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How to Apply for or Renew a Designation

Initial Designation Reviews

If you are submitting a course for an initial designation review (if the course does not currently have the designation), you will need to contact the Office of General Education and give them the subject area, catalog number, and name of your course before you can submit your application.

Contact the Office of General Education
emailgeneraleducation@utah.edu
phone(801) 581-3104

Submit an Online Application

Five-Year Reviews

Designations that have been placed on courses are reviewed every five years by the General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC). The Office of General Education sends requests for materials at least one month before the start of the semester to departments with courses that are due for their five-year designation reviews.

Materials not submitted by 5:00pm on the deadline will not be accepted and the review process will not go forward. Designations may be removed if departments do not engage in the five-year review process.

Submit Materials Online

Application Deadlines

Spring/Summer 2018 Designation Deadline Friday, August 17, 2017
Fall 2018 Designation Deadline Coming Soon

We will not be doing five-year General Education designation reviews this 2016-17 academic year.

Timeline

  • New designation applications that are approved by the General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC) and the Undergraduate Council (UGC) in the Fall Semester will be activated the following Spring. This policy was implemented in 2014 for the first time and we hope it is helpful to faculty and departments.
  • If a new designation application is received after the Fall and before the Spring deadline, it will be reviewed in the Spring. When it is approved by the UGC, the designation will be activated in the next academic year.

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Last Updated: 4/5/17