GE Governance Committee



Reports
Certification of Courses for the new GE Curriculum (2001-02)
On December 5, 2001, the College faculty voted in favor of a new general education (GE) curriculum centered on the following three areas of knowledge, Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, Foundations of Society and Culture, and Foundations of Scientific Inquiry. The GE Governance Committee, in collaboration with the College FEC and the Undergraduate Council, undertook a review and re-certification of offered and newly proposed GE courses. In order to assist the departments in this certification process, the GE Governance Committee established three ad hoc workgroups composed of faculty representatives from departments associated with the new GE curriculum's three foundation areas of knowledge. Below are links to the reports submitted to the UCLA Undergraduate Council on the certification of courses for the new general education curriculum in the College of Letters and Science.

» Transmittal Letter from the FEC and the GE Governance Committee
» Report from the Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
» Report from the Foundations of Society and Culture
» Report from the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
» General Education at UCLA: A Proposal for Change
» Final Report to The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Towards New Communities of Learning
» Campus-wide GE Requirements Chart
» Creating New Communities of Learning at UCLA: An Institutional Transformation in Progress, 1993-2002
» List of Conference Presentations and Published Articles Regarding General Education and the Freshman Cluster Program

Reviews

Review of the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
The Scientific Inquiry GE curriculum was the first of the Foundation areas to go through its second round of reviews. The first self-review was conducted during 2006 by an ad hoc faculty committee jointly appointed by the GE Governance Committee and Vice Provost Patricia Turner. This ad hoc workgroup focused on several issues, including the overall pedagogical aims of the foundation area, as well as the quality of the courses offered, and issued its Self-Review Report in Fall 2006. This report was reviewed by the GE Governance Committee and used by the review team, which conducted a site visit May 29, 2007 and issued an Academic Senate Program Review report on July 11, 2007. The second self-review was conducted in 2013, again by an ad-hoc committee appointed by the GE Governance Committee and Vice Provost Patricia Turner. One focus of this group was the lab requirement for the Foundation area, which had been under temporary suspension to one lab course from two. This report was reviewed by the GE Governance Committee and used by the external review team, which conducted a site visit Dec 17, 2014 and issued an Academic Senate Program Review report on May 20, 2015. All of these reports are available at the links below:

» Self-Review Report (2006)
» Academic Senate Program Review Report for Scientific Inquiry (2007)

»Self Review Report (2013)
» Academic Senate Program Review Report for Scientific Inquiry (2015)

Review of the Foundations of Society & Culture
A review of the Society & Culture GE curriculum was conducted during 2008 by an ad hoc faculty committee jointly appointed by the GE Governance Committee and Vice Provost Patricia Turner. This ad hoc workgroup focused on several issues, including the overall pedagogical aims of the foundation area, as well as the quality of the courses offered, and issued its Self-Review Report in Fall 2008. This report was reviewed by the GE Governance Committee and used by the review team, which conducted a site visit April 15, 2009 and issued an Academic Senate Program Review report on June 22, 2009. Both of these reports are available online at the following sites:

» Self Review Report (2008)
» Academic Senate Program Review Report for Society & Culture (2009)

» Self Review Report (2016)
» Academic Senate Program Review Report for Society & Culture (2017)

Review of the Foundations of Arts & Humanities
A review of the Arts & Humanities GE curriculum was conducted during 2010 by an ad hoc faculty committee jointly appointed by the GE Governance Committee and Vice Provost Patricia Turner. This ad hoc workgroup focused on several issues, including the overall pedagogical aims of the foundation area, as well as the quality of the courses offered, and issued its Self-Review Report in Fall 2010. This report was reviewed by the GE Governance Committee and used by the review team, which conducted a site visit February 10, 2011 and issued an Academic Senate Program Review report on May 20, 2011. Both of these reports are available online at the following sites:

» Self Review Report
» Academic Senate Program Review Report for Arts & Humanities