All new courses will need to be submitted to CPAC and GEC for approval in the GE Curriculum by Fall 2020. All GE courses must address the new Student Learning Outcomes and make them visible.
See Course Submission Guidelines for how to create your class for the new GE program.
For details about criteria for Breadth Areas, see Course Criteria.
Where to submit
All new GE courses (except FYEs) will be submitted through CPAC.
The deadline for submitting a GE Breadth Area Course is December 1, 2019 for priority consideration for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Like new GE courses, existing courses will need to be submitted to CPAC and GEC for approval in the GE Curriculum by Fall 2020. All GE courses must address the new Student Learning Outcomes and make them visible.
See Course Submission Guidelines for how to revise your class for the new GE program.
For details about criteria for Breadth Areas and FYEs, see Course Criteria.
All existing General Education courses need to be reviewed. You cannot grandfather your old course into the new system.
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There will likely be students who entered under the 2016-17 catalog (or later) who have completed or are enrolled in the “third” GECR in a list. There will be an extensive effort to communicate with all students to whom this ruling pertains and encourage them to seek out their advisor.
Advisors should review each case and adjust the student schedule to the new standard if the student is interested in doing so. The student in this example is required to take two (2) courses in each GECR area, not three (3).
A complex assignment is an assignment that has two or more stages. Students submit their work after they complete each stage and receive feedback on each submission. For more information on complex assignments, click here.
All GE courses are required to have at least one complex assignment. Instructors are to design their complex assignments to elicit the Student Learning Outcomes associated with the GE core skills that the course will teach and assess. For a more detailed overview of complex assignments, click here.
Giving students formative feedback in their complex assignments is a key aspect of teaching the General Education Outcomes. There are many strategies you may use to give formative feedback to the class as a whole that promote individuals to seek feedback on their own if they feel they need it.
Campus-wide discussion on Capstone courses in the new general education will begin in Winter 2020.
There are a few ways for faculty to get involved with the development of the General Education program:
General Education Committee
Faculty interested in joining the General Education Committee (GEC) can contact:
Faculty can attend workshops held periodically at Faculty Commons. See the Faculty Commons Calendar for workshop dates.
For workshops personalized for your department, contact the General Education Program Team.
Click here to view the Catalog that applies to students who were admitted to EWU in 2017 or later.
Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACRs) include courses in the Arts and Humanities, the Social Sciences, and the Natural Sciences. Each of these Breadth Areas have area-specific criteria that they address, as well as two Student Learning Outcomes. To learn more about the area-specific criteria in each Breadth Area Course, please see our Course Criteria page.
To learn more about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), please visit our Outcomes page.
Your General Education requirements will depend on the academic year you started at EWU.
The new General Education requirements only apply to students who have enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year or later.
If you have been absent from EWU for more than one academic year and have to reapply, you will automatically fall under the new General Education requirements.
If you started at EWU before the 2018-2019 academic year, select the year you started from the list below.
2014-2015 Requirements (Page 24)
2013-2014 Requirements (Page 24)
2012-2013 Requirements (Page 24)
There are many new changes to the General Education program here at EWU. To learn more about it, including some of the changes between the old and new programs, please visit our About page.
If you are coming in with an Associate of Arts from a Community College, or have a Direct Transfer Agreement, you will not be affected by the changes in Breadth Area Requirements. Because every student situation is unique, we encourage you to speak to your academic advisor.
It depends on when you were admitted as a student at EWU. Students who were admitted in Fall 2016 and later do not have to take CPLA, while students who were admitted before Fall 2016 are still required to take the course.
**Note that some majors still require CPLA. If you have questions consult a CAAR advisor.