEOC course approval requests should be completed, launched, and tracked via Curriculog. You do not need to download a separate, fillable PDF course approval form. All GEOC course approval forms are now integrated in the Curriculog forms and completed exclusively online through Curriculog..

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15

All course proposal requests that do not reach APS by October 15 must be resubmitted using the appropriate Curriculog form for the next catalog year.  

Contact Cierra Fabrigas in the Office of General Education if you have any questions.  

Guide to GEOC Course Approvals

A Faculty Guide to GEOC Course Approvals can be downloaded. This resource is intended to help CSUEB faculty develop and submit course approval requests via Curriculog to the Office of General Education and GEOC Subcommittee of CIC for their reviews of new GEOC courses, revisions to existing GEOC courses, or existing GEOC courses up for recertification.

Process and Timeline

New and Revised GEOC Courses

Senate policy establishes a Timeline for Curricular Changes (17-18 CIC 35), and the Curricular Procedures Manual describes the approval process for new course and course revision requests. The approval process for GEOC courses is highlighted below.

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Course proposals/revision/recertification requests that do not reach APS by October 15 must be re-submitted using the appropriate Curriculog form for the next catalog year.

Recertifications of GEOC Courses

As state in the Policy for Renewal of General Education Programs (13-14 CIC 4 amended), existing GEOC courses will be reviewed by the GEOC Subcommittee on 5-year intervals. Any existing GEOC course that is not approved by GEOC for recertification (renewal) will lose its GEOC certification.

A new review cycle will begin with GE Areas B1, B2, B3, and E courses (and their Overlays, if applicable) in the 2019-20 academic year and will proceed over the next 4 years as detailed in the figure to the right.

Courses that carry both a GE and Overlay or Code certification will be reviewed for both certifications according to the GE designation. Courses that carry both U.S. Code and Overlay certifications will be reviewed according to the Code designation.

Course recertification reviews will occur according to the schedule regardless of when the course was originally certified.

Course recertification requests must reach APS by October 15.

Course Recertification Timeline

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Making A GEOC Course Approval Request

The Currciular Procedures Manual provides step-by-step instructions, timelines, and other necessary information needed for launching new course requests, course revision requests, or other curricular changes to academic programs at Cal State East Bay. These procedures are in compliance with local CSUEB policy, CSU Chancellor's Office guidelines, and WASC accreditation standards. The details most germane to GEOC course requests are emphasized in this section.

All GEOC course approval requests should be completed, launched, and tracked via Curriculog. The need for a course approval form downloaded from the GE website as a fillable PDF has been eliminated. All GEOC course approval forms are now integrated in the Curriculog forms and completed exclusively online through Curriculog.

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ONE FORM TO APPLY FOR THEM ALL

The Curriculog New Proposal forms are categorized by GE area, Overlay, and Code. Each Curriculog New Proposal form is used to do any of the following:

  • Propose a new* GEOC course
  • Revise an existing GEOC course
  • Request to add a GEOC certification to an existing course
  • Re-certify an existing GEOC course

*In the world of GEOC, a new course is a new or existing course not currently certified for GE, Overlay, or Code.

Starting a New Proposal In Curriculog

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COMPLETING THE PROPOSAL IN CURRICULOG

Completing Required Fields/Boxes

If this is an existing course listen in the University Catalog:

Click on this icon (on navigation bar at top left of form) to Import all existing course information stored in the University Catalog. This will auto-populate many of the fields in the form. Carefully review imported information and update as needed. Complete any fields that require new information. There are step-by-step instructions on how to import catalog information in Curriculog in the section, "1. Course Information."

If this is a brand new course, fill in all fields as specified.

Attaching Course Syllabi

Upload a representative course syllabus for each delivery format (i.e., on-ground, online, and/or hybrid). Per Senate policy (17-18 FAC 8), all course syllabi must include the course learning outcomes as well as all appropriate GE area/Overlay learning outcomes each time the course is taught. Ise the file name convention as specified in Curriculog prior to uploading your syllabus(-i).

Saving and Launching the New Proposal in Curriculog

Click on this icon (on navigation bar at top left of form or on the bottom of page) to Save All Changes to the proposal.

Click on this icon (on navigation bar at top left of form) to Validate and Launch Proposal after you've finalized the proposal and are ready to move it forward to the next review step.

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