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See draft of the catalog copy for the Volunteer Core Curriculum.


EI Proposal Form v5 (Word Document)

Instructions for Vol Core Proposals

Advice for EI course application v3 09.2021

EI example proposal, syllabus for CLAS 299

To submit a proposal, please complete the application and save it as a single PDF file that also contains your syllabus and a sample of at least one significant assignment for the course. Save your PDF file by the course name, category, and date (e.g. engl101WC080921).

The PDF should be uploaded AND emailed to the General Education Committee.

If you are submitting a revision, please also include a brief written “Response to Reviewers” explaining how the requested revisions have been addressed. This “Response to Reviewers” should be included in your single PDF file and the file should be save by course name, category, and the revision and date (e.g. engl101WCrevision050120).

Your submission will be a single merged PDF including:

  1. Vol Core Submission Form
  2. Syllabus
  3. At least one significant assignment
  4. Response to Reviewers (if it is a resubmission)

Tips on creating single PDF files

If you can put all of your word files in a single word document and then save it as a PDF file, that will be the easiest approach. PDFs are created by going to Print🡪 PDF🡪save as PDF. If you need to merge multiple PDFs, they can be merged through various tools (such as Adobe,, or

NOTE: AFTER YOU SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL LETTING YOU KNOW IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. If you do not receive that confirmation email within 72 hours, your proposal was not successfully submitted and you need to submit it again. If you continue to have difficulties submitting, please email us to let us know.

You will also receive emails as your proposal moves through the review process. The review process begins with a General Education Subcommittee approval and then goes to the General Education Committee for approval. From there it goes to the Undergraduate Council for approval and finally to the Faculty Senate. Until you receive notification that your course proposal has been approved by the Faculty Senate, it is not eligible to be listed as a Vol Core course.

You may track your submitted proposal through the review process.

EI Rubric for Proposal Assessment

Engaged Inquiries Rubric for Proposal Assessment

Rubric for Student Assessment

(coming soon)

Subcommittee Members

Approved Courses

  • Current curriculum: See the General Education Requirements page of the undergraduate catalog.
  • Volunteer Core curriculum:
    • ALEC 102 – Interpersonal Leadership Development
    • ALEC 202 – Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities
    • ANSC 481 – Beef Management
    • ANTH 442 – Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean
    • AREC 314 – Environmental Law
    • AREC 342 – Farm Business Management
    • AREC 350 – The Food and Agricultural Marketing System
    • BCMB 419 – Cellular and Comparative Biochemistry Laboratory
    • BCMB 422 – Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • BCMB 482 – Physiology of Exercise
    • BSE 402 – Design Project II
    • BUAD 342 – CBM II: Information Management
    • BUAD 453 – Global Strategic Management: Integrating Concepts and Applications
    • CBE 415 – Advanced Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory
    • CE 399S – Senior Design I
    • CFS 320 – Family Interaction
    • CFS 351 – Early Childhood Education II: Curricula and Program Development for Young Children
    • CLAS 442 – Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean
    • EDDE 416 – Language Development of Deaf/Hard of Hearing II
    • EDDE 425 – Foundations of Deaf Education
    • EEB 205 – Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • EF 151 – Physics for Engineers I
    • EF 152 – Physics for Engineers II
    • EF 157 – Honors: Physics for Engineers I
    • EF 158 – Honors: Physics for Engineers II
    • ENGL 364 – Writing Fiction
    • ENGL 464 – Advanced Fiction Writing
    • ENGL 494 – Cultural Rhetorics
    • ESS 492 – Internship
    • ESS 499 – Undergraduate Research in Environmental and Soil Sciences
    • FDSC 419 – Food Chemistry Lab
    • FWF 416 – Planning and Management of Forest, Wildlife, and Fisheries Resources
    • IE 404 – Industrial Engineering Design I
    • KNS 332 – Applied Anatomy
    • KNS 422 – Biomechanics of Human Movement
    • KNS 480 – Physiology of Exercise
    • LAC 456 – Latin American Government and Politics
    • MSE 489 – Materials Design
    • MUCO 380 – Music in World Cultures
    • MUCO 416 – Global Soundtracks
    • MUED 340 – General/Vocal Music Methods
    • MUTH 115 – Harmony and Analysis through Popular Music
    • MUTH 305 – Italian Musical Styles
    • NURS 313S – Clinical Immersion I
    • NURS 362S – Clinical Immersion II
    • NURS 462S – Clinical Immersion IV
    • NUTR 316 – Nutrition Assessment Practicum
    • POLS 311 – Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy
    • POLS 456 – Development and Decay of Democracy in Latin America
    • PUBH 201 – Introduction to Public Health
    • RCS 421 – Global Retailing and Sourcing
    • RCS 422 – Professional Experience in Retail and Consumer Sciences
    • REED 430 – Elementary Literacy K-12
    • REST 301 – Religion and Nonprofit Leadership
    • RSM 294 – Therapeutic Recreation Practicum I
    • RSM 326 – Therapeutic Recreation Programming
    • SOWK 481N – Field Practicum III
    • SPED 335 – Language and Literacy Development and Disorders
    • SPED 459 – Physical and Health Impairments: Educational Implications
    • SPED 474 – Application of Special Education Principles and Practices
    • THEA 262 – Fundamentals of Lighting Design and Technology
    • THEA 373 – Introduction to Sound Design