Implementation and Course Submission

2013 forward All of the Pathways policies and processes, including the Common Core, must be reviewed and evaluated each year for three years beginning in 2013, and every three years thereafter. Modifications will be made as necessary to improve them or to meet changing needs.
Fall 2013 Courses designated as major-entry courses must be offered at the colleges and their status as major-entry courses must be widely publicized at each college offering the major.
May 2013 Student appeals system established and training begins for fall 2013 implementation.
December 2012 Deadline to enter new or modified courses for the Common Core and College Option in the Chancellor’s University Report for courses to be available for Fall 2013 registration. Please note that prior to entry in the CUR, Common Core courses will have to have been approved by the University-wide review committee specified in the original Board resolution. Colleges are urged to submit new or modified courses as early as possible, rather than waiting until December 2012.
April 1, 2012 As specified in the Board resolution, each college must submit for the approval of the Chancellor its plan for implementation of the General Education Framework (the Common Core plus the baccalaureate-granting colleges’ 12 College-Option general education credits. This is also the date by which colleges may choose to apply for funds for specific elements of their implementation plans.
March 2012 Initial meeting of the CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee. (PowerPoint presentation)

Chancellor Goldstein Establishes CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee. (Updated: January 2013)

January 2012 Initial Common Core Guidelines distributed.

Senior University Dean Robert Ptachik convenes first meetings of the Pathways Implementation Committee.

December 2011-January 2012 Colleges designate chief campus contacts for Pathways implementation and nominate tenured faculty to serve on the Common Core course review committee.

Development of Pathways into the Majors

August 2012 Courses that will be accepted as entry-level courses for beginning the major, or as prerequisites for such courses, in five majors (criminal justice, English, nursing, psychology, and teacher education) are announced.
May 2012 Four additional disciplinary committees begin determining the first three to six courses that lead into the majors in economics, engineering, political science, and sociology.

The original seven disciplinary committees recommend for approval no fewer than three and no more than six courses that will be accepted as entry-level courses for beginning the major, or as prerequisites for such courses, by all colleges offering those majors.

March-April 2012 Disciplinary committees provide draft recommendations regarding the largest transfer majors. Comments invited from the CUNY community until April 18.
January-March 2012 Disciplinary committees provide updates on work concerning largest transfer majors.
December 2011 Disciplinary committees provide updates on work concerning largest transfer majors.
October 2011 Disciplinary committees convene and begin work concerning largest transfer majors (Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, English, Nursing, Psychology, and Teacher Education).
June 2011 CUNY Board of Trustees approves resolution on creating an effective transfer system.

Development of the Common Core Framework

December 2011
Late November 2011 Steering Committee meets to finalize report and recommendations.
November 15-18, 2011
November 1, 2011 Draft Report and Recommendations on the Common Core distributed to the University community and posted online. Comments invited.
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011 First Steering Committee meeting (meeting agenda, meeting summary, PowerPoint).
June 2011 CUNY Board of Trustees approves resolution on creating an effective transfer system.