Quick Start Live-Online

Description: This is an intensive, cohort-based mini-course that will enable instructors to rapidly adapt their course for the new GE program. Upon completion of the Live-Online, instructors will submit their Course Proposal Form to the University Wide General Education Committee (UWGEC) for rapid batch review.

Intended Audience: The Quick Start Live-Online is intended for instructors working to transition their existing GE course into the new program for the Spring/Summer/Fall 2022 rollout. Involvement in the Live-Online is highly encouraged but not required for instructors submitting course proposals to the new GE program, however participation in either the Live-Online or Self-Paced Quick Start is required for submission. 

Registration: Colleges have submitted course candidates for the 2022 GE Refresh Launch to the Office of General Education. We are in the process of inviting courses to participate in Quick Start Live-Online cohorts based on GE enrollment needs. Please contact Katie Southard(link sends e-mail) for registration. Courses will be capped at 30 participants.

Upcoming Dates offered: All Quick Start Live-Online courses will run for a full two weeks (including both synchronous and asynchronous engagement). Please note that additional Quick Start Live-Online dates will be posted soon. 

  • Cohort 6: Week 1: Sept. 20-24; Week 2: Sept. 27-Oct. 1, Course Proposal Form due: Oct. 4
  • Cohort 7: Week 1: Oct. 18-22; Week 2: Oct. 25-29, Course Proposal Form due: Nov. 1
  • Cohort 8: Week 1: Nov. 8-12*; Week 2: Nov. 15-19, Course Proposal Form due: Nov. 22
  • Cohort 9: Week 1: Jan. 3-7; Week 2: Jan. 10-14, Course Proposal Form due: Jan 17

*No Live-Session on Veterans Day (Thurs., Nov. 11)

More detailed information can be found on our Course Proposal Submissions Deadlines page.

How is this helpful?: The Quick Start Live-Online will provide the same information and materials as the self-paced Quick Start with the addition of collaborative workshops led by faculty and staff in the GE Office. Instructors will be able to ask questions, troubleshoot, and workshop materials with colleagues who are knowledgeable about the new GE curriculum. By the end of the course, instructors will have a completed Course Proposal Form to send to UWGEC for rapid batch review for Summer/Fall 2022 course offerings. UWGEC will review courses following Live-Online participation. For courses that would like to be included in Spring 2023, additional live-online sessions will be offered in Spring 2022. 

How long will it take?: The Quick Start Live Online will encompass two full weeks (M-F) with synchronous (~1hr/day) and asynchronous (~1hr/day) daily engagements. Asynchronous course components will follow the same modules as the self-paced Quick Start (see above) with participants engaging in synchronous, collaborative sessions to workshop their course transition elements with the active support of faculty and staff from the GE Office.