Policy on GEAR Program Features and Course Certification Requirements

Purpose of the policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for what constitutes a General Education and All University Requirements (GEAR) course at Cal Poly Humboldt, and to establish requirements for offering GEAR courses in the various GEAR areas. In this policy, GEAR courses are defined as all courses certified in any of the GEAR areas. Current GEAR areas are listed in Section II.1 of this policy and in the Cal Poly Humboldt academic catalog


Combined Bachelor's and Master's Pathways Policy

Purpose of the Policy   No current university policy exists to guide the development of a combined Bachelor’s to Master’s degree pathway at Cal Poly Humboldt. Coded Memorandum AA 2012-01 specifies the minimum requirements for establishing a “blended degree model”, which at Cal Poly Humboldt shall be referred to as the Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Pathway (CBMP) Policy.

Syllabus Policy

Syllabus Policy


Academic Policies Committee

Applies to: Faculty, Staff, Students

Supersedes: P18-01 Course Syllabus Policy, P16-03 Syllabi Policy, and VPAA 07-02 HSU Policy on Content of Syllabi

Purpose of the policy:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Grant Program and Award Committee Policy

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Grant Program and Award Committee


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

Applies to: Faculty, Staff, and Students of Cal Poly Humboldt are eligible to apply for a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility grant for up to $5,000 to support projects, programs, and/or initiatives that cultivate awareness and inclusivity of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus.


Supersedes: EM:P06-07


Assessment and Program Review Policy

Purpose of the Policy


To promote continuous, evidence-based improvement in support of the university’s statement of purpose, this policy document outlines the requirements for assessment and program review at Cal Poly Humboldt. All academic programs, co-curricular programs, and operational units are included in this policy in order to maintain a comprehensive institutional effectiveness program.