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General Education Category and Global Marker Request Form (Word)
General Education Category and Global Marker Request Form (PDF)

SI (Speaking Intensive) Recertification Form (PDF)
SI (Speaking Intensive) Recertification Form (Word)


Sample responses to question 14 (GE Category & Global Marker Request Form)

The following assessment results may be used to complete the recertification form:
GLT Assessment Results: Spring 2012; 2013-2014
GFA Assessment Results: Spring 2012; 2012-2013
GHP Assessment Results 2012-2014
GPR Assessment Results Spring 2012
GN Assessment Results 2012-2013
GRD Assessment Results 2012-2013, 2014-2015

The review of UNCG’s General Education program and its courses is a continuous process that requires faculty guidance and participation. Recertification is necessary in order to ensure that GEC courses continue to meet the learning outcomes for which they were approved. The recertification process does not imply any mistrust of faculty intentions or integrity – it is simply a means of ensuring the intentionality and coherence of the general education curriculum approved by the faculty. Departments are responsible for ensuring that GEC learning outcomes are addressed in all sections of courses approved for general education.

The General Education Council notifies faculty in GEC categories or marker areas that their courses are due for review and recertification according to the following four-year cycle; the four-year review cycle began again in 2014:


2014-15: GMT and GNS
2015-16: GLT, GFA, and GPR
2016-17: GHP, GN, GRD, and WI
2017-18: GSB, GL, SI

Note that recertification must be completed prior to the Bulletin deadline included in the Curriculum Guide for submission of all curriculum changes to the General Education Council. The Council will use the current GEC Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) published in the Curriculum Guide as a foundation for the recertification and approval of GEC category and marker courses until they are revised through the recertification review process.

Ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittee review process:

  • The General Education Council chair will submit a request to all Deans for recommended appointments to ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittees for the GEC categories or markers scheduled for recertification. All GEC recertification subcommittees will be broadly representative of University expertise from the College and professional schools.
  • General Education Council members will serve as representatives to the GEC ad hoc subcommittees to ensure consistency of the review process across GEC categories.
  • The Council will run a workshop for ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittee members on General Education program goals and GEC alignment. Ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittees will be charged to revise the GEC SLOs as necessary to balance GEC expectations and institutional needs.
  • The ad hoc subcommittees will publish the revised draft SLOs that must be addressed in all courses in the GEC category or marker. GEC category and marker SLOs must identify alignment with general education program goals.
  • The ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittees will convene open meetings for broad faculty input on the draft SLOs.
  • The ad hoc subcommittees will revise SLOs based on faculty feedback and submit final draft to Council.
  • The General Education Council will either endorse the revised SLOs or bring any issues lacking consensus to the Faculty Senate for resolution.
  • Faculty seeking recertification will submit syllabi identifying instructional strategies and documenting student work products that support GEC category requirements.
  • The ad hoc GEC recertification subcommittees will recertify courses that meet GEC requirements.
  • The ad hoc subcommittee will return syllabi not meeting GEC requirements to faculty with suggestions for further revision.
  • The ad hoc subcommittees will complete recertification of the category or marker under review and submit final recertification reports to the Council for endorsement.
  • The Council will hold an end-of-year meeting with the ad hoc recertification subcommittees to review the process.

If students are enrolled in a course that was decertified after preregistration, all students will receive the general education credit that was advertised in the course schedule when they registered.

Faculty wishing to establish GEC certification for courses may apply at any time under the current course approval process identified in the Curriculum Guide. The General Education Council recognizes that faculty will make changes in course syllabi to revise course content and expects that syllabi shall continue to address the GEC Student Learning Outcomes for which they were originally approved as outlined in the Curriculum Guide. The Council may periodically request course syllabi to ensure ongoing delivery of GEC learning outcomes.

The General Education Council will work with the WI and SI Committees to establish an effective and ongoing recertification process for all WI and SI courses.