Curricular Planning Update

The EO 1100 Planning Hub is no longer current and will no longer be updated, but will be available for historical purposes. For the most current information on the new CSUMB General Education and University Requirements, please go to the GE and UR Interim Learning Outcomes and Criteria Master. The General Education Curricular Committee (GECC) and University Requirements Curricular Committee (URCC) are still working on the submission forms for courses entered to Course Consent needing GE or University Requirement certification. They should be available early next week.

We know many faculty are busy developing courses for submission to Course Consent. For faculty developing courses fulfilling a GE requirement, you are encouraged to contact the relevant GE Area Representative. Likewise, for faculty developing courses fulfilling a University Requirement, you are encouraged to contact the relevant Workgroup Facilitator listed below:

Maria Villaseñor,  Ethnic Studies (ES)
Swarup Wood, First Year Seminar (FYS)
Nelson Graff, Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
Deb Burke, Upper Divsion Service Learning (UDSL)
Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, World Culture/Language (WCL)

We also know academic programs are very busy revising their curriculum in  consideration of the new curricular model and its impact on their degree program requirements. Swarup Wood has been recently hired as Interim Director for General Education; part of his charge is to help programs address these changes and/or connect them with people who can help. Programs wrestling with questions like how they’ll incorporate the new Ethnic Studies requirement into their majors, what options are coming for upper division Area B, what upper division Area C options might work best for their majors, and similar issues are encouraged to contact Swarup via email, or at x3926.

More information regarding curricular planning will be forwarded to the campus as it becomes available.

New CSUMB Academic Senate Blog

Welcome to the new blog of the Academic Senate at California State University, Monterey Bay. This blog is an experiment in improving communications from the Academic Senate to CSUMB faculty and other interested parties. The leadership of the Academic Senate receives a lot of information at both the campus and system level. Much more information than can be covered during Senate meetings or would be relevant enough to send to all faculty. This blog is meant to fill this gap.

Official communications of CSUMB’s Academic Senate will still be posted on the  Academic Senate’s campus website or from the Senate’s official email account,  This blog should not be taken as the position or as reflecting the views of the Faculty at CSUMB.

Blog posts will include campus and system-wide news and announcements, written reports and presentations received by the Senate on behalf of the Faculty, or notices of events. This blog will also be used as a way to provide context for Senate business and initiatives.

At this point in time, this blog is not meant to be a two-way communications tool. Comments, concerns, or questions should still be presented at Senate meetings, to a senate representative, to ASEC, or to the Chair of the Academic Senate.

Thank you,

Michael B. Scott
Chair, Academic Senate, 2017-19