UMass Boston

New Undergraduate Course Seeking GEN ED Status

THERE IS A NEW PROCESS COMING over the summer of 2021, a software called Curriculog, which will handle these governance matters Univeristy-wide. Please get in touch with Louise Putnam for more information but feel free to take a look at the program via this link (it utilizes Single-Sign-On protocols, so enter your email and password).

In the fall of 2021, we will be using the Curriculog software, for all things previously handled by both the OneFrom (course matters which were directed to the CLA Academic Affairs Committee) and the Program Change Form (program matters which are directed to the CLA Senate Majors, Honors, Individual Majors, and Special Programs Committee).

More information will follow along with training and support from the CLA Dean's Office. In the interim, please feel free to contact Louise, who will be happy to field your questions and comments.

Documents Needed:

  1. Completed One Form (see instructions in Forms and FAQ's section)
  2. Scanned OneForm signature sheet, signed by department chair
  3. OneForm Supplement (only if the course will require new faculty/library/tech resources)
  4. Syllabus (see template  in Forms and FAQ's section for requirements)
  5. Whatever supplementary information is required for the GenEd status sought (see pages 6-8 of the OneForm)

            a. Distribution
            b. Diversity
            c. First Year Seminar
            d. Intermediate Seminar
            e. Quantitative Reasoning
            f. Capstone


Submit all of the above documents to; please write “New Course with GenEd” in subject field.


Submitted documents will be sent to both the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and the chair of the GenEd Committee, each of whom will review them and contact the proposer and the department chair regarding any necessary additions or changes. New courses can be considered by both committees simultaneously; however, they must be approved by the CLA Senate before they can be brought to the Faculty Council for GenEd approval.

The AAC may approve, approve with provisions/changes or table the proposal pending resubmission of revised documents. Approved proposals move forward to the Executive Committee of the CLA Senate and then to the next Senate meeting. Proposals approved by the CLA Senate go to the CLA Dean for approval and then on to the associate provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. At this point, an approved course that has met the requirements set by the GenEd Committee can be presented to the Faculty Council.