People were contributors, but also Institutions. Because of the competition between disciplines and their departments, it is logical that they would be reluctant to risk loss of the important FTES to a cross-disciplinary program like ISGE. As a result, sometimes the units of conventional universities were bureaucratic and resisted the new program. But overall, and especially because of its general education course focus, ISGE needed the cooperation and assent of many different departments through their representation in the many Faculty Senates involved.

The original Faculty Senate, General Education committee of the home institution, CPP, voted unanimously to approve ISGE courses for offering.