FAQ - SUNY Cortland



Q- I want to propose a course for a G.E. category.  How do I start?

A - Go to www.cortland.edu/curriculum and access the "Forms" link.  Read the second page of the G.E. form for the guidelines for G.E. courses.  Since G.E. courses are identified by department, your department and department chair must agree to apply for a G.E. designation.



Q - OK!  My department wants me to pursue the process for G.E. designation, but I noticed I must attach a course outline or syllabus.  What must I include in an outline or syllabus?

A - In addition to completion of the G.E. form, attach a course outline which should list the subject topics to be addressed in the course.  If you prefer to attach a syllabus, then a complete syllabus with subject topics, attendance and evaluation policies, as well as statements on academic integrity and disability services must be submitted.



Q - I am still not sure how to proceed.  Where else can I go for help?

A - Return to the curriculum website and click to "General Education."  There you will see the names of the G.E. Committee members who can provide you with more advice.


Q - Is there a deadline to submit G.E. proposals?

A - Yes, proposals must be submitted by May 1, 2009 to the G.E. Committee.



Q - Is it true that once the Provost has approved, my course for G.E. should automatically be included in next year's Catalog?

A - That is true for G.E. categories 11, 12, and 13 since those categories are distinctly part of the Cortland General Education Program.  To be part of the SUNY General Education Program (categories 1 through 10), final approval must be granted from SUNY System prior to inclusion in the Catalog.