Faculty Governance

GE Guidelines — Under Review

In Fall 2021, the Curriculum and Research Committee will continue its deliberations to update the 2014 General Education Guidelines [pdf], with the goal of obtaining approval from the Senate at the end of Fall 2021. In compliance with the Title 5 and CSU requirements, the guidelines were amended in 2020 to add the 3 unit GE Area F requirement and reduce the lower division GE Area D to 6 units (S14-5 Amendments C [pdf]/D [pdf]). Using the 2019 GE Taskforce recommendations as starting point and gathering additional community input through GE Summits in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, the Program Learning Outcomes were revised and approved in 2021 (S14-5 Amendment E [pdf]).

Fall 2021 Fora

The university is seeking additional SJSU community feedback regarding revisions to the GE Guidelines to inform development of a final draft. A forum for each area will be held in early fall 2021. Community members are encouraged to register for virtual fora.

Completed Area Fora How to provide feedback? 
American Institutions Recording 

Katherine Chilton (US1)
Mary Currin-Percival (US2-3)

Register to attend the 2nd American Institutions Forum.

SJSU Studies Area V Recording
Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on September 15, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
SJSU Studies Area S Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on September 15, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
SJSU Studies Area R Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on September 15, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area F Recording The purpose of the forum was to inform the campus community about the new GE Area F requirement. For questions and feedback about the requirement, contact Kathleen McSharry, who will connect with the Area F GE Review Panel and General Education Advisory Committee as needed. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area E Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on September 20, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area D Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on TBD. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area C1, C2 Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on TBD. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area B4 Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on October 1, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area A2 and Z Recording
Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on October 4, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area B1, B2, B3 Recording
Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on October 1, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Area A1, A3 Recording Feedback reported to Curriculum and Research Committee on October 4, 2021. For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
GE Assessment Recording For continued discussions, please contact Kathleen McSharry and/or join the GE Faculty Community
2nd American Institutions Recording Katherine Chilton (US1)
Mary Currin-Percival (US2-3)