Course Approval Process

Faculty seeking approval for a new General Education course must follow this process:

Approval Process for New General Education Courses

  1. New courses applying to GEACC for General Education must first seek approval from the Curriculum and Educational Affairs Committee (CEAC).* Note that clicking on this link will require you to log in with your Net ID and Password. 
  2. The CEAC chair will convey the names and numbers of all new courses seeking General Education status to GEACC.
  3. Upon CEAC approval, GEACC will review the 11 General Education Competencies and Outcomes to choose the appropriate competency/ies for your course.
  4. You will need to download and complete application(s) for the competency/ies designated for your course. 
  5. If you are applying for approval under designated competencies, ensure that your course has learning outcomes that match all outcomes listed for each competency.
  6. If you are applying for approval under embedded competencies (i.e. Written Communication, Ethics, or Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking), ensure that your course outcomes match at least one of the outcomes listed for each competency.
  7. Submit completed applications to Ron Picard, GEACC chair: rpicard@nv.edu.
  8. GEACC will add the new course to the list of approved courses on the GEACC website and in the college catalog.

Please note: Student performance on Competency Outcomes will be periodically assessed within all courses approved for General Education.