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Faculty, Staff & Advisors

The program is designed to unfold in phases for each student as they move toward degree completion. The program provides foundational courses, which are the building blocks of life long learning and success in other courses. It provides an opportunity for exploration, where students come into contact with ideas, traditions, disciplines, and skills that extend beyond the ones they even knew existed. In this phase, students often discover the major that truly inspires them, or the idea that brings together their goals or identity. As students move toward the completion of their major, the final phase of the general education program becomes most salient. In this final phase, students find new pathways to integrate ideas with those of their research core, creating opportunities for transformational knowledge production. Also, general education courses permit a student to differentiate their learning from the others in their research core, transforming them into members of their community with unique skills, knowledge, and abilities. Which courses will be foundational, exploratory, or integrative and differentiating depends on their prior learning, their pathway toward degree completion, and, ultimately, what they want their degree to do for them as they head into their unscripted future! 

Resources

Course Inclusion Requests

  • Request inclusion of a course in the General Education program.

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    Please follow these steps to submit a course to be considered for inclusion in the General Education program.

    Submit a General Education proposal using Curriculog (emich.curriculog.com). Please find additional information, including user guides at emich.edu/cpd.

    Proposals for GEEC, GEQR, GEUS, GEGA, GEKA, GEKH, GEKN, or GEKS follow these steps:

    1. Submission of a proposal by a faculty member
    2. Review and approval from relevant department committees, as outlined in department input documents
    3. Department Head/School Director
    4. Faculty Council (Not required by all colleges)
    5. College Dean
    6. Course and Program Development Office
    7. Vetting Committee
    8. Director of General Education
    9. Provost’s Office

    Proposals for Writing Intensive (GEWI) follow these steps:

    1. Submission of a proposal by a faculty member
    2. Review and approval from relevant department committees, as outlined in department input documents.
    3. Department Head/School Director
    4. Faculty Council (Not required by all colleges)
    5. College Dean
    6. Course and Program Development Office
    7. Writing Intensive Committee
    8. Director of Campus and Community Writing
    9. Director of General Education
    10. Provost’s Office

    Proposals for Learning Beyond the Classroom (GELB) follow these steps:

    1. Submission of a proposal by a faculty member
    2. Review and approval from relevant department committees, as outlined in department input documents.
    3. Department Head/School Director
    4. Faculty Council (Not required by all colleges)
    5. College Dean
    6. Course and Program Development Office
    7. Learning Beyond the Classroom Committee
    8. Director of General Education
    9. Provost’s Office
  • Request inclusion of a Writing Intensive Course

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    Please follow these steps to submit a writing intensive course to be considered for inclusion in the General Education program.

    For additional details regarding the structure of a WI course please see Writing Intensive Course. When you are ready to submit your proposal, please go to emich.curriculog.com.  For a Curriculog user guide, please see emich.edu/cpd.