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Campus Procedure for Proposing Changes to the General Education Core

General Education Core Change Proposal (On-Campus Routing Form)

 

TBR requires institutions to maintain a reasonable number of general education courses and to submit any proposed additions or deletions in a timely manner.  Therefore, any proposed additions or deletions should follow the campus process below. 

 

1.      Department chairs, in consultation with their faculty and department Curriculum Committee, shall propose additions or deletions to the General Education Core as outlined below for consideration by the College Curriculum Committee in March. 

a.       Complete Summary Form #1 which records the changes in the total number of courses proposed and the changes in totals for each subject category.

b.      Complete Summary Form #2  which enumerates the course(s) for addition or deletion.  In each case, provide the course prefix, number, title, semester hours, and core subject category (e.g. Humanities). 

c.       In a cover memo, provide a justification for all proposed course deletions and/or additions to the core.  Provide also a syllabus for each recommended additional course, including evidence that the course meets the learning outcomes established by the TBR for that core subject category.  Keep in mind that the proposed courses should be broad in scope and not narrowly focused.

 

2.                  The Department Chair should forward the approved proposal(s) to the College Dean at least one week prior to the March meeting of the College Curriculum Committee.

 

3.                  If proposed changes impact teacher licensure programs, proposal(s) approved by the College Curriculum Committee should be forwarded to the Council for Teacher Education (CTE) for consideration at the March or April meeting.

 

4.                  All proposals approved at the College level and/or CTE level should be forwarded to the Provost by April 15 for consideration at the Academic Council meeting on the fourth Wednesday in April.  Proposals should include electronic versions of Summary Form #1, Summary Form #2, and course syllabi.

 

5.                  The recommendations of the Academic Council will be submitted to the APSU President for final campus approval.  The Academic Affairs office will compile these recommendations on one Summary Form #1 and one Summary Form #2 before submission to the President and TBR.

 

6.                  The Office of Academic Affairs will submit the approved campus forms to the Tennessee Board of Regents.   During the following fall term, requests for addition or deletion of courses will be reviewed by the TBR Advisory Committee on Lower-Division General Education.  All recommendations will be submitted to the TBR Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for final approval.

 

For a current listing of approved courses for General Education, please visit the TBR website at  http://www.tbr.edu/offices/academicaffairs.aspx?id=2934&terms=general%20education%20core

 

Austin Peay State University

Summary Form #1

 

 

Summary of Course Total Changes:  Proposed Revision to Approved General Education Courses

 

 

Total Number of Proposed Additional Courses                     _________

 

Total Number of Proposed Deleted Courses                          ________

 

Total Number of Currently Approved Courses                     ________

 

Total Net Change of Proposals (+ or -)                                  ________

 

 

Summary of Net Changes per Subject Category

 

·          Communication

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  _______

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 _______

 

Net Change (+ or -)                                                  _______

 

·          Humanities and/or Fine Arts

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  ________

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 ________

 

Net Change (+ or -)                                                  ________

 

·          Social/Behavioral Sciences                     

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  ________

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 ________

 

Net Change (+ or-)                                                   ________

 

·          History

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  ________

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 ________

 

Net Change (+ or -)                                                  ________

 

·          Natural Sciences                                                    

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  ________

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 _______

 

Net Change (+ or-)                                                   ________

 

·          Mathematics

 

Number of Courses Proposed                                  ________

 

Number of Courses Currently Approved                 ________

 

Net Change (+ or-)                                                   ________

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Peay State University

Summary Form 2

 

 

Courses Recommended for Addition or Deletion to Approved General Education Courses

 

        Date:

 

 

   Proposed Additional Courses

Sem.

Prefix    Number                                      Title                                                  Hours               Subject Category (e.g., Humanities)

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            Proposed Courses for Deletion

Sem.

Prefix    Number                                      Title                                                  Hours             Subject Category (e.g., Humanities)