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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

To Receive Designation by Spring/Summer 2018 Monday, August 21, 2017 5:00 pm
To Receive Designation by Fall 2018  Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:00 pm

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.
  • 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 fall of the next academic year.

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Last Updated: 9/12/17