Here you can find information and resources for developing, getting approval for, and teaching Liberal Studies courses. In addition, any important updates of relevance to faculty are posted here.
In order for a course to be included in the Liberal Studies curriculum a course proposal must be submitted for review through the online Curriculum Request Application (CRA) portal. Proposals for E-Series courses will be reviewed by the Liberal Studies Review Panel (LSRP), comprised of faculty with expertise across disciplines. Typically, a course takes about six weeks for approval, depending on the complexity of the course and the completeness of the proposal upon submission to Liberal Studies.
Information about learning outcomes and the methods for measuring student competency
Guidelines and required statements for Liberal Studies Syllabi
Purpose and Process of program evaluation and assessment of Liberal Studies courses
Resources and forms for Liberal Studies Faculty
For each E-Series course offered during a semester, enrollment funding is provided at $75/student enrolled in a regular or augmented course section or at $180/student enrolled in an honors course section. The funds are sent to each College, which retains 1/3 of the total enrollment funding and allocates 2/3 of the enrollment funding to each Department.
The maximum enrollment capacity for E-Series course sections is 24 for honors sections and 120 for non-honors sections. Combined honors and non-honors (i.e., augmented sections) should not exceed enrollments of 120 total.
12/21/16: Based on feedback from faculty and department committees, the Liberal Studies Coordinating and Policy Committee (LSCPC) determined that the students can meet the requirement for UDW with one Liberal Studies approved course, no matter the credit hours associated with the courses. That is, students are not required to complete three credit hours of Upper-Division Writing. The Academic Requirement Report (ARR) will now record the UDW requirement as met once the course is completed successfully with a final grade of C- or better. The decision was finalized at the LSCPC meeting on 12/02/16.