Attachment, October 2, 2003
- Faculty members may submit to the General Studies Council any course they wish to have approved for cultural diversity (CD) designation. CD designation is not limited to General Studies courses. Courses may qualify for the CD designation either because of the nature of the course, or because of the particular way that an instructor constructs a course. In the first case, the course is always designated as CD regardless of instructor.
- Applications must be approved by the course's home department and signed by the department chair.
- Submissions for CD designation must include a CD Course Application and a course syllabus. Reading lists and/or descriptions of materials that give voice to the selected cultural groups should be included. Additional materials may be requested by the Director of General Studies.
- Application and syllabus will be reviewed by the Director of General Studies, and will then be forwarded to the General Studies Council for approval or rejection.
- Courses approved by the General Studies Council for the cultural diversity designation will be identified in class schedules with a "CD" following the course number, as well as in a special section listing all Cultural Diversity and Writing Intensive courses.
- Proposals should be submitted to the Director of General Studies.
NOTE: Following approval, the instructor must send a copy of the syllabus to the Cultural Diversity Liaison before the end of the first week of class each time the course is offered. These syllabi are used for monitoring purposes and to build a resource base; they do not constitute a re-application.