General Education Requirements Committee (GERC)

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General Education at ISU

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SBOE General Education Policy and GEM Guidelines

Proposing a General Education Course and Assessment Plan

DEADLINE for Course-Assessment Plan proposals: September 26, 2017

All Gen Ed proposals for 2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog must be submitted to GERC by September 26, 2017. To submit a proposal, send a Word file to and clearly identify the email as a "Gen Ed proposal and assessment for [course number]."


Proposal Template
Rubrics used by GERC to Evaluate Proposals


Sample Proposals and Assessment Plans:

GERC recommends all proposal writers review the samples below for suggestions when developing proposals for submission.

1 Written Communication    
2 Oral Communication    

3 Mathematical

Ways of Knowing


4 Humanistic & Artistic

Ways of Knowing

DANC 1105  

5 Scientific

Ways of Knowing

CHEM 1111/1111L  

6 Social & Behavioral

Ways of Knowing

POLS 1101  
7 Critical Thinking

PHIL 2250

SOC 2248

8 Information Literacy GEOL 1108  
9 Cultural Diversity

CMLT 2207-2208-2209

IS 2202






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