The Academic Senate Policy #S12-14 requires departments, colleges or programs to have a GWAR course approved by CWEP. The Senate approved 7 criteria courses must fulfill to be designated GWAR.
If a new course is being proposed for GWAR, it needs to be approved as a new course before it is approved, separately, as a GWAR course. A course is considered "new" if 1) the learning objectives change; and 2) the course number changes. Chairs follow the dates set by their Colleges for new course approval, completing a Proposal for New or Revised Course signed by their College Associate Dean.
EXISTING courses can be approved for GWAR immediately, but Chairs must submit a Proposal for a New or Revised Course to their College associate Dean.
To prepare a course for approval for GWAR by the Committee on Written English Proficiency (CWEP), Chairs must must complete a GWAR Course Approval form and send it with a sample syllabus to CWEP; and complete a Proposal for New or Revised Course.Forward the curriculum materials Juliana E. Van Olphen (firstname.lastname@example.org) HSS 312, who sends them on for GWAR approval; forward the Proposal for a New or Revised Course to the College Associate Dean.
All syllabi should contain measurable learning outcomes.