To: Faculty and Staff

From: Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost

June 24, 2024

Dear colleagues,

We are entering the final stretch of implementing Core Education in anticipation of the launch in the summer of 2025. I am writing to share Core Education-related catalog deadlines and important implementation plans as we embark on the 2024-2025 academic year.

Core Education Submission Deadlines:

  • November 1, 2024 - Submit Core Education course proposals and Core Education program change proposals to CIM no later than November 1, 2024, to meet the March 1, 2025, Core Education catalog deadline.
  • March 1, 2025 - Core Education Catalog Deadline – Approval deadline for both Core Education course proposals and Core Education-related program change proposals.
  • For more comprehensive catalog deadlines, please visit this website.

Course and Category Prioritization:

The Core Education Committee (CEC) will prioritize course reviews starting summer 2024, concentrating on those identified as vital based on past enrollment trends, units' plans to incorporate certain courses into their academic programs, and the demand for courses in specific categories. The CEC will pause the review of courses in areas that have reached a saturation point, meaning they have sufficient predicted enrollment capacity to launch the curriculum. The emphasis for course review will be on the following categories, all of which need more enrollment capacity at this time:

  • Arts and Humanities, Global and General
  • Beyond OSU I and II
  • Difference, Power, and Oppression, Foundations and Advanced
  • Transitions

For those developing courses in several categories, please concentrate your efforts on these categories to meet the November 1, 2024, submission deadline. The CEC will work to identify courses in other categories that are essential based on past enrollment trends, and McKenzie Huber, the Director of Core Education, will reach out to individual faculty regarding those courses.

Please know that there are resources (linked below) available to support you with your course proposal and design. We encourage you to seek help and use these resources to ensure your course proposal is ready for review and approval in the CIM system. The CEC has seen that proposals from faculty using these resources tend to pass through the review process more quickly than others.

Thank you for your attention to this important work. If you have questions, please contact McKenzie Huber or the CEC Co-chairs, Kelsey Emard and Dan Faltesek.


Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost

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