Re-certification Information

The General Education Curriculum (02.10.02) policy document established the General Education Program act in accordance with the University’s Periodic Program Review Process and also charged the General Education Executive Committee with reviewing all courses after the fourth year they are taught.

Course recertification provides an opportunity to document the effectiveness of courses and the ongoing innovations adopted by Temple University faculty. We understand courses grow and develop, and we expect that; however, we also are obligated to determine that courses remain committed to program-wide learning goals.

Fundamentally, we will review courses to determine if they have maintained coherency and consistency over time, especially where multiple instructors and departments are involved, and continue to meet area-specific and program-wide learning goals. An additional goal of recertification is to generate information that may be shared with new instructors teaching a course, for example, clear course-specific learning goals and sample assignments that assess course and GenEd learning goals.

In September of 2017, the GenEd Executive Committee, Area Coordinators and staff collaborated to reorganize the recertification process.   Having reviewed the recertification portfolios for the academic year 2017-2018, the GenEd Executive Committee requests that the following procedures be followed for the 2018-2019 GenEd recertifications.


GenEd Recertification Process, General Instructions

Revised November 9, 2018

Click here for complete guidelines. (Click here for pdf version.)

Recertification portfolios are due before the start of the Summer I semester (2019)

Each portfolio must include:

  • Recertification cover sheet developed in the fall semester
  • Course syllabi and assignment prompts for major assessments from every instructor teaching the course in the summer(2018) or fall(2018)
  • Course syllabi and assignment prompts for major assessments plus the recertification cover sheet with the assessment column filled in by each instructor teaching the course in the spring (2019) (This element is replacing the learning goals map used in 17-18)
  • Samples of student work
  • Self-reviews for all online sections of the course offered in summer(2018), fall(2018), or spring(2019)
  • Narrative

Calendar Cycle for Course Recert.

Questions? Please contact Dana Dawson,