Information for Faculty and Staff
Guidelines for General Education Courses
Before submitting a request for Gen Ed designation, please review the descriptions of the General Education categories in General Education Guidelines. All General Education courses must be 4 credits, except for B, O, S, and Y courses. Students must take a General Education course for a letter grade in order to fulfill the requirement, except where Pass/Fail is the only option, which will primarily occur in B, S, and Y courses.
How to Submit Courses for Designation
Faculty, instructors, and departments interested in submitting courses for General Education designation should use the online course submission form. For more information, please contact Liz Abate, Coordinator of General Education, at 607-777-2146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
- FAQ about submitting courses for General Education designation
- FAQ about Composition (C) courses
- FAQ about Global Interdependencies (G) courses
Assessment of General Education
Information on the course portfolio assessment process for General Education, including links to the Faculty Senate legislation regarding assessment of General Education and reports on several of the General Education categories, may be found at https://www.binghamton.edu/general-education/information-faculty/gen-ed-assessment.html
Policies and Procedures
The General Education Policies and Procedures Manual is available for advisers, faculty and staff online at http://undergrad.binghamton.edu/policy/.
University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is the Faculty Senate committee which oversees the General Education program. Information on committee membership can be found at binghamton.edu/faculty-senate/committees.html.