Pathways Forms

Below you will find all of the forms and guidelines you need to propose a course, Pathways Minor, Alternative Pathway, or Special Study to the Pathways General Education program.


Whether you are proposing a brand new course, an existing CLE course, or an existing non-CLE Course for Pathways, use the Course Proposal Form listed below. Then explore the other documents posted here to help you draft a successful proposal.

Download the Course Proposal Form

If you have already begun filling out a prior version, you are welcome to copy-and-paste all of your responses into this latest version OR continue on your current version and just insert (copy-and-paste) any new parts. All Version 1s will be accepted.  

Download the Coversheet and Part I

The Registrar's Office will review the Coversheet and Part I of each Pathways Course Proposal using this common review sheet. This form was added 10/11/16 and updated in 02/26/18.

Download the draft Review Sheet

The Ad Hoc Review Committee will review each Pathways Course Proposal using a common review sheet. Here is a DRAFT of the Pathways Course Proposal Review Sheet to help guide the proposal completion process. This form last updated on 02/26/18.

Download the SAMPLE Course Proposal

The following SAMPLE proposal can serve as a model for Pathways course proposal completion. Notice in the margins that the review committee has added tips and advice to support a successful submission. This document was added 6-20-2017 and updated in 02-26-2018.

Download the 7th Concept Amendment Form

This form is to be used ONLY by those courses which have already been approved for Pathways during the last year and would like to meet the newly added Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States core concept. To meet this concept, a course must include a majority of the student learning outcomes (3 out of 5).

NOTE: A course can only be approved for a maximum of two core  concept. Therefore, if this course was approved previously for two core concepts (e.g. Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Reasoning in the Social Sciences) then one will need to be replaced by this one. All courses must also still meet one integrative concept.

PROCESS:

1. Fill out only the parts of the form where changes have been made to the proposal. For example, if the catalog description has had to change to reflect verbiage from the new concept, then fill out that section. However, if the previously approved student learning outcomes already reflect this new concept, then skip that section. Only add the approval signatures if your college has requested to see the updated proposal again (will vary by college). Focus on pages 3 and 4 (Part II) to justify that your course will offer opportunities for students to meet this concept.

2. Email the form to Stephen Biscotte (biscotsm@vt.edu) who will digitally amend your previously approved proposal to include this new information, submit it to UCCGE for approval, then submit the report to CUSP for final approval of the revision. You will be notified at various points in this process (much like you were for the original approval).

3. Once approved at CUSP, we will get your course revised in the timetable to reflect the new concept in time for next Fall's rollout!

Download the Pathways Special Study Request Form

Interested in tagging your upcoming Special Study (1984, 2984, etc.) with Pathways credit in advance of offering to help build student enrollment and better pilot the course for Pathways? Complete the process outlined on the following form and submit documentation at least a month before the conclusion of the semester prior to offering.


Whether you are proposing a brand new minor or an existing minor for Pathways, you will use this Pathways Minor Proposal Form. There is also a checklist to help guide you through the components of a completed application.

Download the Minor Proposal Form

This Version 1.2 form was updated to reflect the language change on 2-26-18. If you have already begun filling out previous versions, you are welcome to continue or copy-and-paste into this version. Both will be accepted.

Download the Minor Checklist

This checklist was created to help guide Pathways Minor developers in meeting the requirements of a Pathways Minor as well as completing the 'packet' needed to submit the minor to governance. This version was updated in August 2018 to reflect the language change.  

Download the draft Review Sheet

The Ad Hoc Review Committee will review each Pathways MINOR Proposal using a common review sheet. Here is a DRAFT of the Pathways MINOR Proposal Review Sheet to help guide the proposal completion process. This form last updated on 02-26-18..


If you are faculty member proposing an Alternative Pathways (e.g. leading a study abroad trip, overseeing an undergraduate research for non-majors program, etc.) you will use the Faculty-Initiated Alternative Pathway Proposal Form.
If you are a student seeking credit for an upcoming Alternative Pathway, then use the Student-Initiated Alternative Pathway Proposal Form.
There is a review sheet to help guide you through the components of a successful application.

Download the Faculty Proposal Form

This Version 1.2 was updated on 02-26-18 to reflect the languge changes.

Download the draft Review Sheet

The Office of General Education and the UCCGE will use this common review sheet to review each Alternative Pathway. Here is a DRAFT of that review sheet to help guide the proposal completion process. This form was last updated in 02-26-18.

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Contact Us

Office of General Education, Office of Undergraduate Education

Burruss Hall, Suite 104, Virginia Tech (0717)
Email: gened@vt.edu
Tel: (540) 231-4451