Requests for Gen Ed designation should be submitted using this online form: http://www2.binghamton.edu/general-education/courseform.html
Faculty, instructors, or staff are allowed to submit requests for Gen Ed designation. The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has left this decision up to individual departments: some departments have mandated that only the undergraduate director or chair can submit requests, while other departments allow instructors or administrative staff members to submit requests. Please check with your chair or undergraduate director regarding the policy in your department.
We recommend that requests are submitted as early during the course-building period as possible so that approved Gen Eds can be added to the courses before registration opens. However, we will consider Gen Ed designations up until the Add Deadline of a semester.
It depends how recently the provisional designation was approved. If you are planning to re-offer a topics course that has received a Gen Ed designation within the past two academic years (including Summer or Winter Sessions), we can give it the same designation again, without the need to resubmit, if all of the following conditions are met:
Yes. The department chair or undergraduate director (or their designee) may request that a Gen Ed designation be removed because a course is no longer being taught to meet the requirement. Instructors can also request that a Gen Ed designation be removed; if the request comes from an instructor, the department chair and/or undergraduate director should be copied on the request. All requests to remove a Gen Ed designation must be made in writing (i.e., via email), not over the phone.
IMPORTANT! If a course already has students registered, or a course has already started, all students MUST be informed in writing before a Gen Ed will be removed from a course. We strongly discourage the removal of a Gen Ed designation once a course has started. Please contact Liz Abate, Coordinator of General Education, at email@example.com, for more information on this process.
Gen Ed designations are added to courses after the initial course-building period and again after the adjustment period. Although weekly queries are run during registration to look for new courses, they do not always pick up all of the new courses that were built. If your department adds a course after the end of course building, please email Liz Abate, Coordinator of General Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Gen Ed can be added.
No. Once a course is complete, it is too late to add a Gen Ed designation.
Last Updated: 7/29/13