Application of New or Existing Course to the University Writing Skills Requirement

Assignment of individual courses to the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) must be approved by the Writing Skills Subcommittee of the Committee on Instruction and Curriculum CIC). Criteria for a course meeting the UWSR is listed on the Request to Apply New or Existing Course to the University Writing Skills Requirement form. Complete the form, following the instructions found in brackets. (Remember to delete the bracketed text as you respond to each item.) Direct any questions regarding completing the form to your College Curriculum Coordinator. After completing the UWSR form, submit it to your College Curriculum Coordinator for placement on the next agenda of your College Curriculum Committee. The College Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for providing his/her departments with the deadline dates for submitting UWSR forms.

After the approval of the College Curriculum Committee and the Dean and/or Associate Dean, the College Curriculum Coordinator is responsible for posting to the Shared Documents section of the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Curriculum SharePoint site (https://sharepoint.csueastbay.edu/sites/aa/apgs/curr/default.aspxa), the college-approved UWSR Request form. The College Curriculum Coordinator will e-mail all university Department Chairs, Program Directors, Associate Deans, Deans, and the Articulation Officer (using a quarterly distribution list provided by the University Curriculum Coordinator) requesting their review of the proposal. They will be asked to note any objections via the Team Discussion section of the Curriculum SharePoint site. The College Curriculum Coordinator will monitor the site and forward any objections to the appropriate people in that College. After five working days, if there are no objections, or after an objection has been considered, the curriculum proposal is eligible to be reviewed by APGS. The College Curriculum Coordinator sends the UWSR Request as an e-mail attachment to the University Curriculum Coordinator in APGS and the Associate Vice President in Academic Resources and Administration. The University Curriculum Coordinator will ensure that the proposal is reviewed by the Associate Vice President in APGS.

New UWSR courses with or without objections will require review beyond the Associate Vice Presidents, namely the Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC), the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate, and the President of the University. A final copy will be forwarded to the Academic Senate Office by the University Curriculum Coordinator for review by these appropriate committees.

Routing of Request to Apply New or Existing Course to the University Writing Skills Requirement Form


  1. Faculty Member via Department Chair or Department Chair
  2. College Curriculum Coordinator
  3. Dean and/or Associate Dean
  4. College Curriculum Committee

    The order of steps 2), 3), and 4) above may vary depending on your College. Consult your College Curriculum Coordinator for the proper routing in your College.
  5. College Curriculum Coordinator alerts all university Department Chairs, Program Directors, Associate Deans, Deans, and the Articulation Officer to review the college-approved curriculum request under the Shared Documents section on the Curriculum SharePoint Site under Academic Affairs/APGS https://sharepoint.csueastbay.edu/sites/aa/apgs/curr/default.aspx.
  6. After five working days, the College Curriculum Coordinator sends the UWSR Request as an e-mail attachment to the University Curriculum Coordinator in APGS.
  7. University Curriculum Coordinator forwards proposed curriculum request to the Associate Vice President of APGS for review.
  8. Committee on Instruction and Curriculum (CIC)
  9. Executive Committee of the Academic Senate (EXCOM)
  10. Academic Senate
  11. University President
  12. University Curriculum Coordinator forwards the final, approved copy to the College Curriculum Coordinator.
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