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STUDENT CORNER

Wondering what to take for Gen Eds next semester? Check out the winners of our General Education Student Essay Contest.

Grand Prize

Alyson Tomaszewski – STAT 1100Q Elementary Concepts of Statistics (Q)

Honorable Mentions

Sophia Pellegrino – PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics (CA1)

Stephanie Santillo – "A way around mono no aware"; CLCS 1101 Classics of World Literature I (CA1, CA4-INT)

Joshua Lovett-Graff – "Tears for Academia"; ENGL 3613 Introduction to LGBT Literature (CA4)

Prabhas KC – ANTH 1000 Other People's Worlds (CA2, CA4-INT)

Interested in General Education? Want to know more about why you "have to" take Gen Ed courses? Watch these videos to learn more about the diverse and fascinating Gen Ed options available to students at UConn:

NURS 1175W - The End of Life: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Experience

GSCI 1050 - Earth’s Dynamic Environment

DRAM 1501 - Introduction to World Puppetry

Quantitative (Q) MATH Sequence Courses

Meetings and Deadlines

GEOC meetings for Fall 2022 will be virtual from 2:30pm - 4:00pm on the following days:

August 29, 2022
September 19, 2022
October 3, 2022 (Senate meeting day)
October 17, 2022
October 31, 2022
November 14, 2022
December 5, 2022 (Senate meeting day)

Deadlines to submit:

Proposals to offer a Gen Ed course in the Winter 2023 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by early October 2022 to allow adequate time for review.

Requests to offer a Gen Ed course in the May 2023 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by the end of February 2022 to allow adequate time for review.

The deadline for new courses and course revisions to be included in the 2023-24 Catalog is February 5, 2023. In order for Gen Ed courses to make this deadline, proposals to add or revise courses should be received by GEOC before the end of October 2022 (with all department and college approvals). General Education courses must be reviewed by GEOC, the Senate C&C Committee, and the University Senate prior to February 5 to be included in the 2023-24 catalog.

Resources

Use this form to submit a proposal for a new course, a course revision, or a course deletion: Curricular Action Request Form

Please consult the Registrar's website for catalog and PeopleSoft deadlines as well as other course request guidelines:
Course Approval Process
Course Effective Dates

Read the most recent GEOC Annual Report.

Click here for more information about:
University Senate
Senate Curricula and Courses Committee
University Interdisciplinary Courses Committee (UICC)
Writing Center
Quantitative Learning Center

Announcements

Provost’s Office General Education Course Enhancement Grant

At this time, we are uncertain about offering a 2022-23 Provost’s Office General Education Course Enhancement Grant competition. Please see this space and the Competition Page for any updates, pending the final approval of the new General Education (now Common Curriculum) implementation plan in the University Senate later this Fall.

General Education Course Alignment Project

The General Education Course Alignment Project is currently on hold pending the final approval of the new general education (now Common Curriculum) implementation plan in the University Senate later this Fall.