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Volunteer Core Implementation

Key Dates

Revised October 2020

December 15, 2020

All proposals for Vol Core courses to be incorporated into degree program requirements for other departments for Fall 2022 should be submitted for approval by December 15, 2020.

All current general education courses that want to be included in Volunteer Core should be submitted for approval by December 15, 2020.

    • If the proposal for a current General Education course is not received by December 15, 2020, then this course will not be guaranteed to be reviewed in time for inclusion in Volunteer Core for fall 2022.
    • Courses on the current General Education list that are not part of Volunteer Core are still required to be taught as General Education courses until the 2021-2022 catalog expires (Summer 2027) or be dropped altogether from the catalog.

Fall 2020-February 2021

General Education committee will work to approve as many courses as possible at all their meetings, but especially at the

    • Jan 20, 2021 General Education Committee meeting for inclusion on the agenda for UG Council on Feb 2, 2021.
    • Feb 10, 2021 General Education Committee meeting for inclusion on the agenda of the UG Council on Feb 23, 2021.

Spring 2021

Departments should be finalizing the revision of their degree program requirements to include Volunteer Core courses and the Contemporary Issues and Solutions (CIS) requirement.

We recommend that some of the revised degree programs that include Volunteer Core and CIS courses should start moving through their college’s curricular process in Spring 2021. (College and the University Curriculum Committees may want to consider additional meetings to review the revised degree programs.)

Fall 2021

Last chance for all new or revised degree program requirements and new or revised courses to move through their college’s approval process for inclusion in the 2022-2023 catalog.

October 15, 2021

Regular deadline for Volunteer Core courses to be submitted to subcommittees for the 2022-2023 Catalog.

December 1, 2021

Last possible date for all degree program requirements to be submitted to UT UG Council Curriculum Committee for the 2022-2023 catalog.

June 2022-August 2022

Colleges review and approve the new degree program requirements in DARS.

Fall 2022

Volunteer Core is launched in all degree programs.